The College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) has a total of 12 Professors and 11 Associate Professors, out of a total of 139 teaching staff. Of the 12 Professors, 9 are retired and on contract, as are 5 of the 11 Associate Professors.
On 20th July 2012, the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) held a dinner in honour of these 14 distinguished senior personalities, who have served and continue to serve Makerere University in various capacities.
The Professors honoured in order of longest service were: Prof. Livingstone Serwadda Luboobi, Professor of Mathematics and former Vice Chancellor, 43 years; Prof. Yusto Kaahwa, Physics, 42 years; Assoc. Prof. Deborah Baranga, Zoology, 39 years; Prof. Hannington Oryem-Origa, Botany, 38 years; Prof. Bernard Turyagenda Kiremire, Chemistry, 38 years; Prof. Elidad J.B.K. Banda, Physics, 38 years; Assoc. Prof. Moses Gilbert Isabirye-Basuta, Zoology, 36 years; Assoc. Prof. Jolocam Mbabazi, Chemistry, 35 years; Prof. Henry Ssekaalo, Chemistry, 34 years; Assoc. Prof. Gerald Majella Mutumba, Botany, 25 years; Prof. John Baptist Kaddu, Zoology, 21 years; Prof. Fredrick W.B. Bugenyi, Zoology, 17 years; Assoc. Prof. Fred Kironde, Biochemistry, 13 years; and Prof. John Charles Kiboko Enyaru, Biochemistry, 11 years.
The dedicated supervision of these Professors has left behind a total of 87 PhDs and 195 MScs in various scientific fields, over 400 publications in international journals and over 40 research grants. Currently, over 40 of the total number of their students supervised are serving as members of staff in the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and at other levels in the University.