UCU signs MoU with Mengo Hospital Board

UCU signs MoU with Mengo Hospital Board

By BRIGHT NIWAHA and IVAN NAIJUKA Uganda Christian University (UCU) is set to start a medical school in May. The school will be based on Namirembe Hill in Kampala. On December 6, UCU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mengo Hospital to work hand-in-hand in training the learners. UCU and Mengo Hospital are both Church founded institutions. The MoU was signed at the Provincial Offices in Kampala. Since UCU started in 1997, its major academic programmes have been in the arts and humanities. But a few years ago, the…

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Guild official injured

Guild official injured

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Daniel Manzi the guild Member of Parliament for Non-residents did not enjoy the 2016 Christmas. As he celebrated the day, he dived into a swimming pool in Mbarara and accidentally hurt his spine. Daniel is now soliciting for Shs3.6m to undergo an operation at Mulago Hospital. The Guild President, Ms Prisca Amongin, told The Standard that Manzi had gone swimming at Big Fun Entertainment in Mbarara town with his friends when the accident happened. “Daniel said that when he dived into the deep end of the pool, he…

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How food poisoning killed memories at UCU staff party

How food poisoning killed memories at UCU staff party

BY AGATHA MUHAISE December 16 started like any other day for Uganda Christian University (UCU) staff. For weeks, the university staff had eagerly looked forward to the day for their end of year party. Every year, the university organises a staff party where teaching and non-teaching staff members converge and are treated to a mouthwatering feast. The meal is served after a special set of prayers to thank God for seeing the institution through the challenges of the year. But the 2016 end of year party didn’t end well for…

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Guild prioritises passport photo printer in budget draft

Guild prioritises passport photo printer in budget draft

BY STAFF WRITER As the 2016/ 2017 Guild Government settles in office, it is setting priority on buying a passport size photo-printer to generate income. This was revealed during the parliamentary budget session on January 9 at the Students’ Guild boardroom. The full-set printer, according to the Guild President, Prisca Amongin, will cost her government Shs6m. The guild government has already produced a budget draft for 2017/18 now pending approval by the University Administration. Amongin said the machine will be used to print students’ passport photos at a reduced cost…

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UCU Holdings gets new board

UCU Holdings gets new board

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA UCU Holdings has got  a team of new board members. The team consists of: Paul T Kyama as the chairperson, Parity Twinomujuni, Joram Kahenano, Bishop James Ssebaggala, Fred Kibeddi, Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, James Abola, George  Nyeko, James Serufusa, Victoria Kisarale, and ex- officials Dr John Senyonyi and  David Mugawe. UCU Holdings is the business arm of UCU. It was established in 2003 as a legal arm to transact the chartering process of the university before converting into the business arm recently. The university’s idea of establishing UCU…

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Chancellor warns against university land grabbing

Chancellor warns against university land grabbing

BY RONALD AWANY The Archbishop of the Church the Uganda and Chancellor of Uganda Christian University, the Most Rev Stanley  Ntagali, has urged the people of Arua against grabbing land from the church.  “You are selfish and greedy. You are only looking at yourself and ignoring others and that is why you are spiritually lame and your morals are decayed,” the chancellor told students, staff, elders and community members during community worship. Ntagali was on a two-day pastoral visit to the campus, November 21-22. The chancellor was accompanied by the…

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BBUC guild government officials sworn in

BBUC guild government officials sworn in

BY ELIJAH TWINOMUHWEZI The newly elected Guild President for Bishop Barham University College (BBUC), Jacob Ampeire and his guild officials have been sworn in. The handover ceremony, held in the university’s multi-purpose hall on November 27, saw Ampeire, the guild representatives, councillors and the newly appointed ministers take oath before the guest of honour, Lt Col Henry Matsiko, also commissioner for Patriotism Clubs in Uganda, President’s Office. Lt Col Matsiko called upon the new team of leaders to serve the university to the best of their ability as they improve…

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Former guild leaders lauded for discipline

Former guild leaders lauded for discipline

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Mr David Mugawe, the deputy vice chancellor Development and External Relations, has hailed the 2015-2016 guild government for being the most disciplined and orderly student leaders that the university has ever had. “Media  reports early this month reported how the Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Janet Museveni, commended Uganda Christian University (UCU), for its discipline and order and called on other universities to borrow a leaf from us. You are setting a good example,” Mugawe said  during the students’ guild general assembly and handover ceremony held…

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Arua Campus gets guild president

Arua Campus gets guild president

BY STAFF WRITER Luke Ocugirwoth a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration, has been appointed guild president of UCU, Arua Campus. This follows the stepping down of Felix Onzima, a first-year diploma student who had earlier applied to contest for the guild presidency, contrary to Article 27(b) of the Guild Constitution of UCU. The stepping down of Onzima left only one contestant in the race, prompting the declaration of Ocugirwoth on November 24 as guild president. In an interview, Jesse Alefeni, the outgoing guild president of Arua Campus, informed The Standard…

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Mbale campus’ first graduation ceremony

Mbale campus’ first graduation ceremony

BY DOREEN KAJERU Mbale University College has held its first graduation ceremony. The function, held on November 18, was the fourth part of the 17th graduation of Uganda Christian University   (UCU). The  campus  was elevated to constituent college status last February. The university constitution allows a constituent college to hold graduation ceremonies. The graduation was held at the campus’ premises, presided over by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and Chancellor of Uganda Christian University, the Most Rev Stanley Ntagali. The Archbishop congratulated the graduates upon completing thier…

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