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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Christians urged to support university

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE,  DOUGLAS OLUM & LHWANZU  KITOOKE “Some people are so poor that the only thing they have is their  money. Because they don’t give, they are devoid of God’s grace and abundance.” These were the words of  Reverend Alex Bwambale during the UCU Sunday  service  at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero on September 30. UCU Sunday was  gazetted by the Anglican Church House of Bishops in 2017 as a day when all Anglican Christians gather to pray for and contribute financially to support the university. The 2018 UCU Sunday was…

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I triumphed over HIV stigma, I now stand tall – Miss Y+

FRANCIS EMUKULE At 11 years, Gloria Nawanyaga, a third-year student of Uganda Christian University (UCU) learnt the hard truth that she was HIV positive. However, despite the stigma that soon followed her new discovery, Nawanyaga never gave up on life. Today, she is Miss Y+ (Young Positives), a position that has enabled her restore hope among hundreds of young people living with HIV. She is also an ambassador with Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV. This is her story At 11 years, Nawanyaga, 18 became so curious at…

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Tanzania’s accident awake-up call

  Tanzania and the entire East African region is mourning the enormous loss of human lives when a ferry on Lake Victoria capsized killing most of those on board.  MV Nyerere was carrying 400 people, 300 more in excess of its capacity of 100 people at the time of the accident. Preliminary reports indicate that the accident was caused by overloading the ferry beyond its capacity. This is what happens every day in Uganda, whether on water or road transport. A year ago, I made a trip to Kalangala aboard MV…

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Alumni fundraises for a students activity centre

BY DOUGLAS OLUM The Uganda Christian University Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Association are organising a fund-raising event to help construct a Students Activity Centre within the university. The event dubed, “UCU Alumni Meet,” is targeted at bringing together all graduates of UCU on Thursday October 25. It will be held at the Archbishop’s Palace in Namirembe between 6:00 to 8:30 and hosted by the Archbishop, Stanley Ntagali, who is both Chancellor and UCU alumnus, under the theme, “Building UCU.” Patrobas Wafula, the speaker of the Alumni Association, said…

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Student in jail over rape of first-year girl

BY DOUGLAS OLUM A Uganda Christian University second-year student of Business Information Technology has been arrested on allegation of raping a first-year student. Ignatius Nimusiima, 22 allegedly took the first-year girl to his hostel under the guise of escorting her to her hostel through the dark after the Freshers Ball on the night of Friday September 28. In her statement recorded at the UCU Police Station, the girl whose identity we are not disclosing for protection purposes, said she was frightened to walk alone back to her hostel which is…

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