Construction of roads on campus starts this March

(Photo by Patrick Massa)

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University (UCU) is expected to begin the construction of roads at its Main Campus, Mukono, in March 2017. The tendering process is already underway and the bids are to be opened on February 15. The upgrade of the roads in the university to tarmac was necessitated by the inconvenience of the mud in the rainy season and the dust in the dry season. When the idea was proposed, the Faculty of Science and Technology drew the roadwork designs while the Department of Facilities and Capital…

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Community worship a tool of discipline

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE “What makes Uganda Christian University different from others in terms of discipline is the vigilance applied during the vetting process of both students and staff that are allowed into the community.” This was said by Dr Alfred Olwa, UCU’s Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor Development and External Relations, during a meeting with the Visitation Committee from Makerere University on February 3, which took place at the Principal’s Hall at UCU, Mukono. “The nature of our interviews as far as students and staff entering UCU are concerned enables us…

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Unstoppable: UCU Lady Cardinals beat Kampala Queens 3-1 to get three points

Skipper Maureen Kinavudori (L) dribbles past Rines Secondary School FC defenders in a prevoius match between the two sides (File Photo)

The Lady Cardinals are proving to be a team capable of winning the FUFA Elite Women’s League this season, FRED HIDULA writes. Phoebe Banura’s free kick gave the Lady Cardinals an early lead  as they beat hosts Kampala Queens Women Football Club 1-3 at Villa Park on  February 4. The home side received a controversial penalty moments later which struck the post. However, they scored an equalizer just before half-time, dominating possession as well. Skipper Maureen Kinavudori then drifted the ball from the right flank, passing the ball to Jackie…

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Proscovia pens new deal

Peace Proscovia (C) with teammates.The player signed a new two-year contract with Loughborough Lightnig club in England (Internet Photo)

BY FRED HIDULA Former UCU Angels star and She Cranes captain, Peace Proscovia, has signed a new two-year contract with the UK based netball club, Loughborough Lightning. The Gilbert Netball Ambassador for Africa and former NIC player will take part in the team’s opening league game against Manchester Thunder on February 18, when the 2017/18 England Netball Super League season kicks off. In an interview carried on the club’s website, the 27- year-old goal shooter said she was overwhelmed with joy and humbled for being given this opportunity. “I would…

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Students to sign new oaths

Dr Benon Musinguzi during the induction ceremony in Nkoyoyo Hall at UCU, Mukono, on January 24 (File Photo)

BY STAFF WRITER U ganda Christian University (UCU) has revised the induction rules for students. Each student and their guardian are now required to sign a matriculation oath before being registered for a semester. In the past, only first-year students would make an oral oath during the induction ceremony which takes place in the second week of their first semester. The students would make the oath in groups according to their faculties led by their deans. The Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Benon Musinguzi, told The Standard that the revisions in the…

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Chaplaincy raises Shs2m for Nkoyoyo

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BY STAFF WRITER Former Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo needs prayers where he is admitted for treatment in the UK. Nkoyoyo was recently flown out of the country to the UK for specialised treatment after being ill for several months. By the time he left for UK, he could neither eat solid food nor drink normally and was mainly depending on fluids. Family sources said he had serious pain in the chest. The Standard learnt that he was diagnosed with cancer of the throat although the reports could not be verified. …

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Everyone can be a refugee – Janda

Former senator in South Sudan, Rev Canon Clement Janda (Alex Taremwa)

BY ALEX TAREMWA Jacob Nhial, 25, is one of the “old” refugees from South Sudan. He now works with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as a community contact person in the Kativu Cluster. He arrived in Uganda on December 24, 2013, nine days after the first crisis in Africa’s youngest nation broke out. He had just sat his last Senior Four exam with his dream of joining college and pursuing either Pharmacy or Medicine. He is now one of the over 100,000 refugees in Rhino Refugee Camp in Arua District…

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UCU signs MoU with Mengo Hospital Board

Dr Rose Mutumba, the director of Mengo Hosiptal, the Chancellor, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali and the Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi, during the signing of the memorandadum of understanding at the Church of Uganda Provincial Offices. (Ivan Naijuka)

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

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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

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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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