Parents’ sincerity vital for children

JOHN VIANNEY AHUMUZA Uganda has indeed progressed in embracing universal education. It is interesting that the school-going children have also done tremendous work somehow enabling illiterate parents to grasp a few English words for communication. In some homes, even lower primary school pupils have been used as references for interpretation. This academic wave has also come with new dynamics that need serious attention. For example, in many pre-primary and primary schools, non-boarding pupils are in most cases subjected to daily homework. The assumption of such schools is that parents, guardians…

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Jesus’ lonely road to Calvary

Mark 15.6–47; Isaiah 53.3 It is difficult to imagine one hardship in our common life that Jesus did not suffer! Yet, I think that the most gruelling pain He endured was the all-round rejection, especially during His passion. And we do not think much of it. It is during times of trial that we most need the precious gift of friendship. Isaiah foretold Jesus’ loneliness to the cross of Calvary, “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom…

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The blessing of saving for your prosperity

Comfort Mpiriirwe Tumuhamye is a lecturer at the faculty of business and management in Uganda Christian University and a co-founder of Windel Investment. Through the inspiration of her mother, she developed love for saving when she was a student at the university which has benefitted her family in many ways. The Standard’s Eva Kyomugisha talked to her about this love. “I learnt to save from my mother,” says Comfort Mpiriirwe Tumuhamye. In 2004, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management at Kyambogo University, Mpiriirwe decided to start…

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Don’t turn universities into graveyard, students told

BY EMMANUEL OKOT Students intending to join universities and those continuing have been advised to prioritise education and desist from turning institutions of higher learning into academic graveyards. The advice was given by the Country Director of Compassion Uganda, Lenny Mugisha, during the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Pre-Campus Camp 2019 held at the main campus in Mukono in April. Mugisha noted that the university can either be a vineyard or a graveyard and that the power to make a choice between the two is in the students’ hands.  He also…

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UCU don wins Shs18m in defamation case

BY EMMANUEL OKOT Dr Richard Ssembatya has won a defamatory case against a city businessman Hajji Hassan Wasswa Bukenya who had accused him of snatching his wife.   A Magistrate’s  Court in Mengo awarded Dr Ssembatya, the head of the Department of Computing and  Information Technology, Shs18m in general damages and costs. The ruling was delivered on April 25 by the Mengo Chief Magistrate, Patience Lorna Tukundane. According to court, in 2016 Hajji Bukenya alleged that Dr Sembatya snatched his wife Sumayiya Nanyondo, a business-woman selling timber in Bwaise, a…

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DR Congo, UCU to sign MoU in education

BY EMMANUEL OKOT The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) wants to team up with Uganda Christian University to enhance research, staff exchange programmes and the ease of admission of Congolese students to the university. Currently, high-level steps are being taken to see the partnership take effect. In a meeting held in the Principal’s Hall at UCU’s main campus in Mukono last week, Timothee Lemba Munga, the education officer  at the DRC Embassy in Kampala, said his country was interested in partnering with UCU. The UCU team led by the Vice-Chancellor,…

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