Froese: Pioneer and mentor of The Standard

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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Auma writes to depict evil in society through literature

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN While most students wait until they graduate to save money and earn a living, Rachel Hope Namubiru Auma, 24, a playwright, was already earning and saving at the beginning of her last year at university in 2016. The money she was saving would later help her stage one of her plays at the National Theatre. Writing a play and at the same time directing it is usually a hard task. However, for Namubiru this is  what     she enjoys  most. She has the passion of directing…

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How to make the best New Year resolutions

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN At the beginning of the year, the excitement of setting resolutions strikes. Even   those whose resolutions for the previous year did not yield any single result,  rush to compile another list  for the New Year. However, the challenge of making resolutions comes when the year is ending and you are not counting any achievement. Failure to achieve sometimes invokes  self-pity and at the end people begin blaming themselves. Joshua Muzei, an auditor at Uganda Christian University (UCU), says he doesn’t set New Year resolutions because the task…

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Beware of causes of food poisoning

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN Angel          Nakajubi    (not real name)    was       enjoying her lunch    recently when suddenly  she        developed a running stomach. This prompted her to run to her doctor who after examining the symptoms told her that the problem was food poisoning. That   aside, in  December  after       eating a mouth     watering dish that was served at the staff university  party, over a dozen people developed stomachache    and   running    stomachs …

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Private universities are not profit oriented – Senyonyi

BY STAFF WRITER The Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi, has said that private universities face major challenges in their running. High taxes imposed on construction, the lack of government funding for research, and not being reflected on the Joint Admissions Board forms for secondary school leavers, are some of the problems that private universities face. “All these challenges affect us. Taxation, for example, can be done in a more friendly way, by reducing the taxes imposed on private institutions, considering that we are not profit making organisations,” Senyonyi said He…

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The case for student leadership

For the first time ever in the history of Uganda Christian University, the race for guild president comprises only female candidates. Although in education institutions in Uganda the female student numbers are higher than the male, such a race is a rare phenomenon. Is it an indication that now the female species has woken up to the importance of taking on such a major role, and the male are acknowledging their counterparts’ worth? Whatever the case may be, the fact still remains that such positions require commitment and hard work…

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