Award winning Ugandan academician Prof William Bazeyo has resigned from his duties at the Ivory Tower.
Bazeyo has been working as the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration Makerere University.
Speaking with our source, Bazeyo revealed that he called it a quit in order to focus and give time to his private ventures.
“The stress was too much working for people that don’t appreciate. He will concentrate on his projects.” His close workmate told theugandan.com.
At a terrible time, Makerere has lost a great leader and highly experienced officer.
It more likely that his resignation will take Makerere several years to recover from the gap he has left behind.
William Bazeyo, is a Ugandan physician, public health specialist, academic, researcher, and academic administrator.
Since September 2017, he has been the deputy vice chancellor in charge of finance and administration at Makerere University.
In August 2020, Bazeeyo won a shs 187 grant for the University, a move that have hope to the Ivory Tower top management and the country at large.
“This UGX 185 billion grant win by Prof. William Bazeyo is unprecedented. It’s the largest single grant win by an academician in the history of Uganda. What is important about this grant is that it is to benefit the entire country. Well done Prof. Bazeyo, you have set the bar high!” Professor Barnabas Nawangwe said.
The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will support the Ministry of Health under a five year project.
Prof. Bazeyo is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project “Strengthening the Government of Uganda’s Capacity for Regionally Centered and District Implemented HIV and TB Programming through Health Information Systems, Case Based Surveillance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Improvement Support under PEPFAR”