Allan Galpin to get new ambulance

The old ambulance parked outside the health center

BY DOUGLAS OLUM Allan Galpin Health Centre is procuring another ambulance. This was revealed by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Director of Health Services Dr Geoffrey Rwabaingi-Mulindwa while he was making a health awareness presentation at Nkoyoyo Hall on Tuesday, June 12. Dr Mulindwa said the current ambulance has been challenging to access in many cases, yet it is critical in health service delivery. “The way you transport a person who is unwell may deteriorate their health condition. You do not need to carry a person who is having difficulty…

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Stop self-medication

  BY DOUGLAS OLUM Members of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) community have been urged to desist from the common practice of self-medication. Dr Godfrey Mulindwa, the UCU Director Medical Services, made this call while addressing staff and students during the community worship service of June 12, at Nkoyoyo Hall. “One of the greatest risks of this practice is misdiagnosis. You may treat malaria when you are actually suffering from another disease,” Dr Mulindwa said. “You also stand the risk of overdose when you do self medication. This may affect…

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Provide condoms in halls – students

A section of students of Uganda Christian University (UCU) have requested Allan Galpin Health Centre to provide for them condoms in the halls of residence. In a note presented to the Director Health Services on Wednesday, June 13, the students asked the authorities to “stop pretending not to know” that they engage in sexual activities. “You are very well aware that we engage in sexual activities and we shall continue to do so,” the note read in part. “So as we ladies from Sabiiti hall, we need female condoms and…

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Student linked to projector thefts

Paying the price of criminal acts

      DOUGLAS OLUM Uganda Christian University (UCU) Security on Saturday, June 16 arrested a student suspected to be behind the disappearance of projectors from several lecture rooms. Moses Hilary Garang Deng, a South Sudanese second year student of Bachelor of Business Administration, was allegedly caught trying to take the projector from M1 lecture room on the Marie Lecture Block. According to Flugensia Nakajubi, the security officer who arrested Deng, she heard the sound of the lecturers’ podium being dragged on the floor and rushed to the room where…

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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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