VC urges against defaming UCU

BY EMMANUEL OKOT The Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University has urged staff members to desist from joining enemies of the institution in slandering and negatively criticising it. Dr. John Senyonyi appealed to staff to exercise maximum restraint and responsibility when representing the university during interaction with outsiders. “Some people might be criticising the university because they don’t have full information. Joining them to criticize or slander it is in itself a way of actually shooting yourself in the foot,” Dr. Senyonyi said. He made the remarks on Friday, August…

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Youth reaping from social media

CALEB BAMWESIGA After Alex Talemwa’s internship at The Standard of Uganda Christian University ended in 2015, he needed to find another job. However, since job opportunities in Uganda are scarce, Talemwa had to prove his worth before the potential employers in the media industry. Despite the fact that he was already good at writing, editing and taking pictures not many people outside knew his abilities except his colleagues at The Standard who would not employ him anyway. What Talemwa did was to hit FaceBook to market his abilities. “I was…

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UCU retains best exhibitors award

BY EMMANUEL OKOT Uganda Christian University (UCU) was last weekend crowned the overall winner of the 11th Annual Higher Education Exhibition 2019 organised by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). It was the second consecutive year that  the university was ranking the best exhibitor during the same exhibition. A sharp ululation pierced through UMA showgrounds in Lugogo, Kampala on the quiet hot Saturday evening, after UCU was declared the best exhibitor and called to the podium to pick their certificate. UCU won the category of Chartered and Public Universities,…

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UCU Sports recognised

It was a delightful moment for the Uganda Christian University sports fraternity at the second edition of the Vice Chancellor’s Award ceremony.  Held at the Vice Chancellor’s garden on Thursday February 21, the event was attended by sportsmen and women, their coaches, the Director of Students’ Affairs, Mrs Olive Birabi, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations, Mr David Mugawe, and other members of the university community.  Outstanding players and coaches including Elias Isiagi, Moses Odeke, Nason Bwesigye (volleyball), Lady Cardinals captain Maureen Kinavudori, Peter Ssebulime, Ruth Aturo,…

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Arua campus emerges best

BY DOUGLAS OLUM The Arua Campus of Uganda Christian University has dominated the first-class list of the Sixth Part of the 19th Graduation at the university’s main campus on Friday March 1. At least 394 students from the Arua campus, Kampala campus,  the Main Campus and Uganda Martyrs Seminary Namugongo (UMSN) are receiving diplomas,  first degrees and master’s degrees at the event.  Nearly 280 of those are from the Main Campus. Arua has 87 graduands, Kampala has two and the UMSN has 26. And out of nine graduating with first-class…

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Is FGM the invincible vice?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) among the Sabiny of eastern Uganda has become a critical issue. In 2010, the government of Uganda outlawed the practice after human rights defenders all over the world and health experts castigated the practice.  But the recent resurrection of the practice has left Ugandans wondering whether this barbaric ritual will ever be trampled. Note that UCU students from the region are not spared by the ritual.  The Standard explores the danger of the ritual and its origin:  Patrick Chelogoi, 35, is a teacher in Kween District, …

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Unveiling the new guild president

Last week on Friday, Nov 2, the UCU students’ community elected Bruce Mugisha as their new guild president. The third-year student of Civil and Environmental Engineering garnered 1000 votes, beating his  closet rival  Joshua Wanambwa with a margin of  124 votes, having scored 876 votes FRANCIS EMUKULE  interviewed him. Who are you? I am a 22 year-old who comes from a humble family of four. I am the fourth among my siblings. My mother, Molly Mugisha, is an educationist in western Uganda and my father, Godfrey Mugisha is a farmer.…

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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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