University News

UCU
21
May

UCU alum’s innovation reduces post-harvest losses

By Kefa SenogaIn 2017, the father of Jean Paul Nageri planted more than 100 acres of bananas in Busia, eastern Uganda. As is usually the norm, towards harvest time, a middleman promised to buy all the bananas at harvest. The harvest time came, but the middleman never showed up. The...
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UCU
20
May

UCU engaged in phase 2 of Uganda’s yellow fever vaccination campaign

By Irene Best NyapendiIn April, Uganda underwent the second phase of a vaccination campaign against yellow fever disease that is spread through a bite from an infected Aedes mosquito, informally known as the “tiger” mosquito because of its black and white markings. The campaign, which covered 53 districts, including Mukono,...
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UCU
20
May

‘Life was hard’ – Rev. Dr. Mulindwa, new PhD recipient

By Kefa SenogaFor the first time in 15 years, the Rev. Dr. Mulindwa Richard Muwonge is not in a university class. He is also not chasing after a deadline for a class assignment. And this is because he recently completed his education, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical and...
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UCU
14
May

UCU to Roll Out Trainer of Trainers’ Programme for ACE curriculum

We are excited to announce a new initiative at Uganda Christian University (UCU) that will enhance our commitment to educational excellence. Following a newly signed partnership agreement between UCU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, and Graham Yoko, CEO of the Accelerated Education Enterprise (AEE) in Durban, South Africa, UCU will...
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09
May

A FRAMEWORK FOR ENHANCING THE INFLUENCE OF EVALUATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a governance evaluation framework established by the African Union, aims to promote good governance and sustainable development in Africa. However, its influence on public policy outcomes has been limited due to inadequate evaluation research and a focus on outcome-oriented approaches. A study by Dr....
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UCU
08
May

From Food Waste to Opportunity

Last year in October, Geoffrey Ssepuuya, a Senior Lecturer at Uganda Christian University (UCU), was awarded a grant worth USD 63,750 by the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). The grant aimed at piloting the production of low-cost protein and micronutrient-rich cricket feed from food waste in Kampala,...
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UCU
07
May

‘I am part of spina bifida statistics’

(Note: This first-person story is provided by Pauline Luba, a final-year, undergraduate student in Uganda Christian University’s School of Journalism, Media and Communication. She is one of three interns writing for Uganda Partners. As she prepares to receive her bachelor’s degree this October, one of her next steps is helping others...
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UCU
07
May

North American university program marks 20th year at UCU

Story By Nathan Simbilyabo and Bena Nekesa Photos, Video by Nathan Simbilyabo In 2004, Mark and Abby Bartels embarked on a journey to create a unique educational experience for students from Christian colleges and universities in North America. What started as the Uganda Studies Program (USP) at Uganda Christian University...
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UCU
02
May

UCU Hosts Save the Mothers Conference: Uniting Global Efforts for Maternal Health

To combat the toll of maternal and child mortality, Save the Mothers (STM) East Africa organized a Maternal and Child Health Conference on April 26th  at Uganda Christian University (UCU). The conference was held under the theme: “No mother or child should die or be harmed due to preventable childbirth-related...
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