UCU hosts police games

BY STAFF WRITER 8 African country police forces will be participating in the games Uganda Christian University (UCU) is hosting the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Games from August 24 to 29 at the New Recreational Grounds. The inaugural event is part of the 19th EAPCCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2017. EAPCCO is a police chiefs’ cooperation founded in 1998 with only Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Today, it comprises 13 member countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda,…

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Excellence in the agriculture exhibition

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University (UCU) has emerged second best organization, and best education institution, out of over 200 that participated in the 25th part of the annual Uganda National Agricultural Show that took place at the Nile Jinja showgrounds between July 17 and 23. Second to Kakira Sugar Works, UCU registered victory with a display of a 12m by 12m piece of land showcasing indigenous vegetables like amaranths and macrocarpon, products of an agriculture student, Allan James Kirunda, who manufactures organic papaya jam, agricultural research by two other…

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Produce graduates with relevant skills – Majaliwa

BY IVAN NAIJUKA The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has challenged education institutions to produce graduates with relevant skills and knowledge. “Today’s graduate should be competitive enough to meet the needs of the labour market at the national, regional, and international level,” he said while opening of the 12th Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Exhibition that took place at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from July 26 to 29. At the event, organized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) under the theme “Higher…

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Nurses are yet to be registered

BY STAFF WRITER “Parliament has resolved that the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council should issue practising certificates to the former nursing students of Uganda Christian University (UCU),” Dr Jemimah Mutabaazi, the head of Nursing Department at UCU, has said. “This issue was presented in Parliament by the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, and it was resolved that the affected students should be registered by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council . “Therefore the Speaker now has to write to the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council  in that regard…

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Non-teaching staff win football gala

BY FRED HIDULA The non-teaching staff have defeated the teaching staff 3-1 in a football match played at the new pitch on August 18. Simon Asimwe opened the scoreline for the non- teaching staff before Abdunul Kato equalized ending the first half 1-1. At the start of the second half, Asimwe scored his second goal of the evening before teammate Moses Gidong made it 3-1 the final score line. Mr David Mugawe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations, handed over the trophy to the winners at the…

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ART REVIEW

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Belinda Achola’s abstract painting, The Staircase of Fate, is a touching depiction of a mother’s love. Displayed at Tech Park during the fine art finalist students’ exhibition held from 3 to 5 August, the painting communicates a mother’s sacrifice for her child. Her rich imagination is evident on this medium- size portrait covered largely by a staircase and an inviting platform for the climber. And the staircase has indeed been used as there are footprints, albeit marked in blood, a testimony of the climber’s difficult journey. Many…

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Practical atheism

Psalms 14,53 Rev Canon Dr John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor The most wonderful thing in observable nature, to me, is the human body. I am fascinated each time I sit with a doctor and hear how the profession tries to make sense of our ailments. Many doctors confess that our knowledge is only a minuscule bit of the untapped knowledge possible. One of the greatest discoveries in recent decades is deoxyribonucleic acid, otherwise abbreviated as DNA. DNA carries information in a manner unlike anything imaginable, quite superior to the complex computers…

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Students exhibit contemporary, elegant artwork

(Photo by Elizabeth Amongin)

BY CLINTON TUMANYE AND ELIZABETH AMONGIN t is an intensely hot afternoon. The ground beneath seems to be pleading for mercy to the scotching sun to relent to some clouds for shade, to no avail. However, focused artists do not seem to mind the heat as they enthusiastically carry on in preparation for the art exhibition. First up in front of the art school building is Lenace Mukama, a third- year student of Industrial Fine Art (BIFA) at Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono. Clad in a neat, white T-shirt and…

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Understanding the various spine injuries

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BY GABRIEL ISAAC OTUK There are various situations that result in harm or injury to the spine, causing it to curve to the side. This deformity may be structural, implying a permanent change in the bone or soft tissues; or it may be no more than a temporary disturbance, produced by reflex or posture activity of the spinal muscles. The medical term for the curving of the spine to the side is scoliosis. The various types of scoliosis include: infantile scoliosis, primary or ‘idiopathic’ structural scoliosis, secondary structural scoliosis, compensatory…

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Are millennials looking for shortcuts?

Patrick Lumumba, a Kenyan author of A handbook on criminal procedure in Kenya wrote, “You do not respond to a mosquito bite with a hammer.” Simply meaning before we resort to drastic measures, we owe it to ourselves to try other more reasonable solutions to an issue or problem. The trend for millennials, those born between 1982 and 2004, is to disregard the above advice and resort to looking for easier and more profitable ways (in the short term) to resolve issues, notwithstanding the consequences. A case in point: the two…

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