BY ANDREW BUGEMBE
The third-year students emerged champions of the 2020 engineering sports gala held at the Uganda Christian University new pitch on August 7.
The event set off at 10:00 am with students indulged in a number of games like chess, football, volleyball, basketball, bowling, arm wrestling, bottle filling, chair-dancing, eating competitions, video gaming, rallying and sack racing.
Considering the cumulative average of all points gained in all games, the third year engineering students emerged the overall best with 253 points and they were awarded with a fat Mubende goat. Year one took the second position with 232 points, year two followed with 157 and year four took the fourth position with only 83 points.
This event happens annually on March 7.
Alongside engineering students, big engineering companies participate in the financing of the event.
This year, the SOGEA Construction Company worked hand in hand with the Department of Engineering to see that this event is a success.
The presence of the companies is also aimed at motivating students as well as establishing connections from these big companies.
Timothy Kadaaga, the UCU guild president, urged the engineering students to give the guild government their work plans since are ready to fund them.
“The money is there but we don’t see your work plans. So how shall we fund your activities without your work plans?” Kadaga said.