KIU, Western Campus - Dr. Jonans Tusiimire has been appointed as the Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor (ADVC) in charge of Academics and Research at Kampala International University - Western Campus.
Dr. Tusiimire, 37, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, has been serving as Dean of the School of Pharmacy at KIU for the past three years. He takes over from Dr. Alice Namatovu, who has been steering the office of ADVC for the past 4 years.
During his time as Dean School of Pharmacy, Dr. Tusiimire ensured the school’s reputation and academic performance through rigorous mentorship and team-oriented approaches.
As a result, the students’ performance in pre-internship and pre-registration assessments conducted by the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda (PSU) became a benchmark for other Pharmacy Schools. This led to KIU being recognised by the Pharmacy Council in 2017 as best trainer of pharmacists in the country.
Dr Tusiimire, a senior pharmacist and member of PSU, also spearheaded the review and reaccreditation of several curricula in the school, particularly the Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology, and Master of Science in Pharmacology.
The Diploma in Pharmacy earned its accreditation by the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC) in 2018. He also spearheaded the development of new postgraduate curricula including the Master of Pharmacy in Pharmaceutics and Master of Science in Pharmaceutical.
Dr. Tusiimire thanked the University administration and board of trustees for the opportunity and pledged to improve the academic and research programmes at the university.
“I look at this responsibility as a vote of confidence in my capability and my office will always be open to whoever wants my support, and I also request for the support of my colleagues because it’s impossible to succeed alone.”, Dr. Tusiimire said.