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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Guild prioritises passport photo printer in budget draft

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BY STAFF WRITER As the 2016/ 2017 Guild Government settles in office, it is setting priority on buying a passport size photo-printer to generate income. This was revealed during the parliamentary budget session on January 9 at the Students’ Guild boardroom. The full-set printer, according to the Guild President, Prisca Amongin, will cost her government Shs6m. The guild government has already produced a budget draft for 2017/18 now pending approval by the University Administration. Amongin said the machine will be used to print students’ passport photos at a reduced cost…

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UCU Holdings gets new board

The board members of UCU Holdings in a photo infront of the main building after the inaugural meeting (Photo by Bright Niwaha)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA UCU Holdings has got  a team of new board members. The team consists of: Paul T Kyama as the chairperson, Parity Twinomujuni, Joram Kahenano, Bishop James Ssebaggala, Fred Kibeddi, Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, James Abola, George  Nyeko, James Serufusa, Victoria Kisarale, and ex- officials Dr John Senyonyi and  David Mugawe. UCU Holdings is the business arm of UCU. It was established in 2003 as a legal arm to transact the chartering process of the university before converting into the business arm recently. The university’s idea of establishing UCU…

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Chancellor warns against university land grabbing

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali interacts with Maj David Matovu, the Mukono Resident District Commissioner, at Ntawo on the occasion the bishops were attacked by squatters in August (File Photo)

BY RONALD AWANY The Archbishop of the Church the Uganda and Chancellor of Uganda Christian University, the Most Rev Stanley  Ntagali, has urged the people of Arua against grabbing land from the church.  “You are selfish and greedy. You are only looking at yourself and ignoring others and that is why you are spiritually lame and your morals are decayed,” the chancellor told students, staff, elders and community members during community worship. Ntagali was on a two-day pastoral visit to the campus, November 21-22. The chancellor was accompanied by the…

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