Addiction affects all of us – DOSA

A man wearing a placard againt addiction (Photo by Francis Emukule)

BY FRANCIS EMUKULE “Addiction  is not only a Uganda Christian University (UCU) issue but a nationwide concern,” said the Director of Student Affairs, Mrs Olive Ayo Birabi, while officiating at the Annual Recovery Walk on September 23 at the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) gardens in Kamwokya, Kampala. “Those in high school shouldn’t indulge in consumption of any illicit content, and as UCU we are committed to work with everybody to reduce the impact of addiction in the country,” she said. Mrs Birabi  called upon everyone to contribute to the…

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2,060 new students have been admitted

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By Staff Writer A total of 2,060 new students both in Kampala and the Main Campus have been admitted this Advent Semester that kicked off on August 30. Of these, 1,700 undergraduates were admitted at Mukono campus while 300 were for Kampala campus. Sixty students were for post-graduate studies. Four thousand three hundred are continuing students for both campuses. Even though there has not been a significant rise in the number of new students as  compared to last year’s Advent Semester, there has been a slight decrease in the number…

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Rotaract to host a charity run

The rotaract club of Uganda Christian University (UCU) has organized the second edition of the Rotary Charity Run and Sports Gala, set to take place on September 30, at the Main Campus. The Charity Run and Sports Gala is an annual fundraiser by the rotaract club of UCU, having held the inaugural event in September 2016. They were able to collect funds to provide scholastic materials for the children of Little Voices Africa Orphanage, Buwengye, Jinja. “For this year’s charity run we hope to raise enough funds to cater for…

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UCU hosts police games

BY STAFF WRITER 8 African country police forces will be participating in the games Uganda Christian University (UCU) is hosting the East African Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Games from August 24 to 29 at the New Recreational Grounds. The inaugural event is part of the 19th EAPCCO Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2017. EAPCCO is a police chiefs’ cooperation founded in 1998 with only Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Today, it comprises 13 member countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda,…

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Excellence in the agriculture exhibition

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University (UCU) has emerged second best organization, and best education institution, out of over 200 that participated in the 25th part of the annual Uganda National Agricultural Show that took place at the Nile Jinja showgrounds between July 17 and 23. Second to Kakira Sugar Works, UCU registered victory with a display of a 12m by 12m piece of land showcasing indigenous vegetables like amaranths and macrocarpon, products of an agriculture student, Allan James Kirunda, who manufactures organic papaya jam, agricultural research by two other…

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Produce graduates with relevant skills – Majaliwa

BY IVAN NAIJUKA The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has challenged education institutions to produce graduates with relevant skills and knowledge. “Today’s graduate should be competitive enough to meet the needs of the labour market at the national, regional, and international level,” he said while opening of the 12th Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Exhibition that took place at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from July 26 to 29. At the event, organized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) under the theme “Higher…

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Nurses are yet to be registered

BY STAFF WRITER “Parliament has resolved that the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council should issue practising certificates to the former nursing students of Uganda Christian University (UCU),” Dr Jemimah Mutabaazi, the head of Nursing Department at UCU, has said. “This issue was presented in Parliament by the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, and it was resolved that the affected students should be registered by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council . “Therefore the Speaker now has to write to the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council  in that regard…

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Non-teaching staff win football gala

BY FRED HIDULA The non-teaching staff have defeated the teaching staff 3-1 in a football match played at the new pitch on August 18. Simon Asimwe opened the scoreline for the non- teaching staff before Abdunul Kato equalized ending the first half 1-1. At the start of the second half, Asimwe scored his second goal of the evening before teammate Moses Gidong made it 3-1 the final score line. Mr David Mugawe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations, handed over the trophy to the winners at the…

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Students exhibit contemporary, elegant artwork

(Photo by Elizabeth Amongin)

BY CLINTON TUMANYE AND ELIZABETH AMONGIN t is an intensely hot afternoon. The ground beneath seems to be pleading for mercy to the scotching sun to relent to some clouds for shade, to no avail. However, focused artists do not seem to mind the heat as they enthusiastically carry on in preparation for the art exhibition. First up in front of the art school building is Lenace Mukama, a third- year student of Industrial Fine Art (BIFA) at Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono. Clad in a neat, white T-shirt and…

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Expelled students to get their day in court

Yasin Sentumbwe (first right), Counsel Isaac Ssemakadde, and Simon Semuwemba addressing the media outside Court in Jinja after the ruling on June 14 (Courtesy photo)

Expelled students’ appeal to go ahead in Mukono High Court BY STANDARD TEAM Uganda Christian University (UCU)’s preliminary objections to the court case brought against it by Yasin Sentumbwe Munagomba and Simon Semuwemba, the law students that were expelled for allegedly spearheading a demonstration on fees increment in May 2016, have been dismissed. In the ruling by Hon. Justice Eva K. Luswata that took place on June 14, at the Jinja High Court, both objections presented by UCU have been dismissed by court. Background to the case In June 2016,…

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