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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UCU Law graduates to practise in the UK

By NICHOLAS OPOLOT and AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University’s (UCU’s) law degree holders have been officially accredited to apply for the bar course in England and Wales. This means that law graduates of UCU meet the standards required for one to apply for a bar course in the United Kingdom (UK) and become barristers (equivalent to an advocate in Uganda), in the UK. The news came after Hope Atuhaire, an alumnus of the university who graduated in 2015, was accepted to sit for the bar course after a significant struggle….

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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

(Photo by Patrick Massa)

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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