Prof Rugumayo installed as Chancellor at Mountains of the Moon University

Professor Edward Rugumayo being installed as Chancellor Mountains of the Moon University by VP Alupo (Photo/URN)

Fort Portal, (UG):- Professor Edward Rugumayo, a Ugandan politician, author, academic and environmentalist has been Installed as the First Chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University.

Prof Rugumayo was installed on Friday by Vice President Rtd Major Jessica Alupo at the University’s 15th graduation ceremony held at the University Main Campus in Saaka, Fort Portal City.

In 2020, President Museveni appointed Rugumayo as chancellor to serve for a four-year term of office.  His appointment followed the recommendation of the University council, based on section 30(1) of the Universities and Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (as amended).

His appointment came two months after the university was taken over by the government as a public institution.

Being one of the co-founders of the institution in 2005, Professor Rugumayo had served in a similar capacity before the institution was taken over by the Government as a public university.

Rugumayo attended Galihuma Primary School in Kyenjojo and Nyakasura School, before being admitted to Makerere University in the mid-1950s.

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In 1958, he was given a scholarship to study in the United Kingdom.

Professor Rugumayo holds a Diploma in Education from Chester College in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Ecology from the University of London.

After the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) and the Uganda National Liberation Front (UNLF) captured power, Rugumayo became the chairman of the National Consultative Council (NCC), the parliament of the time.

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Rugumayo served as Minister of Education in 1971, Chairman of the National Consultative Council in 1979, Uganda’s first Ambassador to South Africa in 1996, Minister of Internal Affairs in 1999, and Minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry in 2000.

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