The 2016 Guild elections overview

The 2016 Guild elections overview

BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Arua guild elections put off The Arua guild presidential elections have been put on hold after a first- year diploma student threw a spanner in the works and applied for the guild president position at Uganda Christian University, Arua Campus. Felix Onzima, a theology diploma student, handed in an official application on October 3 to contest for the seat of guild president of the university, contrary to Article 27(b) of the guild Constitution of Uganda Christian University. The article requires a student to have completed at…

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On to the final

On to the final

Lady Canons sweep series 3-0, qualify for 10th straight league final As many fans  and pundits expected, the Lady Canons have made it through to the finals of the 2016 FUBA National Basketball League after sweeping A1 Challenge 3-0 in the semi-final play-offs, writes RONALD AWANY Vilmah Acheing scored 27 points and 15 rebounds, Judith Nansobya bagged 19 points while the speedy Rosine Michomyiza managed nine points and nine assists as the Lady Canons completed an 80–57 swoop over A1 Challenge on November 13 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. The defending…

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Private universities are not profit oriented – Senyonyi

Private universities are not profit oriented – Senyonyi

BY STAFF WRITER The Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi, has said that private universities face major challenges in their running. High taxes imposed on construction, the lack of government funding for research, and not being reflected on the Joint Admissions Board forms for secondary school leavers, are some of the problems that private universities face. “All these challenges affect us. Taxation, for example, can be done in a more friendly way, by reducing the taxes imposed on private institutions, considering that we are not profit making organisations,” Senyonyi said He…

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UCU wins moot competition

UCU wins moot competition

BY STAFF WRITER Uganda Christian University (UCU) has won in the first-ever inter-university moot debate in East Africa. The East African Law Students Association (EALSA) in association with Uganda Law Society, the UCU Law Society and Uganda’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, organised the moot n on November 12 in Nkoyoyo Hall, UCU Mukono. A team of UCU’s law students, including Loyce Donah Katushabe, Hilda Afekuru and Priscillah Nauma beat Makerere University in the finals. The event was graced by Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi from the High Court of Uganda…

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National photo awards held

National photo awards held

BY ALEX TSONGO MATHE Siraj Muyingo has been declared the winner of this year’s Uganda Press Photo Awards (UPPA). Held on November 10, the ceremony was preceded by a photo exhibition at the Uganda Museum in Kampala, and various photography categories were recognised for their contribution to journalism in particular, and story-telling in general. Joshua Abaho and Elizabeth Kaniwabo, year- two mass communication students in UCU, also took part in this competition. “The initial aim of the awards was to raise the bar for professional photojournalism in Uganda, but over…

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Student sued for defamation

Student sued for defamation

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Joel Otim a fourth year law student has sued Denish Ayela, former Member of Parliament of Mass Communication, for defamation. On November 1, Ayela was served with a notice of intention to sue after the matter was reported to the Mukono Magistrates Court. It is alleged that on October 31, while on Urban Television for the Uganda Christian University guild presidential debate, Ayela made defamatory statements against Otim. He was quoted saying that Otim was drunk and was found in a trench. “The law suit is meant…

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Ampeire new BBUC guild boss

Ampeire new BBUC guild boss

BY ELIJAH TWINOMUHWEZI Jacob Ampeire, a secondyear mass communication student, has won the Bishop Barham University College presidential guild election. On November 12, Ampaire defeated David Kule Nzerebende, a second-year student of Bachelor of Business Administration, and Christopher Atukwase of Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management, in an election in which 818 votes were cast. Ampaire won with 371 votes; Nzerebende got 206 and Atukwasa got 191. A total of 50 ballots were declared invalid. According to Dan Oweyesiga, the BBUC Electoral Commission chairperson, the election was free and fair…

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Advent Semester paracounselling training ends

Advent Semester paracounselling training ends

BY DOREEN KAJERU This Advent Semester’s paracounselling programme has ended. The training, which began in September, covered topics such as basic counselling skills, financial management, anger management, abortion, and sexuality, among others. Mr Joseph Musaalo, the head of the counselling department at Uganda Christian University, said that the numbers have continued to grow and he encourages more students and staff to register for the next intake, which will be in the Easter Semester of 2017. The appointed chairperson of the programme thanked the department for designing such training for the…

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Students of law tipped!

Students of law tipped!

BY ISAIAH TIBITA I n a heated discussion organised by the Law Society of Uganda Christian University on November 9, under the topic “Rule of Law: How far off the paper?”, students from the law faculty were tipped on how to take the rule of law far beyond paper-work and class discussions. When asked by The Standard on whether the symposium served its purpose, Patrick Ssemwogere, the speaker of the UCU Law Society, said that the symposium brought to light factors that affect the rule of law in Uganda. Some…

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Lady Cardinals win league opener

Lady Cardinals win league opener

BY FRED HIDULA The Lady Cardinals opened their 2016/17 Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUBA) Women Elite League account with a vital 2-0 win against Buikwe She Red Stars on November 16 at Buikwe Stadium. Substitutes Mable Kareji and new signing Elle Arnold scored for the Lady Cardinals. The teams played to a first-half stalemate though it is coach Tonny Membe’s side that dominated possession, and missed close chances. Membe introduced Kareji as the Lady Cardinals increased the tempo of the game in the second half.  Ten minutes into the…

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