UCU recognizes long-serving staff: Pictorial

By Israel Kisakye
Uganda Christian University (UCU) recognized staff members for reaching a milestone of 10 years of service. The institution’s management also used the occasion to acknowledge outgoing deans and heads of departments.

The 42 awardees received plaques during the university’s end-of-year staff party held on December 17, 2021, in Nkoyoyo Hall at the main campus in Mukono. 

Annually, UCU awards staff members who make a milestone of 10 years of service. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this did not take place in 2020. The December 2021 event, therefore, combined staff who joined UCU in 2010 and 2011.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, used the event to announce the enhancement of staff benefits and contracts starting this year. The university had suspended long-term staff contracts in 2020 when the coronavirus hit the country. 

Some of the staff members who were recognized for long service are:

From 2010-2020

  1. Florence Nakiyingi
  2. Richard Ssebagala
  3. Hope Ibale
  4. John Vianney Ahumuza
  5. Frankline Adeka
  6. Martin Kizito
  7. Lillian Nakiwala

From 2011-2021

  1. James Ssenkubuge
  2. Dr. Eriah Solomon Nsubuga
  3. Moses Nabongo
  4. Prof. Monica Chibita
  5. Dr. Peter Davis Mutesasira
  6. Assoc. Prof. Sarah Kiiza
  7. Assoc. Prof Elizabeth Balyejusa Kizito
  8. Sheila Namuwaya
  9. Dr Rachael Namuli Luboyera
  10. Brian Tomusange
  11. Walter Washika
  12. Elsie Mirembe Nsiyona

See more of the function in photos

UCU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (in suit), is joined by other staff members to cut the Christmas cakes.
UCU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi (in suit), is joined by other staff members to cut the Christmas cakes.
Human Resource Department staff and Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi prepare to award employees during the end-of-year party.
Human Resource Department staff and Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi prepare to award employees during the end-of-year party.
UCU staff members during staff recognition event
UCU staff members during staff recognition event
UCU staff sing during end-of-year staff party in Nkoyoyo Hall.
UCU staff sing during end-of-year staff party in Nkoyoyo Hall.
Eng. Paul Wasswa, the University Chaplain, presides over prayers during the party.
Eng. Paul Wasswa, the University Chaplain, presides over prayers during the party.
Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi addresses staff in Nkoyoyo Hall
Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi addresses staff in Nkoyoyo Hall
Prof. Mary Nabachwa Ssonko receives award for service as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, from UCU Vice Chancellor Aaron Mushengyezi.
Prof. Mary Nabachwa Ssonko receives award for service as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, from UCU Vice Chancellor Aaron Mushengyezi.
Prof. Monica Chibita, dean, School of Journalism, Media and Communication, receives her long-service award from Vice Chancellor Aaron Mushengyezi.
Prof. Monica Chibita, dean, School of Journalism, Media and Communication, receives her long-service award from Vice Chancellor Aaron Mushengyezi.