Benson Okot a student at Uganda Christian University emerged first in the recently completed 28th National Track and Field Trials held on 7 May at Namboole stadium. Following his drop in trials from the team that represented Uganda in the 2017 Commonwealth games, Okot has returned with much valour. He has finished first in 21.0 seconds which is a qualifying time for the Africa Senior Championships. He was followed by Kenya’s Kamanga Tazana who completed the race in 21.3 seconds. Among other in the race was UCU’s  Tarsis Orogo who…

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Barham graduates 136

A total of 136 students  graduated at Bishop Barham University College (BBUC) on Friday 16 March. 
The seventh part of the 18th Graduation of Uganda Christian University saw 89 males and 47 females awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees in various disciplines at a function presided over by the Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi.
In his remarks, Dr Senyonyi told the graduands

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Re-marking Policy rattles students

A few weeks into the Easter Semester, students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) are concerned about the Re-marking Policy.
The policy was revised to include an increment of Shs100,000 in the re-marking fee that was initially free of charge.
A number of notices pinned up around the university on Wednesday January 24, indicated that every student who desired their examination papers to be remarked had to part with Shs100,000 per paper. The students were also informed that applications for re-marking would only be accepted in the first two weeks of every semester after the release of results.

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Unveiling the Finest Talent

BY FRED HIDULA Early this month Vilma Achieng was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the National Basketball League playoffs after leading her side to winning the title. She also won the best rebounder, top scorer and best centre in the Zone V Club championship where the team won bronze. Achieng was born on 23, 1993, in Siayi County, western Kenya, to the late Joseph Owino and Rose Akinyi. She went to Wera Primary School from 1998 to 2007 before joining Raliew Secondary School for her O-level from 2008-2011.…

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UCU community embarks on anti-corruption fight

BY MARION BAMEKA The overwhelming corruption indices among young people have forced Uganda Christian University (UCU) on journey to combat this vice. Martin Kizito, the head of department of Public Administration and Governance, told The Standard that the university council on May 25, 2017 resolved that UCU will hold an annual anti-corruption week to condemn the vice. The department of Public Administration will spearhead the campaign. “The idea of the council is that as a Christian university we should not burry our heads in the ground and pretend that corruption…

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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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Expelled students celebrate victory against university

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT AND AGATHA MUTEBI In a historic twist of events, two students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) have become the first applicants to win a court case against the university. The students, Simon Semuwemba and Yasin Sentumbwe, petitioned the High Court in Mukono in 2016 against their dismissal. This had been purportedly executed by the Students’ Disciplinary Committee in an expulsion letter by the Vice Chancellor on April 19, 2016. The resolution had been passed on May 5 and 16, respectively. However, the court’s findings were that the…

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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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