UCU Students talk about the significance of Martyrs’ Day

3rd June in Uganda is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day, when we remember a group of young Christians who died for their faith in Namugongo. We honor them for their faith and belief in Jesus Christ. As this day draws closer, we see many people walking from long distances to Namugongo in a bid to celebrate this day. The pilgrims come not only from Uganda but from Africa and the rest of the world. We spoke to some students about the significance of this day in their lives, and this is what they had to say.

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Prof. Ripley Smith: ‘Students who have Christ in their studies’ have an edge

During his sabbatical from his duties at Bethel University in Minnesota in the United States, Prof. Ripley Lawrence Smith became part of the Uganda Christian University (UCU) community. Coming from a University that shares similar Christian virtues and beliefs, Prof. Ripley Smith was at home at UCU.

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Medicine and music: UCU student from Nigeria seeks nexus

As a young girl, Dorcas Chizaram Okeke was thin and weak – a common face at the school sick-bay. At times, she wrote her promotional examinations while receiving intravenous treatment. She had “self-pity.” This early personal condition and two incidents spurred her on to become a health care expert.

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