UCU lost 52-77 to Kampala International University KIU Titans to give the KIU side a 2-0 win in the best of three playoffs, leading them to the semifinals. Pemba Warriors also lost 2-0 to JKL Dolphins who edged them 77 - 68 to proceed to the semifinals.
The games played at UCU in Mukono saw the UCU canons take the first and second quarter with a lead of 8-7 and 16-10, while the KIU side dominated the third and fourth quarter with a 18-16 and a 20-11 score. The KIU side took the day with a slim 55-51 lead.
In an eulogy, the university deputy vice chancellor academics Dr Annette Kezaabu Katsimbazi described Dr Mungherera as a woman who challenged KIU to start a medical teaching school in 2003 at a time when it was imaginable for a young private university do so. She said Dr Mungherera often used tough language to challenge university management whenever she felt that it was needed.
King Oyo said such courses will play a critical role in transforming the Ugandan economy. By training employable graduates, he noted that universities will key players in curbing the increasing unemployment rate.
Associate Professor Robinson Ssebuwufu, the executive director of Kampala International University Teaching Hospital in Ishaka says their action follows numerous reports by both in government and private companies claiming the university is producing fake doctors.