MUKONO: The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and Chancellor of Uganda Christian University (UCU), The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu, yesterday made an official working visit to the University’s main Campus in Mukono where he held meetings with various stakeholders and visited a number of projects.
During his visit, exciting developments were announced by the Vice Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, including the graduation of the University’s pioneer undergraduate students of Medicine and Dentistry in July this year.
Prof. Mushengyezi expressed his excitement about this development, saying that it is a great achievement for the University as it sends out its first crop of Doctors into the medical world to shine for Christ in the marketplace.
He also said that despite the financial challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has been able to construct a three-floor building on campus, which is now roofed with interior finishing ongoing. In addition, the university purchased property for the Kampala campus in 2020.
“We have also paved the parking lot at the Kivengere Building and the walkways connecting it to Maari, Nkoyoyo, Noll, Mirembe, and Kivebulaya blocks. This is a significant improvement for the campus, and it will undoubtedly enhance the Institution’s image. we plan to continue paving other walkways and parking lots on campus and renovating some old buildings.” Prof. Mushengyezi said.
Prof. Mushengyezi further revealed that the University intends to diversify its revenue streams by exploring other investments which he said, is a top priority for management, and the university has been discussing various investment proposals with potential partners.
“These proposals include the development of the University’s land in Ntawo, which is under constant threat by squatters and land grabbers, increasing the university’s accommodation space for students, and constructing a modern business area.” Prof. Mushengyezi said.
He informed the Chancellor about the appointment of two of the University’s Associate Professors to higher positions of responsibility in the region. Rev. Canon Assoc. Prof. Olivia Banja was appointed Vice Chancellor of Ndejje University, while Assoc. Prof. Martin Mwanje Lwanga was appointed Director General at the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) in Arusha, Tanzania.
During his visit, the Chancellor held meetings with Guild Officials, Academic Registrars and Administrative Assistants and the Cabinet.
He also toured the School of Business on Ankrah (Bethany) Hill and Kingdom view Guesthouse in the same vicinity.
According to Prof. Mushengyezi, Kingdom View Guesthouse was donated to Uganda Christian University by a Couple that has been doing ministry under Kingdom View Ministries.
The Chancellor expressed gratitude to the Vice Chancellor and the university leadership for the impressive developments made, and encouraged them to continue in their efforts to make the university a center of excellence in the heart of Africa.
He concluded his visit to the Main Campus with a Lenten Service in Nkoyoyo Hall where he was the Main Celebrant and Preacher under the theme, “Overcoming temptation” borrowing from Joseph’s story in Genesis 39:1.
Tomorrow, he will visit UCU Mbale University Study College and proceed with his Pastoral Visit in Mbale Diocese.