Unveiling the new guild president

Last week on Friday, Nov 2, the UCU students’ community elected Bruce Mugisha as their new guild president. The third-year student of Civil and Environmental Engineering garnered 1000 votes, beating his  closet rival  Joshua Wanambwa with a margin of  124 votes, having scored 876 votes FRANCIS EMUKULE  interviewed him. Who are you? I am a 22 year-old who comes from a humble family of four. I am the fourth among my siblings. My mother, Molly Mugisha, is an educationist in western Uganda and my father, Godfrey Mugisha is a farmer.…

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Let’s reciprocate Black Panther phenomenon

OPOLOT  NICHOLAS L’AKWANG Most recently, I participated at the Kampala Geopolitics Conference which was hosted at Makerere University. One of my major takeaways from this significant event was how we can harness Africa’s potential through fronting its youth as a major component to drive its transformation. An analogy was given illustrating the success of the “Black Panther” movie which inspired many youth on how to rethink Africa’s future through fiction and arts. Much is said about this great award-winning movie which depicts the futuristic kingdom of Wakanda, situated in Africa.…

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Heroism: The weak end of opposition politics

REV. SAMSON MALIISA Presently, Uganda’s political scene suggests that there is more to favour the opposition’s advancement towards providing alternative political leadership in Uganda than there has ever been since the inception of Museveni’s NRM regime. The citizenry’s dissatisfaction with the recent age limit removal amendment, changes in the taxation policy in the face of overwhelming corruption levels in government institutions, recent unaccounted-for killings in the nation, mistrusted electoral processes, to mention a few, serve to show that most of Ugandans crave for a change in the political leadership of…

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Mao lambasts university students over lifestyle

BY DOUGLAS OLUM The Democratic Party (DP) President General, Norbert Mao, has slammed Uganda Christian University students over anti-social lifestyles. “These days people don’t even know their neighbours. I am sure those of you who live in hostels, don’t know who lives in the next room. I’m just telling you that you can’t have a citizenship where people are disconnected. Active citizenship is about strong family bonds and then voluntary associations,” Mao said. Mao made the remarks while speaking at the 2018 UCU Law Society Symposium, held in Nkoyoyo Hall…

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Amanya is new guild president

BY DOUGLAS OLUM On Friday November 2,Uganda Christian University held its guild general elections for the academic year 2018/19. Students across the university’s five campuses voted for their new leaders to take the positions of Guild Presidents and Members of Parliament. Bruce Mugisha Amanya emerged the winner for the position of guild president at the university’s main campus in Mukono after scoring at least 1,000 votes, trouncing his closest rival, Phillip Joshua Wanambwa, who scored 876 votes and Charlotte Mbabazi who scored 157. Amanya said his victory was a result…

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BSAF gets global accreditation

BY STAFF WRITER The Uganda Christian University Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (BSAF) has received an international accreditation by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global body that brings together professional accountants. In a letter dated September 27, addressed to the Programme Coordinator of the bachelor’s programme, Anthony K. Agume, and signed by ACCA’s Professional Qualifications Approval Officer, Kim Gilchrist, the body writes: “I am pleased to advise that ACCA has now fully assessed this programme for accreditation. Cohorts will be eligible for exemption as follows,”…

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Basoga Nseete triumphs

BY DOUGLAS OLUM & ESTHER TUSIIME BYONA Basoga Nseete Students Association are the winners of the 2018 Uganda Christian University (UCU) Students’ Cultural Gala. The association was pronounced winner at the event held on Saturday, October 20 at Nkoyoyo Hall, after garnering 414 marks out of 500. They beat their closest rivals and defending champions, the Acholi students community, with a meagre two marks. Celebrations among members of the winning team erupted around Nkoyoyo Hall as soon as the announcement was made. Brian Wabwire, the Basoga Nseete association’s chairperson, said…

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UCU rolls out new programme, opens for intake

BY DOUGLAS OLUM Uganda Christian University is rolling out two new academic programme starting next January. The new programmes, Master of Laws in International Energy, Law & Policy (modular), will be studied at the Kampala Campus. The other one is Bachelor of Laws (Evening), specific for Kampala campus. Christa Kyomya Oluka, the UCU director of admissions, said the programmes are a response to the main campus space limitations coupled with the huge demand for the course in the country. “We have always had more applicants for Bachelor of Laws than…

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Moot stars stunned by their own wi

BY DOUGLAS OLUM Students who represented Uganda Christian University (UCU) at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT) East Africa Moot Court Competition are jubilating over their win. In an interview with The Standard on Friday, October 19, the three member team, represented by Joy Koelewijn (LLB2), said they did not expect the win because of the nature of the competition. “When we reached there, we were all scared because the things we were going to discuss were fourth-year work yet we were just second years. After the…

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Students quit Internet over tax

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE The Over The Top (OTT) tax introduced by the Government this financial year has left a big number of students disconnected from the Internet.  Activists, students and scholars attending a recent debate organised by the European Union (EU) delegation in Uganda on Media for Democracy at Uganda Christian University, expressed concern over the new tax and its implications to the youth.  Andrew Gole, one of the panellists noted that, 30 percent of the young people were cut off social media following the introduction of the Shs200 daily…

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