By Richard Nagaba
The UCU Vice Chancellor Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi has advised new students to shun corruption and all its manifestations if they are to prosper in life.
Speaking during the induction service held at UCU’s Nkoyoyo Hall on Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 he asked students and staff to embrace holiness saying that individual commitment is critical to the fight against corruption.
To avoid temptation that could lead them into corrupt tendencies, Dr. Senyonyi asked students to keep busy with their academic pursuits and things of God, “If you don’t keep yourself busy with the things of God, you will be busy with the things of the devil.”
He added that beyond theft and stealing of money, corruption also involves vices such as cheating in exams, use of drugs and substance abuses which corrupts the body and the mind.
After the induction service, the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors, deans of faculties and other university staff members joined the new students for a special luncheon held at the Eunice Guest House.
The induction service
An induction service at UCU means a formal service in which new students are formally welcomed into the UCU community.
During the service, Deans from the various faculties and schools at UCU present students who have been admitted to various courses for a formal welcome into the university.
This induction was for students who joined UCU in the Easter (January) intake.
There are six faculties and two schools at UCU. They are Faculty of Business & Administration, Faculty of Education & Arts, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science & Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bishop Tucker School Of Divinity & Theology and School of Research and Post Graduate Studies.
The Vice Chancellor also asked the new students to obey authority, seek the truth, study diligently and exercise discipline in the spirit of UCU motto Alpha and Omega.