About six years after leaving office, former President Goodluck Jonathan, has continued to grow in international status.

The latest step is the appointment of the zoologist as the chancellor of Cavendish University, Uganda.

Prior to this, Dr. Jonathan, since losing his re-election bid in 2015, has delivered papers at highly rated international events.

Areas he covered include peace building and improvement of education.

He has also worked for the National Democratic Institute as lead election observer in Liberia and in South Africa where he represented the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy.

The University established in 2008 is one of the 50 private Universities in Uganda, it announced the recent appointment in a post on twitter on Monday.

“Welcome aboard @GEJonathan as you take over as the Chancellor of CUU. We look forward to this new era and achieving great things under your leadership. Success begins at Cavendish!” it wrote.

The installation is expected to take place on the 26th of August, to enable the new chancellor to preside over the University’s 10th graduation ceremony.

Dr. Jonathan has now joined two other African leaders who had served as the chancellor of the institution.

Former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, who died last week was the first chancellor of the University.

The second was the late President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa

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