Construction of roads on campus begins

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Works on the construction of Uganda Christian University main campus roads has begun. The work was commissioned on April 19 at Allan Galpin Health Centre by the University Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi. This marks the beginning of paving, construction, and rehabilitation of roads, paths and parking space within the university. This will improve its beauty and put an end to the dusty and muddy roads and pathways during the dry and wet season. The current road network is about 3km. One and a half kilometres will…

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Arts courses also matter – Sewanyana

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE “There has been this school of thought in the country that arts do not matter. I want to say today that I do not agree! This being a middle-income country, we should emphasize the importance of arts. I think we need to have a holistic approach to development, like the countries we tend to admire like Malaysia have done.” These were words of Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), during the launch of two new courses by the Department…

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Save Viola drive raises Shs3.2 m

BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Save Viola Campaign spearheaded by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) chaplaincy has so far raised Shs3.2m for Viola Nagasha’s leukaemia treatment. Nagasha, a second-year student of Economics and Statistics at UCU, was diagnosed with leukaemia in April this year at Kampala Hospital. She has been in Mulago Hospital cancer ward since then, undergoing chemotherapy. A university alumnus and cancer survivor offered to connect her to India where she can receive treatment, and it was calculated to cost Shs108m. The UCU chaplaincy, helped by the Guild office,…

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Pre-campus summer camp a winner

BY STAFF WRITER The second annual Pre- Campus Summer Camp 2017 has hit the target number of participants, with 337 students turning up for the event that took place at Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus from May 4 to 7. The inaugural 2016 camp attracted around 150 students. However, this year the number doubled. The programme engages Senior Six vacation students and they are coached about academics, career, relationships, university systems, and decision- making, preparing them for university and the next chapter of their lives. This year’s camp was…

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Clergywomen mark 50 years of service

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BY BRIGHT NIWAHA AND ELIZABETH AMONGIN Clergy women in the Church of Uganda came together at Uganda Christian University, to celebrate 50 years of ministry. This was during a four-day conference held from May 2 – 6 in Nkoyoyo Hall under the theme: “Reflecting on Jesus Christ’s mandate for women in mission and ministry”, derived from Matthew 28:1-10. The chief guest, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, at the opening of the conference hailed the clergywomen for their dedicated service to the Church regardless of the challenges that they meet in life and…

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Alumni association donates to Arua campus

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BY STAFF WRITER The guild government Arua Campus has held a dinner for the alumni to raise funds to purchase computers and e-books for the campus’s e-learning project. The function was held at Heritage Courts, Arua, on April 29. During the dinner, the UCU alumni pledged to buy eight computers for the campus for a start. Mr David Alira Opii, the president of the Alumni Association, said the dinner was a big step towards meeting one of the key needs the campus has. “As we researched about Arua campus’ status…

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A childhood dream lived

Wandera addressing an audience at the Commonwealth of Kentucky

MBY DENNIS WANDERA My journalism passion stems from childhood. If you remember kids in your high school who used to read “news” at the school assembly and publish manila weekly “newspapers,” that was me. More than anything, it was my boyhood career calling. This eventually earned me the information prefect post for three years in a row in high school, and student editor of the school magazine. My journalism dream got a boost when my older sister Constance, who was then a student at UCU would bring me copies of…

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Campus road construction commissioned

By Bright Niwaha The construction of Uganda Christian University main campus roads has been commissioned today at Allan Galpin in Mukono. This marks the beginning of paving , construction, and rehabilitation roads, paths and parking space within the university campus.   The current road network is about 3km.  1km will be worked on in what Dr John Senyonyi, the Vice Chancellor, called the first phase. It includes Suubi road, Sanyu road, Library Rise, Alpha roads, ascent to Agape road, access to Junction road, and Football Field access. The contracted company for the…

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Law moot team to represent Uganda

The team of UCU moot debators with Dr Kakooza at Principal’s Hall

BY AGATHA MUHAISE For the seventh time, Uganda Christian University (UCU) law students will be representing Uganda in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from April 9 to 15 at New Jersey Avenue, Washington DC. The team of four students led by Arnold Agaba, a lecturer in the Faculty of Law and head of moots at UCU earned their right to compete in the international round, by emerging champions at the national rounds hosted by the Cavendish University Faculty of Law, Kampala. UCU beat teams from the…

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Kidnapped student found

This missing person’s notice was up for three days before Namanya was found

By Agatha Muhaise Daphine Namanya, a first-year law student at Uganda Christian University, Kampala Campus, who was reportedly kidnapped from Nayanga Triangular Zone in Rubaga Division on March 23, was found at a home in the suburbs of Rubaga, on March 26. In an interview with The Standard, Namanya said that she had gone to a CentePoint (Centenary Bank ATM) in Rubaga to withdraw money for her tuition and deposit it in either Stanbic Bank or KCB Bank as the university had instructed, when she was kidnaped. “I went to…

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