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Prof. Enoka Rukare Public Lecture
August 4, 2022 at 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EAT
As part of its activities to mark 20 years of existence and generational transformation of the community through holistic education, Bishop Stuart University is delighted to announce the Prof. Enoka Rukare Public Lecture.
The Lecture will be held on Thursday 4th August 2022 at 9:00 am to remember him for spearheading the genesis of Bishop Stuart University and his contribution to Higher Education in Uganda and the world.
Theme: Celebrating 20 years of Generational Transformation of the Community through Holistic Education
Date and Time: Thursday 4th August 2022 at 9:00 am (EAT).
Keynote Speaker: Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, University Council Member and Senior Presidential Advisor.
Discussant: Prof. Elly N. Sabiiti (Ph.D.), University Chairperson Committee of Appointments and Staff Welfare.
Moderator: Prof. Kenneth Kagame (Ph.D.), Chairperson University Council.
Prof. Enoka Rukare Brief History
He later went to the universities of Wales, Colombia and London. He became saved in the 1940s. Rukare joined Makerere University in 1961 as a member of staff for the development of curriculum in the School of Education and served the university devotedly.
From 1962 to 1964, Rukare was posted as a resident tutor in the department of extra-neural studies at Makerere University College in Northern Uganda. He was re-appointed to the same position in July 1972. A year later he was appointed the Head of the Department of Education. He quickly rose through the ranks and was made professor in 1975.
Rukare was the Dean of the School of Education from 1976 to 1979. He also acted as the University Dean of students. He retired from Makerere University in 1992 but returned to serve on the University Council.
According to the First Chancellor and Chairman of the Diocesan Synod Bishop Elisha Kyamugambi, in the year 2002, the Synod of Ankole Diocese resolved to start a University in Kakoba, Mbarara called Bishop Stuart University. He was charged with the task to look for the Professor to work as the Vice-Chancellor and four professors were approached but none of them turned up. Since a professor was a key requirement for the start of the University, Prof. Rukare agreed to become a Vice-Chancellor for the newly established BSU. He served from 2002 to 2004.