News and Updates

News and Updates

Stay informed with the latest happenings in and around UCU's Campuses and Regional Colleges
Covid-19: Guild leaders sacrifice allowance to feed students stuck in hostels
By Ivan Tsebeni When the 23rd Guild Government took over leadership last year, they vowed to 'Build the Bridge to the New Normal' and that is exactly what they have done. Out of their July and August 2021 guild allowances, they have contributed over...
BISHOP OBETIA’S PERSPECTIVE ON UCU SUNDAY
By Rt. Rev. Dr Joel Samson Obetia Senior Teaching Fellow Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology On 22nd May 2017, God impressed upon the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda (COU) that they should establish a day in the calendar year...
Nasasira puts smiles on faces through interior art
Nasasira fixes a board ceiling during a renovation at client’s residence By Emmanuel KizaaleKareem Nasasira’s ability to beautifully work with granite, paint, wood, marble and board is striking. He does not just throw his energy willy-nilly. The...
UCU’s Mwima has life molded by pain and pen
Simon Mwima, recipient of a merit-based PhD scholarship at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Story and photos by Jimmy SiyasaTwo tragedies occurred in the early life of Simon Mwima. One, he lost his sister to AIDS. Two, the son of his...
UCU’s new Director for Africa Policy Center narrates journey
Emilly Comfort Maractho, new Africa Policy Center Director By Yasiri J KasangoIn 2012, two key things happened in the life of Emilly Comfort Maractho. One, she realised she was not going to benefit much from a master’s course she had enrolled into....
UCU Guild Parliament Passes Business and Medicine Societies
By Mujuni Dalton and Tsebeni Ivan “United we stand, divided we fall,” aligned with the historical wisdom, the 23rd Guild parliament of Uganda Christian University has granted a green light to the commencement of the Business and Medicine Societies. The...
UCU Student extends food assortments to colleagues in hostels
By Ivan Tsebeni When the country went into the 42-days lockdown, a section of students especially those doing internships and research opted to remain in hostels because they could not travel back to their homes. Most of them struggle to afford a...
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 10th Annual EACA (Virtual) Conference
   Background to EACA The East African Communication Association (EACA) was established in 2011 to serve as a platform for media and communications experts, researchers, academics, policy makers, regulators and media practitioners in Eastern Africa and...
‘Failure is an opportunity to learn’ – UCU alumna, Prim Tumuramye
Mother, wife and student: It’s never too late to learn - Nabayego
Nabayego walking down the aisle with her husband on their wedding day at Namirembe Cathedral, Kampala (Courtesy photo) By Enock Wanderema and Jimmy SiyasaIt’s never too late to pursue what you want.  That’s the message from Sylvia Nabayego, a...
UCU contributes over $31,000 towards Church House
The Archbishop, His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu (left), receives donation from UCU student leaders, led by Guild President Kenneth Amponda (right). Behind them is Vice-Chancellor Aaron Mushengyezi. By Yasiri J KasangoA...
Mbabazi shows resilience in covid lockdown times
Charlotte Mbabazi attends to a customer in her shop on Wandegeya-Bugujju Road. Story and Photos by Michael KisekkaFiercely independent, Charlotte Mbabazi disliked depending on her parents. For that not to happen, she started saving part of the...
From Massachusetts to Mukono: Kamanzi sings against the tide
Kamanzi performing at a music festival in Kampala. Courtesy photo By Jimmy SiyasaCrossing through the United State’s Porter Square in Cambridge, to Harvard University, then Central Square on Massachusetts Avenue, to Massachusetts Institute of...
UCU slashes functional fees
   By Ivan Tsebeni   With less than a month to the end of Trinity Semester exams, Uganda Christian University (UCU) has issued a fees structure with functional fees reduced from Ugx983, 000 toUgx 618,000. The reduction sets a difference of about Ugx365,...
UCU Chaplaincy Extends Food Relief to Lockdown-Stricken Students
By Mujuni Dalton Proverbs 3:27 says: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” Aligned with this biblical wisdom, the Chaplaincy administration of Thorny Croft Chapel at Uganda Christian University (UCU)...
Prepare early for Trinity Semester Exams – DVC AA
By Ivan Tsebeni The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr. John Kitayimbwa has asked students to prepare for Trinity Semester Examinations which are due from 9th -19th August, 2021 According to a memo released on 30th June, 2021, students...
UCU classroom and real-life experience propel student into media job
Ereu during his show Crazy Town on Next Radio By Fiona Nabugwere and Joseph LagenLucky Reuben Ereu had a long-time dream to work at a media house. This dream led Ereu, then a first-year student of Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) Bachelor of...
UCU student lights future with candles
Maria Aloyo poses with one of her products. Story and Photos by Eriah LuleSometimes, ideas that end up transforming communities are borne out of ordinary incidents. Take the example of Maria Aloyo. Who would have thought a burning candle during a...
No hurdles could stop Masagazi from PhD dream
Dr. Joel Masagazi Yawe of Uganda Christian University (UCU) during his PhD graduation By Yasiri J. KasangoSome people put the label “school dropout” on Joel Masagazi Yawe because after his A’level completion he stayed home for two years. The...
UCU's relentless fight against Covid-19
By Ivan Tsebeni With staff and students embracing Covid-19 vaccination, Uganda Christian University (UCU) has continued to sensitize her community to take heed to the Ministry of Health guidelines in order to defeat the deadly pandemic. Stickers are...
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