Associate Professor Umar Kakumba is the First Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) of Makerere University. In the absence of the Vice Chancellor, he performs the functions of the Vice Chancellor.


Assoc. Prof. Umar Kakumba, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)Associate Professor Umar Kakumba holds a PhD in PUblic Affairs (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Masters in Public Administration & Management (Makerere University), Diploma in Business Administration (Makerere University) and a BA Social Sciences (Makerere University).

He completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Kakumba is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Management Sciences, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS),  Makerere University. He served as a Member of the University’s Senate for eight years. He is involved in several international programmes including a Pan-African capacity building programme by the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation. He also champions the Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx) project and research excellence within Makerere University and further afield. CAPREx is a partnership between the University of Cambridge, Makerere University and the University of Ghana, Legon.

The Office

As the DVC for Academic Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Umar Kakumba is responsible for overseeing programmes and policies that promote academic excellence in the University; ensuring quality of academic programmes; overseeing the proper planning and coordination of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes; coordination of curriculum development; and ensuring optimal utilization of teaching, research and library facilities.

The DVC Academic Affairs monitors the Colleges/Faculties/Institutes/Schools, the School of Graduate Studies, the University Library, and the Department of the Academic Registrar.

Contact Information

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs: Assoc. Prof. Umar Kakumba
Room 603, Level 6, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 532045
Email: dvcaa[at]
Senior Administrative Assistant: Ms Doreen Tazwaire
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs
Room 616, Level 6, Senate Building
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 532045
Email: doreen.tazwaire[at]