Gulu University is on the lookout for a new Human Resource Director following the resignation of its subsistence Director, Safina Naggayi in February this year.
Naggayi, who had served the university from September 2017, resigned her position on February 1st, 2021. She bid farewell to staff on February 10th, 2021.
In her resignation letter to the Gulu University Secretary, David Obol Otori, Naggayi explained that she decided to resign to enable her to contribute to the services of another institution, with effect from March 1st, 2021.
Prof. George Openyjuru Ladaah, the Gulu University Vice-Chancellor confirmed the resignation of Naggayi, adding that she resigned her position after finding greener pastures elsewhere.
However, Naggayi’s departure has worsened the staffing problems at the university.
Gulu University’s approved staff ceiling stands at 1,343 including the teaching and non-teaching personnel.
However, only 441 positions representing 33 percent have been filled up.
A 2018 Auditor General’s report indicated that the University does not have the requisite number of academic staff despite teaching and research being its core mandate. The report revealed that out of 183 approved posts for key academic staff, only 37 were filled leaving 146 positions vacant.