Mak visitation committee chairperson dies

Makerere visitation committee chairperson dies

Makerere University Visitation Committee Chairman and Deputy Chairperson of National Planning Authority, Dr Abel Rwendeire has died.

Rwendeire is said to have died of heart failure on Thursday morning.

Dr Rwendeire was MP for Rubanda County East from 1996 to 2002.

During this time, Dr Rwendeire served as a minister of State (1996-1998 and 2000-2001) for Tourism, Trade and Industry; Minister of State (1998-2000) for Higher Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports, laying the foundation, inter alia, for the establishment of Uganda Vocational Qualifications Framework with a view to integrating the informal sector into the main stream formal educational processes.

Before joining Politics, Dr Rwendeire had contributed significantly to the development and management of technical and vocational education when he was the Principal of Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (1992-1996) in the Ministry of Education and Sports.

He was the Chairman of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) that was responsible for the national admissions to all the tertiary institutions.