UCU signs MoU with Mengo Hospital Board

UCU signs MoU with Mengo Hospital Board

By BRIGHT NIWAHA and IVAN NAIJUKA Uganda Christian University (UCU) is set to start a medical school in May. The school will be based on Namirembe Hill in Kampala. On December 6, UCU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mengo Hospital to work hand-in-hand in training the learners. UCU and Mengo Hospital are both Church founded institutions. The MoU was signed at the Provincial Offices in Kampala. Since UCU started in 1997, its major academic programmes have been in the arts and humanities. But a few years ago, the…

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Auma writes to depict evil in society through literature

Auma writes to depict evil in society through literature

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN While most students wait until they graduate to save money and earn a living, Rachel Hope Namubiru Auma, 24, a playwright, was already earning and saving at the beginning of her last year at university in 2016. The money she was saving would later help her stage one of her plays at the National Theatre. Writing a play and at the same time directing it is usually a hard task. However, for Namubiru this is  what     she enjoys  most. She has the passion of directing…

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Historic: Lady Canons beat KCCA to lift record sixth league title

Historic: Lady Canons beat KCCA to lift record sixth league title

BY FRED HIDULA Regarded as  underdogs  by analysts despite being reigning champions, the Lady Canons again showed that the virtue  of  teamwork    can supersede that of individual quality. The Lady Canons are now the champions of the National Basketball League (NBL)  having lifted the cup in 2016 after defeating KCCA Leopards  66-61. During the match, Ritah Imanishimwe led with a team high 16 points while Vilma Achieng added 13 and nine rebounds and Judith  Nansobya added 10 for the Lady Canons, winning the  series 4-3 against (KCCA) Leopards. In…

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Engwenyu is new Volleyball Federation General Secretary

Engwenyu is new Volleyball Federation General Secretary

BY STAFF WRITER Cornelius Engwenyu, the University Sports Coordinator has been elected the new General Secretary of Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF). Egwenyu was elected to the office for a four -year- term during the UVF annual general conference at the National Council of Sports board room on January 8. Engwenyu polled 94 votes, beating his only rival Hassan Sekajoolo with a Margin of 62 votes. Others voted into office include the association president Hadijah Namanda; Ismail Bagaga as first vice-president; Patricia Ahumuza second vice-president and Adam Mugisha as  treasurer. The…

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Team UCU bags 9 gold medals in East Africa University Games

Team UCU bags 9 gold medals in East Africa University Games

BY FRED HIDULA Uganda Christian University (UCU) finished fourth overall bagging 9 gold, 8 silver and 14 bronze totaling to  31 medals in the just concluded East Africa University  Games held at Jomo Kenyatta  University of Agriculture and Technology from 16-21, December 2016. UCU won gold in team events which included basketball  (men and women), netball,  athletics (200m)  (women), long jump (men and women), badminton, shotput (women), taekwondo(Men). Silver medals were won in discus, relays and stroke mixed double in swimming. The university won bronze in 100m for both men…

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Guild official injured

Guild official injured

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Daniel Manzi the guild Member of Parliament for Non-residents did not enjoy the 2016 Christmas. As he celebrated the day, he dived into a swimming pool in Mbarara and accidentally hurt his spine. Daniel is now soliciting for Shs3.6m to undergo an operation at Mulago Hospital. The Guild President, Ms Prisca Amongin, told The Standard that Manzi had gone swimming at Big Fun Entertainment in Mbarara town with his friends when the accident happened. “Daniel said that when he dived into the deep end of the pool, he…

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How food poisoning killed memories at UCU staff party

How food poisoning killed memories at UCU staff party

BY AGATHA MUHAISE December 16 started like any other day for Uganda Christian University (UCU) staff. For weeks, the university staff had eagerly looked forward to the day for their end of year party. Every year, the university organises a staff party where teaching and non-teaching staff members converge and are treated to a mouthwatering feast. The meal is served after a special set of prayers to thank God for seeing the institution through the challenges of the year. But the 2016 end of year party didn’t end well for…

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Guild prioritises passport photo printer in budget draft

Guild prioritises passport photo printer in budget draft

BY STAFF WRITER As the 2016/ 2017 Guild Government settles in office, it is setting priority on buying a passport size photo-printer to generate income. This was revealed during the parliamentary budget session on January 9 at the Students’ Guild boardroom. The full-set printer, according to the Guild President, Prisca Amongin, will cost her government Shs6m. The guild government has already produced a budget draft for 2017/18 now pending approval by the University Administration. Amongin said the machine will be used to print students’ passport photos at a reduced cost…

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UCU Holdings gets new board

UCU Holdings gets new board

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA UCU Holdings has got  a team of new board members. The team consists of: Paul T Kyama as the chairperson, Parity Twinomujuni, Joram Kahenano, Bishop James Ssebaggala, Fred Kibeddi, Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, James Abola, George  Nyeko, James Serufusa, Victoria Kisarale, and ex- officials Dr John Senyonyi and  David Mugawe. UCU Holdings is the business arm of UCU. It was established in 2003 as a legal arm to transact the chartering process of the university before converting into the business arm recently. The university’s idea of establishing UCU…

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The Netherlands through my eyes

The Netherlands through my eyes

My experience during the Parallel Portrait Project Martha Namutosi travelled to the Netherlands together with her lecturer Nathan Omiel for an art exhibition at Minerva Art Academy. In the previous issue, we ran  a story of Omiel’s  experience during the trip. This week, Namutosi tells her experience The theme of portraying the elderly was a new subject that captured my attention on first sight through an email sent by my lecturer Eria. The e-mail was informing me that I had been selected to go to the Netherlands for an Art…

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