I am the living story of every Karimojong girl

Hailing from one of the most remote regions of Uganda and being raised by a single illiterate mother, Jane Frances Abodo came against all odds in a society that viewed the girl child education as futile. Francis Emukule caught up with her to share her story, after she delivered a public lecture in the Anti-Corruption Week at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Abodo, is the ninth among 62 siblings. Her story has turned out to inspire many girls especially from Karamoja, she says. My story “I was brought up by a…

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National Council commends progress on Medical School

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has commended Uganda Christian University for meeting most of the prerequisites for a medical school. While inspecting the site of the school in Mengo, a team from NCHE noted that UCU had progressed well in trying to achieve its goal. Dr Innocent Besigye, a lecturer at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences who was part of the team, noted that there was progress in almost all the aspects in terms of infrastructure, human resources and ICT. “I think we…

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UCU students win regional film awards

Yvonne Bageire and John Cliff Wamala pose for a picture with their awards (Courtesy photo)

BY ELIZABETH NAKIRU Uganda Christian University (UCU) students on Saturday, November 11, won two awards at the inaugural East African Student Film Festival (EASFF) in Nairobi, Kenya. John Cliff Wamala won the award for Best Director (Non-fiction)while the team of 15 Mass Communication students who represented the university won Best Feature Film award. The students’ production portrayed the life of the Batwa of south-western Uganda; ironsmith work in Katwe, a Kampala suburb; and Akampene, a punishment island on Lake Bunyonyi. Joel Kwizera was nominated for Best Male Actor; Tracy Kirabo…

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NCHE inspects Medical School facility at Mengo

Mr Ayine and doctors from Mengo Hospital during the inspection of the laboratories (Photo by Marion Bameka)

By Marion Bameka The inspection team from the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on September 21 inspected the Uganda Christian University Medical School facilities at Mengo Hospital for the long-awaited Albert Cook Medical School project. According to the reactions from the NCHE delegates, it was concluded that the UCU Medical School is not yet ready to start. Mr Robert Ayine, a delegate from NCHE overseeing the inspection, expressed concern that the  UCU team seemed unprepared for the opening of the school. “There is no equipment like apparatuses in the…

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ACCA accredits accounting degree

BY Staff Writer The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global body for professional accountants, has accredited Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), in Accounting majors. The accreditation of this programme comes with an exemption of six papers for the UCU graduates who majored in accounting applying to sit for ACCA. “We have been chasing for this exemption accreditation for a while now, and I am happy it was finally formalized. “This accreditation means that our students of BBA who majored in accounting, already did course…

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Why you need that sleep daily

BY ROSE RUTH AKONGO You probably have had one of those nights when you stare at the ceiling, or try to read a book to fall asleep, but all in vain. Insomnia (inability to sleep) is a condition where one fails to sleep even when one is supposed to rest the body. Having sleepless nights is a common occurrence that is caused by various factors. One’s lifestyle can lead to insomnia. For instance, spending a lot of time watching television, or playing video games can lead to lack of sleep.…

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Tennis: Oringa braced for Rwanda Open

David Oringa in action

Tennis ace David Oringa is hoping to put his 2016 misery to rest as he goes for glory in the third Rwanda Open Tennis Championship due September 15 to 25 at Amahoro stadium courts. “I hope to put all my disappointment in the past. I have been putting in extra effort and this will be the ultimate test for me,” Oringa said. The event, which was initially scheduled for August 22 to 28, will attract tennis stars from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and hosts Rwanda. Kenya’s…

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