Expelled students to get their day in court

Yasin Sentumbwe (first right), Counsel Isaac Ssemakadde, and Simon Semuwemba addressing the media outside Court in Jinja after the ruling on June 14 (Courtesy photo)

Expelled students’ appeal to go ahead in Mukono High Court BY STANDARD TEAM Uganda Christian University (UCU)’s preliminary objections to the court case brought against it by Yasin Sentumbwe Munagomba and Simon Semuwemba, the law students that were expelled for allegedly spearheading a demonstration on fees increment in May 2016, have been dismissed. In the ruling by Hon. Justice Eva K. Luswata that took place on June 14, at the Jinja High Court, both objections presented by UCU have been dismissed by court. Background to the case In June 2016,…

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Canons on a roll

Lady Canons extend winning streak as male counterparts faulter against KIU Titans in national league BY AGATHA MUTEBI The UCU Lady Canons have continued in their winning ways by beating KIU Rangers 57-48. The game was held on June 18 at YMCA, and it cements the Canons’ flawless action in the first four games of the season. The Mukono-based team and league champions are not taking anything for granted in the National Basketball League this season.Although they started off slow with an 18-12 lead in the first quarter, led by…

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Olila one up on Lady Cardinals

After failing to reach the finals of the Uganda Cup having drawn 2-2 and being ejected on penalty shoot-outs by Olila SS, many regard the season as a gone case for the Lady Cardinals, FRED HIDULA writes. However, although the team failed to win silverware this season, we   ought to give them credit for their hard work and dedication. First of all, the girls made it to the FUFA Elite Women League finals for the very first time ever. And their loss to three-time defending champions Kawempe Muslim SS was…

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Doves, Ladies in big victory

BY FRED HIDULA The Doves have maintained a good run in the National Volleyball League after defeating Ndejje University by three straight sets to zero. The game was played on June 21 in Ndejje, Luwero District, but  the hosts failed to surpass the Doves. “It was not an easy win despite the victory but we used the   strategy      of  playing a fast game,” Samuel Engwau, one of the players reveals. The Doves now sit third in the men’s series but next play KCCA. Meanwhile the Lady Doves…

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Student scoops photography award

The photo Kartende submitted for the competition (Photo by Andrew Kartende)

BY JOEL OSEKENY Andrew Kartende, a third-year student of Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics at Uganda Christian University, Kampala campus, has been voted second best photographer out of 200 entrants for a photo competition in Germany. The inaugural photography competition organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Uganda, a Germany political foundation based in Uganda, was organised under the theme: “Confidence in the future”. Entrants from all over the world submitted photographs from April 30 to June 7 this year. On June 8, the jury selected four winners, in Berlin. Zahara Abdul,…

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The second policy dialogue held

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BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT The African Policy Centre (APC) in partnership with Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) guild government and the Vice-Chancellor’s office have held a public dialogue on the issue of leaders and their accountability to the citizens. The second of its kind at UCU since last year, the one-day dialogue was held under the theme: “Are Ugandan leaders accountable to citizens?” It mainly covered areas of emotional intelligence, intellectual discourse and Africa’s position in the world. Topics such as corruption, national politics, sexual harassment, partisan politics, leadership, financial management and…

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Leadership is primarily functional – Obwoya

BY STAFF  WRITER The National Team Leader of Life Ministry, Dr Dickson Obwoya, has urged Christians to emulate Jesus’ leadership example by being good servant leaders. “Leadership is primarily functional and any position that one is entrusted with is only a platform to exercise the function of service in that particular position,” he said. This was during the Trinity Semester leadership conference week at both the main campus and Kampala campus held from June 18 to 25, under the theme: “Transformed lives for servant leadership”. Obwoya said that some leaders…

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Behaviour choices top HAW agenda

(Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA The Health Awareness Week (HAW) for the Trinity Semester that was conducted from June 11 to 16 at the old netball pitch has highlighted decent behaviour and excellence in life under the theme,“Behaviour choices: Are you choosing right?” During the week, a number of health challenges that the students and staff are currently facing were highlighted. These include hypertension, diabetes, backache, sexually transmitted infections, obesity, mental ill-health, the different types of cancer, accidents and injuries. Services were offered to assist the community access health care and vaccination…

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Exploring Uganda one waterfall at a time

BY HENRY MATOVU When you ask Ugandans what their dream destination would be, the majority would cross not only just the Ugandan border but the oceans beyond to find it. They mention lands far away, glorifying foreign beauty over their motherland. I on the other hand would opt to visit Uganda any day. I totally agree with Sir Winston Churchill who called our country “The Pearl of Africa”. So, over the June public holiday break, thanks to social media, I retreated to the eastern part of Uganda. My journey was…

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Court objections no cause for excitement

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The ongoing court case between two expelled university students and the university, over a student trike held, should not bring business to a standstill in our institution. It is probably an exciting event and time for the students, but it is not a final verdict in this case, and the ruling initially makes way for the court application and hearing to commence. Whatever the final verdict will be, time will tell. An incident like this is definitely detrimental to the image of the university, and it takes time, effort and…

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