Think tanks are vital for Africa’s growth and thought process

NICHOLAS  OPOLOT Recently, Uganda Christian University unveiled one of its first public think tanks, the Africa Policy Centre (APC). This is of great importance to this nation since think tanks such as APC serve a critical role as knowledge centres. Today many think tanks suffer from extinction with Uganda accounting for only 27 of them across the country. Why are they dying out? Are we maximizing their full potential? Do we understand what think tanks mean to our future? Dr.  James Magara – a leading philosopher on think tanks adds…

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Why does University limit extra-curricular activities?

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Typically, my new timetable for LLB3 has been the most inconvenient since my arrival here as a new student. For the most part, I have to attend class from 8am to 7pm for three days straight a week. I am quite surprised because Uganda Christian University boasts of many amenities that enable recreational use. However, the timetable and academic curriculum structures disfavour students from participating in extra-curricular activities apart from those required to earn a degree. These may include hobbies and social, sports, cultural, or religious activities.…

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