UCU Sports recognised

It was a delightful moment for the Uganda Christian University sports fraternity at the second edition of the Vice Chancellor’s Award ceremony.  Held at the Vice Chancellor’s garden on Thursday February 21, the event was attended by sportsmen and women, their coaches, the Director of Students’ Affairs, Mrs Olive Birabi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations, Mr David Mugawe, and other members of the university community.  Outstanding players and coaches including Elias Isiagi, Moses Odeke, Nason Bwesigye (volleyball), Lady Cardinals captain Maureen Kinavudori, Peter Ssebulime, Ruth Aturo,…

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Arua campus emerges best

BY DOUGLAS OLUM The Arua Campus of Uganda Christian University has dominated the first-class list of the Sixth Part of the 19th Graduation at the university’s main campus on Friday March 1. At least 394 students from the Arua campus, Kampala campus,  the Main Campus and Uganda Martyrs Seminary Namugongo (UMSN) are receiving diplomas,  first degrees and master’s degrees at the event.  Nearly 280 of those are from the Main Campus. Arua has 87 graduands, Kampala has two and the UMSN has 26. And out of nine graduating with first-class…

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Why God dressed the first couple

UCU’s Vision lends itself to everything we are or do. To be “A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa” translates into who we are, what we do and how we do it. It is at its heart behavioural though it expresses itself in what we do. I want to particularly relate it to the provision in our Code of Conduct about Decent Dressing. Admittedly, this subject will not lose to allure. For the fashions of the world are in a state of unending flux. For members of the…

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Is FGM the invincible vice?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) among the Sabiny of eastern Uganda has become a critical issue. In 2010, the government of Uganda outlawed the practice after human rights defenders all over the world and health experts castigated the practice.  But the recent resurrection of the practice has left Ugandans wondering whether this barbaric ritual will ever be trampled. Note that UCU students from the region are not spared by the ritual.  The Standard explores the danger of the ritual and its origin:  Patrick Chelogoi, 35, is a teacher in Kween District, …

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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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