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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Development students are guild champions

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BY STAFF WRITER Bachelor of Development Studies (BDS) have defeated defending champions Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 1-0 to emerge  the winners of this semester’s guild soccer tournament,  held on March 25 at the new pitch. An early goal by BDS   sealed  the  victory against a better LLB side that dominated possession and created more chances throughout the match, but all  in vain. Ashley Agaba, the BDS team captain, says teamwork was the key to their success.  Solomon Egwar, the LLB team manager, attributed too much confidence to their failure…

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BBUC guild government officials sworn in

Jacob Ampeire receiving the key from Ambrose Atamba (Photo by Elijah Twinomuhwezi)

BY ELIJAH TWINOMUHWEZI The newly elected Guild President for Bishop Barham University College (BBUC), Jacob Ampeire and his guild officials have been sworn in. The handover ceremony, held in the university’s multi-purpose hall on November 27, saw Ampeire, the guild representatives, councillors and the newly appointed ministers take oath before the guest of honour, Lt Col Henry Matsiko, also commissioner for Patriotism Clubs in Uganda, President’s Office. Lt Col Matsiko called upon the new team of leaders to serve the university to the best of their ability as they improve…

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Former guild leaders lauded for discipline

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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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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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Student sued for defamation

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Joel Otim a fourth year law student has sued Denish Ayela, former Member of Parliament of Mass Communication, for defamation. On November 1, Ayela was served with a notice of intention to sue after the matter was reported to the Mukono Magistrates Court. It is alleged that on October 31, while on Urban Television for the Uganda Christian University guild presidential debate, Ayela made defamatory statements against Otim. He was quoted saying that Otim was drunk and was found in a trench. “The law suit is meant…

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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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