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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The rules of buttoning a suit jacket

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Very often men find themselves in the dilemma of what they are expected to do with the buttons of their suit jackets. They are torn between buttoning them or not buttoning them. They wonder when to leave them open and when to fasten then up. The vast majority of men who violate these rules do so because they do not wear a suit regularly. But the rules are actually very simple.  All you need to note is the number of buttons that are on your jacket. There…

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Save Viola drive raises Shs3.2 m

BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Save Viola Campaign spearheaded by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) chaplaincy has so far raised Shs3.2m for Viola Nagasha’s leukaemia treatment. Nagasha, a second-year student of Economics and Statistics at UCU, was diagnosed with leukaemia in April this year at Kampala Hospital. She has been in Mulago Hospital cancer ward since then, undergoing chemotherapy. A university alumnus and cancer survivor offered to connect her to India where she can receive treatment, and it was calculated to cost Shs108m. The UCU chaplaincy, helped by the Guild office,…

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Pre-campus summer camp a winner

BY STAFF WRITER The second annual Pre- Campus Summer Camp 2017 has hit the target number of participants, with 337 students turning up for the event that took place at Uganda Christian University (UCU) main campus from May 4 to 7. The inaugural 2016 camp attracted around 150 students. However, this year the number doubled. The programme engages Senior Six vacation students and they are coached about academics, career, relationships, university systems, and decision- making, preparing them for university and the next chapter of their lives. This year’s camp was…

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Law moot team to represent Uganda

The team of UCU moot debators with Dr Kakooza at Principal’s Hall

BY AGATHA MUHAISE For the seventh time, Uganda Christian University (UCU) law students will be representing Uganda in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition from April 9 to 15 at New Jersey Avenue, Washington DC. The team of four students led by Arnold Agaba, a lecturer in the Faculty of Law and head of moots at UCU earned their right to compete in the international round, by emerging champions at the national rounds hosted by the Cavendish University Faculty of Law, Kampala. UCU beat teams from the…

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Kidnapped student found

This missing person’s notice was up for three days before Namanya was found

By Agatha Muhaise Daphine Namanya, a first-year law student at Uganda Christian University, Kampala Campus, who was reportedly kidnapped from Nayanga Triangular Zone in Rubaga Division on March 23, was found at a home in the suburbs of Rubaga, on March 26. In an interview with The Standard, Namanya said that she had gone to a CentePoint (Centenary Bank ATM) in Rubaga to withdraw money for her tuition and deposit it in either Stanbic Bank or KCB Bank as the university had instructed, when she was kidnaped. “I went to…

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Shisha, the silent killer

(Photo by Patrick Massa)

BY AGATHA MUHAISE It is a chilly Friday night at the famous Casablanca II nightclub in Mukono town. Files of youths make their way to the little, black, ramshackle gate that we will later realise is the entrance to club. We are ushered in by a mean-looking man, who barely makes an effort to check us, into a crowded compound of what looks like a poorly lit residential house. The Music is blaring and deafening, drowning out random screams and loud conversation. We squeeze our way to the back of the…

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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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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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