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

(Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

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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URA facilitates the tax debate

By Staff Writer Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), in its bid to improve tax education and general awareness, organized a tax debate on March 14 at Uganda Christian University (UCU), main campus. The event took place at Nkoyoyo Hall under the theme: “Uganda’s tax system: A solution to Uganda’s financing problem.” The main discussant, Dr Asa Mugenyi, the chairperson in the Tax Appeals Tribunal and lecturer of revenue and taxation at UCU, made a presentation on how business revenue has over the years impacted the stability of Uganda’s economy. “Since 1991,…

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Guild budget tops agenda for AGM

A graphic of the guild budget allocations (Infographic by Ronald Awany)

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT AND BRIGHT NIWAHA The budget for financial year dominated the deliberations of the guild week at Uganda Christian University (UCU) from March 20 to 25. The proposed guild budget totalling to Shs395,521,500 was presented by Steven Bugembe, the finance minister, in accordance with the parliamentary rules of procedure. The finance minister is mandated to present the proposed budget, which, when approved by parliament, is sent to the Director of Student Affairs, and the DVC Finance and Administration. Funds for the budget will be received majorly from students’…

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The youth most morally vulnerable

Fr Lokodo Simon (Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA The Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Lokodo, has advised the students of Uganda Christian University to join the fight against the increasing moral decadence that is eating up the youth in the country. While addressing the students during the community worship gathering in Nkoyoyo Hall on March 28, Fr Lokodo said that insensitivity has unfortunately destroyed the pillars of good statesmanship in Uganda, eroding the traditional cultures, making the youth vulnerable to moral decadence. “A lot of manifestations like high levels of indiscipline, arrogance, disrespect,…

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