Youth reaping from social media

CALEB BAMWESIGA After Alex Talemwa’s internship at The Standard of Uganda Christian University ended in 2015, he needed to find another job. However, since job opportunities in Uganda are scarce, Talemwa had to prove his worth before the potential employers in the media industry. Despite the fact that he was already good at writing, editing and taking pictures not many people outside knew his abilities except his colleagues at The Standard who would not employ him anyway. What Talemwa did was to hit FaceBook to market his abilities. “I was…

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When students sacrifice lecturers

JOHN VIANNEY AHUMUZA Any academic journey through any higher institution of learning leaves a lot to desire. Apart from learning experiences encountered in life’s changing moments, one of the key dilemmas faced is when a lecturer wants students to do something and yet the very students want something else! Communication barriers in the lecture room certainly make it difficult for students to get the most out of their education. Many times, lecturers or tutors fail to create engaging sessions that would aid them connect with their students on a one-to-one…

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Victory over myself

Genesis 39.1-23 Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi We live in an age of licence. The world is on a rampage to abolish all self-restraint and glorify hedonism. We excuse our base passions saying, “It is the way I am.” It is inconceivable that a person who will not control his own passions should be entrusted with managing other people. As Paulo Coelho said, “If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world.” And Stephen Covey adds, “The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the…

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‘Wokos’ adds degree to his trophy cabinet

I arrived at the university which was buzzing with activity as excited graduands prepared to reap the fruit of their labour at the July 5 graduation event. The well-mowed football pitch had lost its identity as floods of people, organised symmetrically in lines, sat in the tents which were white enough to deflect the sun and wide enough to protect from rain. Somewhere inside one of the dozens of tents sat Phillip Wokorach himself, the champion, as The Standard’s Benezeri Wanjala writes.

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