By Ivan Naijuka
New students at Uganda Christian University (UCU) have been assured of success in their academic journey and in the job market, thanks to the choice they made in joining a university famed for producing quality graduates.
Speaking during a recent induction service of new students from the Faculty of Business & Administration, Health Sciences, Education & Arts and Social Science, the Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. Benon Musinguzi assured the new students that having joined, “A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa”, they should not worry about attaining good education.
Dr. Musinguzi who wears another hat as the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs added that the excellence UCU delights in is not a one-day event, but rather a process and a lifestyle that follows them throughout their lives.
He applauded the UCU alumni for maintaining excellence at their workplaces which employers and the general public continuously credit them for. UCU teaching and education is built around the theme, “A Complete Education for A Complete Person.” This means the university aspires to produce well rounded graduates who are strong not only academically but physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually as well. To do this, UCU students receive a “complete education” that is holistic and integrative and simultaneously develops professional skills while deepening general understanding.
According to Dr. Musinguzi, the key to success for UCU graduates is learning and putting in practice the core values the university upholds,“That is a foundation of the excellence we are proud of.”
Making reference to Psalm 1, Dr. Musinguzi challenged the congregation about walking in the righteous ways of the Lord. “Don’t give an opportunity to the wicked to discuss their wickedness with you, they might end up taking you; the mistake Adam & Eve made was to give a chance to discuss with the devil.”
The induction service is the formal welcome of new students in the University during which Deans from the various faculties present new students to be formally welcomed into the university.
In the congregation, was Prof. Stephen Noll who was the UCU Vice Chancellor between 2000 and 2010.