University security now tight

The UCU security has been tightened at the university gates after a terrorism threat (Photo by Marion Bameka)

According to the DPC Mukono Police Station, Rogers Seguya, the Uganda Christian University (UCU) security department may need to tighten up on measures to ensure the safety of the university community. “Following the terrorist threats that are faced by the community lately, yesterday (September 11) I tried to cross-check with the security at the campus gates and I was disappointed on discovering that it is not as tight as I thought it should be,” said Seguya. “I wanted to see how serious the university security is. So I sent through…

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Freshers cautioned on dress code

DOSA chooses her best dressed students during the Fresher’s Ball (Photo by Joel Osekeny)

The Director of Students Affairs (DOSA), Mrs Olive Ayo Birabi, met with guild officials and emphasized the dress code especially for first-year students. As the freshers prepared for their ball, Mrs Birabi said that some minimum standards were agreed upon, which the guild officials communicated to the new students. “Specifically, the students should desist from wearing short dresses or skirts, and very tight pants for the girls,” she said. During the induction lunch that took place on September 21, Birabi spoke about the accepted dress code at Uganda Christian University….

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HIV fight highlighted

Students from Makerere and hosts UCU pose for a picture during the UNAIDS event at the IUC building (Photo by Edwin Alecho)

TBY NICHOLAS OPOLOT The John Sentamu Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has hosted an HIV legal clinic in partnership with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and UNAIDS. Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Karusa Kiriagu, Uganda’s country representative of UNAIDS, said that there is need to transform the treatment of HIV to make it manageable. “The Government should take reasonable measures to eliminate HIV/AIDS along with the help of civil society organizations and other stakeholders. “We need to broker relationships and the capacity to fight HIV to create…

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Addiction affects all of us – DOSA

A man wearing a placard againt addiction (Photo by Francis Emukule)

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE “Addiction  is not only a Uganda Christian University (UCU) issue but a nationwide concern,” said the Director of Student Affairs, Mrs Olive Ayo Birabi, while officiating at the Annual Recovery Walk on September 23 at the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) gardens in Kamwokya, Kampala. “Those in high school shouldn’t indulge in consumption of any illicit content, and as UCU we are committed to work with everybody to reduce the impact of addiction in the country,” she said. Mrs Birabi  called upon everyone to contribute to the…

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2,060 new students have been admitted

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By Staff Writer A total of 2,060 new students both in Kampala and the Main Campus have been admitted this Advent Semester that kicked off on August 30. Of these, 1,700 undergraduates were admitted at Mukono campus while 300 were for Kampala campus. Sixty students were for post-graduate studies. Four thousand three hundred are continuing students for both campuses. Even though there has not been a significant rise in the number of new students as  compared to last year’s Advent Semester, there has been a slight decrease in the number…

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NCHE inspects Medical School facility at Mengo

Mr Ayine and doctors from Mengo Hospital during the inspection of the laboratories (Photo by Marion Bameka)

By Marion Bameka The inspection team from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on September 21 inspected the Uganda Christian University Medical School facilities at Mengo Hospital for the long-awaited Albert Cook Medical School project. According to the reactions from the NCHE delegates, it was concluded that the UCU Medical School is not yet ready to start. Mr Robert Ayine, a delegate from NCHE overseeing the inspection, expressed concern that the  UCU team seemed unprepared for the opening of the school. “There is no equipment like apparatuses in the…

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Climate change, aims for progress are inseparable

(Photo by Paul Wembabazi)

By Denis Birungi When Donald Trump decided to withdraw America from the Paris Accord and threatened to cut federal funding for climate change initiatives, little did he know that Hurricane Harvey would devastate USA in general – Texas and Louisiana in particular with such horror. His reason for cutting funding for climate change interventions is that “they have killed American jobs” and that climate change is a myth. Storms and floods have, and are projected to continue causing untold death and destruction across the globe. From USA to the Philippines,…

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Rotaract to host a charity run

The rotaract club of Uganda Christian University (UCU) has organized the second edition of the Rotary Charity Run and Sports Gala, set to take place on September 30, at the Main Campus. The Charity Run and Sports Gala is an annual fundraiser by the rotaract club of UCU, having held the inaugural event in September 2016. They were able to collect funds to provide scholastic materials for the children of Little Voices Africa Orphanage, Buwengye, Jinja. “For this year’s charity run we hope to raise enough funds to cater for…

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UCU hosts police games

BY STAFF WRITER 8 African country police forces will be participating in the games Uganda Christian University (UCU) is hosting the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Games from August 24 to 29 at the New Recreational Grounds. The inaugural event is part of the 19th EAPCCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2017. EAPCCO is a police chiefs’ cooperation founded in 1998 with only Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Today, it comprises 13 member countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda,…

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Excellence in the agriculture exhibition

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University (UCU) has emerged second best organization, and best education institution, out of over 200 that participated in the 25th part of the annual Uganda National Agricultural Show that took place at the Nile Jinja showgrounds between July 17 and 23. Second to Kakira Sugar Works, UCU registered victory with a display of a 12m by 12m piece of land showcasing indigenous vegetables like amaranths and macrocarpon, products of an agriculture student, Allan James Kirunda, who manufactures organic papaya jam, agricultural research by two other…

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