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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Alumni fundraises for a students activity centre

BY DOUGLAS OLUM The Uganda Christian University Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Association are organising a fund-raising event to help construct a Students Activity Centre within the university. The event dubed, “UCU Alumni Meet,” is targeted at bringing together all graduates of UCU on Thursday October 25. It will be held at the Archbishop’s Palace in Namirembe between 6:00 to 8:30 and hosted by the Archbishop, Stanley Ntagali, who is both Chancellor and UCU alumnus, under the theme, “Building UCU.” Patrobas Wafula, the speaker of the Alumni Association, said…

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Christians urged to support university

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE,  DOUGLAS OLUM & LHWANZU  KITOOKE “Some people are so poor that the only thing they have is their  money. Because they don’t give, they are devoid of God’s grace and abundance.” These were the words of Reverend Alex Bwambale during the UCU Sunday  service  at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero on September 30. UCU Sunday was  gazetted by the Anglican Church House of Bishops in 2017 as a day when all Anglican Christians gather to pray for and contribute financially to support the university. The 2018 UCU Sunday was…

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Students quit Internet over tax

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE The Over The Top (OTT) tax introduced by the Government this financial year has left a big number of students disconnected from the Internet.  Activists, students and scholars attending a recent debate organised by the European Union (EU) delegation in Uganda on Media for Democracy at Uganda Christian University, expressed concern over the new tax and its implications to the youth.  Andrew Gole, one of the panellists noted that, 30 percent of the young people were cut off social media following the introduction of the Shs200 daily…

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