June 13, 2022


Archbishop Kaziimba begins second pastoral visit to UCU: Pictorial

UCU – MUKONO: The Archbishop of Church of Uganda and Chancellor of Uganda Christian University (UCU), The Most Rev Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu has today afternoon began his second official Pastoral visit to the University at the Main Campus in Mukono.

His visit came on the same day he concluded his two-day official pastoral visit in Mukono Diocese.

On arrival at UCU, the Archbishop was received by Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Assoc. Prof. John Kitayimbwa the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Rev. Canon Eng. Paul Wasswa Ssembiro, the University Chaplain and Rev. Richard Mulindwa, the University’s Church Relations Coordinator.

Archbishop Kaziimba cathing up with Rev. Canon. Lusania, at the latter’s home in Mukono. Photo/ Sadiiki Adams.

He then paid a courtesy visit to Rev Canon Lusania Kasamba in his home, a few meters from the University. He was accompanied by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the University Chaplain, and the University’s Church Relations Coordinator.

“I am very grateful to the Lord for keeping him safe and sound. Rev. Canon Lusania Kasamba is a great resource to many people, especially us, that he taught. He taught me Church History and still has a huge sense of humour,” Archbishop Kaziimba said.

“My visit to him is to pray with him and appreciate his contribution to God’s ministry. There is no satisfactory price we can pay for the knowledge he gave us. Like Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:58, Canon Kasamba’s labour is not in vain. He was and remains a blessing to us.”

Archbishop Kaziimba and Prof. Ankrah Maxine caught up during his courtesy visit to her residence on Besania Hill, Mukono. Photo/ Sadiiki Adams.

He later paid a courtesy visit to Prof Maxine Ankrah at her home on Besania Hill also in the vicinity of the University.

Archbishop Kaziimba commended the partnership that the University has with her family foundation – Ankrah Foundation and said he looks forward to stronger and more fruitful partnerships. He said many people will be blessed by the collaborations.

The Archbishop then had a meeting with the Dean and Staff of Bishop Tucker School of Theology whom he commended for their selfless service and dedicated service to teaching students undergoing ministerial training and formation.

Archbishop then had a meeting with the Dean, Prof. Christopher Byaruhanga (L-1 of Archbishop Kaziimba), and the Staff of Bishop Tucker School of Theology pose with the Archbishop after their meeting.

He later addressed Theology Students and charged them to be mindful of their calling. He commended the team at UCU for taking care of them and the Bishops who sent them. He appreciated the remarks by Rev Canon Prof. Christopher Byaruhanga who praised the students of theology for their outstanding discipline compared to students of other disciplines.

The Vice-Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi and his wife, Mrs. Patience Mushengyezi hosted the Archbishop and senior staff for dinner in their official residence.

The following day, Archbishop met with the Students’ Guild, International Students and then attended the Community Worship Service before meeting the Academic and Administrative Heads and the Vice Chancellor’s Cabinet.

Guild leaders pose with the Archbishop in front of the Bishop Tucker Building, after their meeting with him. Photo/ Jimmy Siyasa.
Archbishop Kaziimba listens to a report presented by Lynn Tanyaradzwa Mupfudzapake, President of International students. Photo/ Jimmy Siyasa.

On Wednesday, he will visit the Kampala Campus where he will have a meeting with the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine staff and students, the students’ Guild and also attend the Community Worship Service before touring the Academic Block under construction at Kampala Campus. [ Details to come]

Norway: VC meets University Rectors

By Veronica Masinde

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi paid a courtesy visit to the Rector of NLA University College, Prof. Sigbjørn Sødal, with whom he discussed further areas of cooperation between the two universities.

UCU already has a strong collaboration with NLA University College through the School of Journalism, Media, and Communication, which is a beneficiary of the NORHED II project worth UGX 8.4 billion. The two institutions share a similar vision and mission.

Prof. Mushengyezi shares a gift from UCU with the NLA University Rector, Prof. Sigbjørn, after their meeting.
Prof. Mushengyezi and Prof. Whittaker share a photo moment.

Prof. Mushengyezi also visited the University of Rector of Ansgarsskolen, in Kristiansand City and held a meeting with the University Rector, Prof. Sunniva Whittaker. The two discussed a potential partnership, especially within the areas of theology and eLearning, which are fortes for both universities.

Thereafter, Prof. Mushengyezi visited Ansgarsskolen’s Theological College and met Prof. Ingunn Breistein to explore possible collaboration, especially with their Theology Faculty.

Prof. Mushengyezi poses with Prof. Ingunn Breistein, after sharing with her gifts from UCU.

The visits are part of Prof. Mushengyezi’s strategic agenda to intentionally grow UCU’s research and partnerships, both nationally and internationally.