BY CLINTON TUMANYE
Guild officials have attended a leadership conference that ran from January 4 to 7 at the main campus in Mukono.
However only Guild leaders from the main and Kampala campuses attended. Different facilitators conducted diverse sessions aimed at improving the quality of young leaders.
During the conference, the student leaders were sensitised on how to execute guild responsibilities effectively.
Bridget Mugasira, the female warden at UCU main campus educated the students on various leadership attributes.
Mugasira said, “Leaders should have a vision, ambition and positive values.” She emphasized the need for leaders to be role models, achievers and inspirers.
Mugasira also urged the students not to allow criticism to break their work ethic.
A university counsellor, Ritah Otoke, directed the guild officials on how to manage the stress of leadership.
Ayub Mutaasa Mugereza the administrative assistant from the Directorate of Students’ Affairs familiarized the newly elected guild officials about the various university policies. Mutaasa said, “UCU has placed on itself a burden to produce leaders not from a vacuum but rather from an informed point of view.”
Dr John Senyonyi, the vice chancellor, was represented by Vincent Kisenyi, a lecturer and former dean to the Faculty of Business and management. Kisenyi stressed the importance of service beyond selves.
Frank Ogwang, the vice guild president, said, “The conference has helped student leaders understand the different policies.” He added that, the concept of humility was broken down for the leaders to acknowledge its importance.