The Bird’s-Eye View: A retaker’s guide to getting the prize

BY ALEX TAREMWA Desperate times, they say, call for desperate measures . This is why I was not shocked to learn that some students were conned of thousands of shillings by some wise chaps who claimed they would make their retakes disappear. There is a saying in Ankole that only charcoal dies twice. It is burnt in the field before sale, and again burnt in the kitchen by the buyer. The story of the conned students is related to that saying. They failed certain papers and lost money trying to illegally…

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The Bird’s-eye view: Greater good requires concerted efforts

Hanging around a representative sample of UCU staff has revealed two perception extremes. There is a section that is passionate about the university and work wholeheartedly every day to see it prosper. There is also another section whose association with the university is simply an opportunity to get paid at the end of the month.Sadly, the latter are the majority. To illustrate this, let us refer to the results of the survey conducted by the Career Development and Placement office among 500 new students, representing a quarter of the registered…

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