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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Froese: Pioneer and mentor of The Standard

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On  May 7 this year, The Standard will mark 10 years of existence. As a way of celebrating that success, untill then every issue, we shall run a story of one of the persons who have worked here since  the launch. This week, we start with TOM FROESE, the journalist who founded the newspaper. He shares his  story with Agatha Muhaise and Elizabeth Amongin Dawn of the Standard In March 2006, Prof Stephen Noll, the   then vice-chancellor of UCU, called Froese to   his  offic e and told him…

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Guild official injured

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE Daniel Manzi the guild Member of Parliament for Non-residents did not enjoy the 2016 Christmas. As he celebrated the day, he dived into a swimming pool in Mbarara and accidentally hurt his spine. Daniel is now soliciting for Shs3.6m to undergo an operation at Mulago Hospital. The Guild President, Ms Prisca Amongin, told The Standard that Manzi had gone swimming at Big Fun Entertainment in Mbarara town with his friends when the accident happened. “Daniel said that when he dived into the deep end of the pool, he…

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How food poisoning killed memories at UCU staff party

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE December 16 started like any other day for Uganda Christian University (UCU) staff. For weeks, the university staff had eagerly looked forward to the day for their end of year party. Every year, the university organises a staff party where teaching and non-teaching staff members converge and are treated to a mouthwatering feast. The meal is served after a special set of prayers to thank God for seeing the institution through the challenges of the year. But the 2016 end of year party didn’t end well for…

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Social media should not distract people during worship

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BY STAFF  WRITER Gone are the days when the only thing that Church   leaders    had to worry about was television and radio. Social media   has  now  proved to be a bigger distraction now, especially on millennials. While   this could be a heavy accusation, allow     me     to explain it with the help of Narcissus, of    the famous Greek mythology. Narcissus was a hunter known for his beauty. One day near a pool he saw his own reflection     in the water,…

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The 2016 Guild elections overview

Onzima at the Arua guild offices (Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Arua guild elections put off The Arua guild presidential elections have been put on hold after a first- year diploma student threw a spanner in the works and applied for the guild president position at Uganda Christian University, Arua Campus. Felix Onzima, a theology diploma student, handed in an official application on October 3 to contest for the seat of guild president of the university, contrary to Article 27(b) of the guild Constitution of Uganda Christian University. The article requires a student to have completed at…

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Arua Campus cultural gala postponement

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE The Uganda Christian University Arua Campus cultural gala was last week unexpectedly postponed due to poor planning on the side of the guild government. The event, originally set for November 13, was moved a day ahead at the last minute. Mungusi Tubali, the acting guild secretary and minister of agriculture and environment, informed The Standard that the gala being the first of its kind, the guild met a number of glitches in the planning process. “The budget was drawn on time but the process of approving the…

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Handbag selection – the golden rules

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The truth is there is a handbag for every woman, and every occasion. So, I cannot say what a perfect handbag looks like, without defining a particular lady and her style. I wish I could say that it should be a certain shape, a certain size and a certain colour but that would be unrealistic, AGATHA MUHAISE writes “I want a bag with colours that are not hard to match,” says Bridget. “I only buy leather handbags,” says Gift.            “If a bag has no popular…

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VC asks government to intervene on Ntawo

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BY AGATHA MUHAISE Dr John Senyonyi, the vice chancellor of Uganda Christian University (UCU),has called upon the government to help with the problems the university is facing with squatters on the land in Ntawo. During the third part of the Seventh Graduation ceremony that took place at the main campus’ new Recreation Ground on October 21, Senyonyi clarified that UCU Holdings, a not-for-profit company of the university, is the rightful owner of the one-square-mile piece of land in Ntawo that has recently been taken over by squatters. “The university has…

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Former guild EC officials penalised

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Electoral Commission officials who were being investigated for misconduct have been handed various punitive and corrective sentences by the Uganda Christian University Disciplinary Committee. Chairperson Bob Festus Himbise and five other members have survived expulsion from the university following reports that they were involved in unethical conduct and abuse of office. The Disciplinary Committee, after receiving an audio-recording of Himbise asking for money from an aspiring member of parliament in order to be declared winner unopposed, sat on 18 October and came up with resolutions on the…

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