The journalism of survival over value

A trip to the eastern Uganda district of Tororo over the Easter holidays came for me with a lot of lessons into the state of the media in the country today. During my short stay there I interacted with journalists on several occasions, especially at the local radio stations. Most times, their stories were full of grievances;.“Can you believe I earn Shs 250,000 a month yet I pay rent, have a wife and two children…?” “We work so much yet earn so little; “We are being exploited.” Do you know…

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Avoid chronic weaknesses at work

A story is told of a teacher who often turned in students’ results late.    When he was asked for the reason behind this habit, the man simply said that his charisma could only sustain marking one student’s script per day! This might sound strange but it is possible for people to only do work piecemeal daily, even though our innate strength can enable us to go the extra mile and accomplish much. One way to tackle the possibility of not putting in only the minimum effort into our work…

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Construction of roads on campus begins

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Works on the construction of Uganda Christian University main campus roads has begun. The work was commissioned on April 19 at Allan Galpin Health Centre by the University Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi. This marks the beginning of paving, construction, and rehabilitation of roads, paths and parking space within the university. This will improve its beauty and put an end to the dusty and muddy roads and pathways during the dry and wet season. The current road network is about 3km. One and a half kilometres will…

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Cardinals beat Western United to progress

BY STAFF WRITER First half goals from skipper Maureen Kinavudori, Phoebe Banura and Catherine Nakiridde were enough to ensure that the Lady Cardinals emerge victorious and also sealed a place in the league play-offs. Despite conceding a second half goal, the team managed to beat Western United 3-1 on May 05, at the new pitch, Mukono. The Lady Cardinals now have 23 points, with a game left to play. In spite of being seven adrift of table leaders Kawempe Muslim SS, who already made it to the plays-offs, the UCU…

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Arts courses also matter – Sewanyana

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE “There has been this school of thought in the country that arts do not matter. I want to say today that I do not agree! This being a middle-income country, we should emphasize the importance of arts. I think we need to have a holistic approach to development, like the countries we tend to admire like Malaysia have done.” These were words of Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), during the launch of two new courses by the Department…

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Save Viola drive raises Shs3.2 m

BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Save Viola Campaign spearheaded by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) chaplaincy has so far raised Shs3.2m for Viola Nagasha’s leukaemia treatment. Nagasha, a second-year student of Economics and Statistics at UCU, was diagnosed with leukaemia in April this year at Kampala Hospital. She has been in Mulago Hospital cancer ward since then, undergoing chemotherapy. A university alumnus and cancer survivor offered to connect her to India where she can receive treatment, and it was calculated to cost Shs108m. The UCU chaplaincy, helped by the Guild office,…

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Pre-campus summer camp a winner

BY STAFF WRITER The second annual Pre- Campus Summer Camp 2017 has hit the target number of participants, with 337 students turning up for the event that took place at Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus from May 4 to 7. The inaugural 2016 camp attracted around 150 students. However, this year the number doubled. The programme engages Senior Six vacation students and they are coached about academics, career, relationships, university systems, and decision- making, preparing them for university and the next chapter of their lives. This year’s camp was…

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Clergywomen mark 50 years of service

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BY BRIGHT NIWAHA AND ELIZABETH AMONGIN Clergy women in the Church of Uganda came together at Uganda Christian University, to celebrate 50 years of ministry. This was during a four-day conference held from May 2 – 6 in Nkoyoyo Hall under the theme: “Reflecting on Jesus Christ’s mandate for women in mission and ministry”, derived from Matthew 28:1-10. The chief guest, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, at the opening of the conference hailed the clergywomen for their dedicated service to the Church regardless of the challenges that they meet in life and…

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Alumni association donates to Arua campus

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BY STAFF WRITER The guild government Arua Campus has held a dinner for the alumni to raise funds to purchase computers and e-books for the campus’s e-learning project. The function was held at Heritage Courts, Arua, on April 29. During the dinner, the UCU alumni pledged to buy eight computers for the campus for a start. Mr David Alira Opii, the president of the Alumni Association, said the dinner was a big step towards meeting one of the key needs the campus has. “As we researched about Arua campus’ status…

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Lady Canons scoop silver

Rita Imanishimwe, Rachael Muwanguzi, Zaina Lokwameri and skipper Vilma Achieng with silver medals shortly after the event

The Lady Canons came away with silver, and the Canons settled for bronze in the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), three-on-three all Africa championships held on April 30 at the United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, writes FRED HIDULA. “I think we were a little complacent and confident and this cost us in both games,” Nicholas Natuhereza, the university basketball coach, said. “The competition is tense, more skill-oriented and allows players to express themselves,” he added. This serves as a qualification tournament for the world university championships to be…

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