Behaviour choices top HAW agenda

(Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA The Health Awareness Week (HAW) for the Trinity Semester that was conducted from June 11 to 16 at the old netball pitch has highlighted decent behaviour and excellence in life under the theme,“Behaviour choices: Are you choosing right?” During the week, a number of health challenges that the students and staff are currently facing were highlighted. These include hypertension, diabetes, backache, sexually transmitted infections, obesity, mental ill-health, the different types of cancer, accidents and injuries. Services were offered to assist the community access health care and vaccination…

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Construction of roads on campus begins

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Works on the construction of Uganda Christian University main campus roads has begun. The work was commissioned on April 19 at Allan Galpin Health Centre by the University Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi. This marks the beginning of paving, construction, and rehabilitation of roads, paths and parking space within the university. This will improve its beauty and put an end to the dusty and muddy roads and pathways during the dry and wet season. The current road network is about 3km. One and a half kilometres will…

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Clergywomen mark 50 years of service

(Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA AND ELIZABETH AMONGIN Clergy women in the Church of Uganda came together at Uganda Christian University, to celebrate 50 years of ministry. This was during a four-day conference held from May 2 – 6 in Nkoyoyo Hall under the theme: “Reflecting on Jesus Christ’s mandate for women in mission and ministry”, derived from Matthew 28:1-10. The chief guest, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, at the opening of the conference hailed the clergywomen for their dedicated service to the Church regardless of the challenges that they meet in life and…

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Guild budget tops agenda for AGM

A graphic of the guild budget allocations (Infographic by Ronald Awany)

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT AND BRIGHT NIWAHA The budget for financial year dominated the deliberations of the guild week at Uganda Christian University (UCU) from March 20 to 25. The proposed guild budget totalling to Shs395,521,500 was presented by Steven Bugembe, the finance minister, in accordance with the parliamentary rules of procedure. The finance minister is mandated to present the proposed budget, which, when approved by parliament, is sent to the Director of Student Affairs, and the DVC Finance and Administration. Funds for the budget will be received majorly from students’…

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The youth most morally vulnerable

Fr Lokodo Simon (Photo by Agatha Muhaise)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA The Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Lokodo, has advised the students of Uganda Christian University to join the fight against the increasing moral decadence that is eating up the youth in the country. While addressing the students during the community worship gathering in Nkoyoyo Hall on March 28, Fr Lokodo said that insensitivity has unfortunately destroyed the pillars of good statesmanship in Uganda, eroding the traditional cultures, making the youth vulnerable to moral decadence. “A lot of manifestations like high levels of indiscipline, arrogance, disrespect,…

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Congs to the law students, aluta continua!

Kudos to the law faculty and students for their immense efforts in lifting high the banner not only of the law school but also making Uganda Christian University shine. The UCU moot team has been selected and will be representing Uganda in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that will be taking place from April 9 at New Jersey Avenue, Washington DC. The hard work of the faculty and students is very much appreciated, and such achievements are a strong selling point for UCU both at the…

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UCU signs MoU with Mengo Hospital Board

Dr Rose Mutumba, the director of Mengo Hosiptal, the Chancellor, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali and the Vice Chancellor, Dr John Senyonyi, during the signing of the memorandadum of understanding at the Church of Uganda Provincial Offices. (Ivan Naijuka)

By BRIGHT NIWAHA and IVAN NAIJUKA Uganda Christian University (UCU) is set to start a medical school in May. The school will be based on Namirembe Hill in Kampala. On December 6, UCU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mengo Hospital to work hand-in-hand in training the learners. UCU and Mengo Hospital are both Church founded institutions. The MoU was signed at the Provincial Offices in Kampala. Since UCU started in 1997, its major academic programmes have been in the arts and humanities. But a few years ago, the…

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UCU Holdings gets new board

The board members of UCU Holdings in a photo infront of the main building after the inaugural meeting (Photo by Bright Niwaha)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA UCU Holdings has got  a team of new board members. The team consists of: Paul T Kyama as the chairperson, Parity Twinomujuni, Joram Kahenano, Bishop James Ssebaggala, Fred Kibeddi, Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire, James Abola, George  Nyeko, James Serufusa, Victoria Kisarale, and ex- officials Dr John Senyonyi and  David Mugawe. UCU Holdings is the business arm of UCU. It was established in 2003 as a legal arm to transact the chartering process of the university before converting into the business arm recently. The university’s idea of establishing UCU…

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Former guild leaders lauded for discipline

(On The Shelves)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Mr David Mugawe, the deputy vice chancellor Development and External Relations, has hailed the 2015-2016 guild government for being the most disciplined and orderly student leaders that the university has ever had. “Media  reports early this month reported how the Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Janet Museveni, commended Uganda Christian University (UCU), for its discipline and order and called on other universities to borrow a leaf from us. You are setting a good example,” Mugawe said  during the students’ guild general assembly and handover ceremony held…

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Walk the talk

(On The Shelves)

BY BRIGHT NIWAHA Pioneer students graduating from the Muungwana Leadership Mentoring Programme under the African Youth Leadership Forum (AYLF), have been called upon to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, and walk their talk. The challenge was made by the co-founder, patron and mentor of AYLF, Tim Kreutter, while presiding over the leadership’s mentoring programme graduation on November 25 in Principal’s Hall. Kreutter stressed that through the training, young people are equipped with skills on working to bring love, healing and reconciliation across all the…

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