Prof.John Pancras Mukasa Lubowa Ssebuwufu     .

Prof. John Pancras Mukasa Lubowa Ssebuwufu, commonly known as John Ssebuwufu is a Ugandan chemistacademic and administrator. He was the 3rd UVCF Chairman (2000 - 2001) and is the current chancellor of Kyambogo University, Uganda's second-largest public university. He was installed as chancellor on 19 February 2014, replacing Eric Tiyo Adriko, who had completed his two-term tenure. The correct spelling of his last name is Ssebuwufu.


Ssebuwufu attended Namilyango college for his middle and high school education in 1960s.He studied at Makerere University, for his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both in Chemistry. In 1974, he won a scholarship to study for a Doctor of Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland, from which he graduated in 1977. Ssebuwufu spent another two years at Queen's University on a postdoctoral fellowship also in chemistry

Other Responsibilities

In addition to his responsibilities at Kyambogo University, Ssebuwufu is the current Vice Chancellor of the University of Kisubi (UniK) which was formerly known as 'Kisubi Brothers University College (KBUC), a constituent college of [[Uganda Martyrs University]to which he had also served as the Principal]. In 2013, he was appointed as the chairperson of the UbuntuNet Alliance, the regional research and education network for Eastern and Southern Africa. In the past, he has served as the director of research programs at the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Ghana.

Ssebuwufu is a member of the World Bank Millennium Science Initiative and is one of the technical experts for Uganda. He serves as the chairman of the board of directors for following Ugandan companies and businesses:

·         Citibank Uganda - A subsidiary of Citigroup of New York City

·         Uganda Management Institute (UMI)

·         National Environment Management Authority of Uganda (NEMA)

·         National Council for Science and Technology

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