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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