SUA bids farewell to Prof. Gerald Monela

The members of staff and student of Sokoine University of Agriculture on Friday 27th April, 2018  said goodbye to former vice chancellor Prof. Gerald Cladius Monela after serving in the position for ten years from October 2006 to October 2016.

 Prof. Gerald C. Monela showing off a token awarded to him during his farewell party. Looking on from right to left is The Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Judge (retired) Joseph Sinde Warioba, Deputy Chairperson of SUA Council Prof. Ester Mwaikambo and SUA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor – Administration and Finance Prof. Yonika Ngaga.

Prof. Gerald C. Monela showing off a token awarded to him during his farewell party. Looking on from right to left is The Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Judge (retired) Joseph Sinde Warioba, Deputy Chairperson of SUA Council Prof. Ester Mwaikambo and SUA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor – Administration and Finance Prof. Yonika Ngaga

The farewell party which was held in his honor took place in the Sokoine University of Agriculture’s multipurpose hall and was attended by representatives from local government, staff and students, distinguished visitors, and Prof. Monela’s family as well.

Out-going Vice Chancellor Prof Gerald Monela delivering his farewell speech.
Out-going Vice Chancellor Prof Gerald Monela delivering his farewell speech.

Various speakers including the Chancellor of the Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Joseph S. Warioba congratulated Prof. Monela for the work well done during his ten year term which leaves behind great success and legacy. 

The Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Judge (retired) Joseph Sinde Warioba
The Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Judge (retired) Joseph Sinde Warioba.

During the event, heads from all Sokoine University of Agriculture units and students representatives presented tokens to Prof. Monela as a symbol to recognize his dedicated service to Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Token-giving

The event also involved the official handing over of the office from Prof. Monela to the new Vice Chancellor Prof. Raphael Chibunda who was appointed to the position on April 2017

Prof.Chibunda
The Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Judge (retired) Joseph Sinde Warioba handing over office tools to Prof. Raphael Chibunda.

Prof. Monela started his career at Sokoine University of Agriculture in December 1985 as Tutorial assistant just after obtaining his first degree in forestry. Since then he moved up through the ranks and was promoted to the highest rank of Professor in 2005. Apart from teaching Prof. Monela held several administrative positions in the University having served as Head of Department of Forest Economics (1996-2002), Country Coordinator CIFOR Project (1998 - 2002) and Dean of the then Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation 2002 – 2005. 

Prof.Monela

We wish you all the best Prof. Gerald Cladius Monela.

You can watch the events as recorded on facebook in this link (Language used was Kiswahili)

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