Amidst the both serene and busy landscape of Northern Uganda lies the Uganda Christian University (UCU) Arua Campus, a center of excellence in the heart of Africa. Beneath the tranquil setting of the campus lies a bitter chapter in Uganda’s history, etched with the scars of conflict and the yearning for peace.
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In a bid to instill a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship among students, the Uganda Christian University (UCU) School of Business (SoB) has introduced an International Entrepreneurship Summer Camp to understand what it means to do business in Uganda.
With diverse experiences shared by vendors and students alike, there’s anticipation that the UCU Street Bazaar will continue to evolve as it enters its second week. Despite the challenges, this two-week extravaganza promises to be an exciting opportunity for both vendors and students to engage in a bustling marketplace on campus. As the event continues, it remains a vibrant showcase of entrepreneurial spirit and a hub for discovering unique items at discounted prices.
Christa Oluka, UCU’s director of academic affairs, while closing a two-week international entrepreneur summer camp, told the students and the entire staff of the School of Business that to yield success in innovation, it calls for a combined effort from everyone.
Mid last year, Carroline Nyange Kihumuro stumbled on an advertisement by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), calling for applications from graduates who wished to pursue a course in professional accountancy as scholars.
After grappling with raising school fees for years, it is every parent’s dream for their son or daughter to find a good job after university graduation. However, with over 53 universities churning out at least 30,000 graduates every year in Uganda’s mainly subsistence economy, this is a pipe dream.
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Vincent Kisenyi, the director of academic affairs at UCU, highlighted the project’s unique approach, emphasising the fusion of classwork with hands-on, practical experiences. “Students are able to engage in renewable energy businesses while conserving the climate,” added Kisenyi.
It is unusual for a medical student to show an interest in farming. Yet, that is what Samantha Ainembabazi, working towards the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the Uganda Christian University (UCU), did and more.
Whereas the Covid-19 pandemic made technology a cornerstone in the operations of many institutions, for Uganda Christian University (UCU), the virus and education lockdown afforded an opportunity to ramp up its use. And there is no looking back.
Kenneth Kabinga Musasizi, a lecturer and software engineer at Uganda Christian University (UCU), chose to get a masters degree to expand his proficiency in software engineering and management of enterprise ICT infrastructure.
Uganda Christian University (UCU) held the annual instructive and entertaining UIS Week at the Huma Mukasa Library for the second time. The event, held by the University ICT Services (UIS), sought to engage with students, create knowledge about the UIS’s spectrum of services, and solve various ICT-related concerns that students encounter.
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Picture this: You are a top contender for a political office. On voting day, after casting your ballot, what do you do with the rest of the hours to ease the tension as you wait to know the results? Harry Mukhooli recently found himself in such a situation. Mukhooli, the new Guild President of Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mbale campus in eastern Uganda, said he isolated himself from people the entire day as he waited for the results.
Years ago, when Brig. Gen. Abdul Rugumayo, a member of Uganda’s army, completed Senior Four, he could not proceed to A’level. He said he did not have the money that was needed for school fees.
“We are delighted to be welcomed here today. I am happy to inform everyone here that UCU has agreed to host the 19th house games in December. Thank you so much because the request came on short notice,” Kabenge revealed.
In a season rife with challenges and intense competition, the UCU Canons and Lady Canons emerged as undeniable forces, securing bronze medals in a thrilling showcase of skill and determination at the 2023 National Basketball League.
The Uganda Christian University (UCU) vice chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushenyezi, has inaugurated the third edition of the annual Guild Run. Organised by the 25th Guild Government, this year’s event has been aptly named “the Guild Tuition Run.” It is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2023, promising to bring together the UCU community and participants from far and wide at the institution’s main campus. With a shared commitment to the cause, this run aims to raise vital funds for students facing financial challenges, reaffirming UCU’s dedication to making education accessible and fostering a spirit of unity and support among its members.
The Uganda Christian University (UCU) Lady Canons have stormed their way into the semi-finals of the highly anticipated Uganda National Basketball League playoffs in 2023. Their remarkable journey continued with a resounding triumph as they outclassed the Kampala Capital City Authority Leopards, securing a commanding victory with a final score of 93-61. The Lady Canons showcased their basketball prowess and determination at the prestigious Lugogo indoor arena, leaving no doubt about their readiness to contend for the league title. With this impressive win, they have not only advanced but also sent a powerful message to their competitors that they are a force to be reckoned with in the quest for championship glory.