The College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS) has a history of over 20 years, beginning as the Basic Sciences Unit (BSU) in 1997, under the leadership of Professor Lusato R. N. Kurwijila at the Solomon Mahlangu Campus. In 1999, it was upgraded to the Faculty of Science, with Professor Kurwijila serving as the first Dean and Professor Yasinta Muzanila as the Deputy Dean.
In 2004, Professor Muzanila became the Dean, with Dr. Geofrey Karugila as the Deputy Dean. Prof. Muzanila term ended in 2011.
From 2011 to 2017, the faculty was led by Professor Patrick Mwang’ingo as the Dean and Dr. Ibrahim Mjema as the Deputy Dean. In 2017, the Faculty of Science merged with the Solomon Mahlangu Campus Directorate, led by Professor Muzanila as the Director, to form the Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education (SM-CoSE).
Upon the formation of SM-CoSE, Professor Allen Malissa became the Principal, with Dr. Mjema serving as the Coordinator for issues previously handled by the Directorate.
In 2020, Dr. Karugila succeeded Professor Malissa as the current Principal of the college.
To become a centre of excellence in natural and applied sciences.
To provide efficient, effective, and high quality training, research, outreach and consultancy services in natural and applied sciences, and education.
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