The Head Department of Development Studies Dr. Robert Esuruku on Friday 16th September 2022 handed over the instruments of power to Dr. Resty Naiga in Acting position as a stop gap measure awaiting the process of appointing the d substantive head.
The handover ceremony held at the CHUSS Smartroom was witnessed by the Principal represented by her Deputy, Deans, Heads of Departments, some academic and administrative staff chaired by the Dean School of Liberal and Performing Arts Prof. Patrick Mangeni.
Dr. Esuruku has served for one- four-year term as head. He was appointed on acting basis from 1st January to August 2018 and thereafter, appointed substantive head from September 2018 to 31st August 2022.
The Deputy Principal Dr. Eric Awich Onen described the hand over as a good moment imploring staff to build good relationship as they serve and to recognize everyone’s contribution, “We all make our entrance and exist. However, we should always strive to do our best to leave a legacy that can be cherished beyond those we hand over office”, Dr. Awich said.
Awich hailed the outgoing head for developing PhD program as a big achievement and an example of high work ethics.
“I encourage Resty that Robert has built a strong foundation and recognized everybody’s contribution. Continue from where Robert left. We appreciate his leadership and recognize that he did not work alone. As Principals office, if you have any issue please call”. Awich said.