The Archbishop Church of Uganda Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has
challenged religious leaders in the Anglican Church to emulate the work of
Kazimba says that in the past, missionaries did a significant role by putting
up infrastructures like churches, hospitals and schools.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the new Uganda Christian
University –Kampala Campus premises at Mengo. The premises were owned by the Medical
Research Council (MRC).
Kazimba said that if Anglicans work together, they can easily transform the
church and its people.
He says that it is through working together that the UCU has been
able to come up with the infrastructure that is going to help it expand the institution.
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The Vice-Chancellor Uganda Christian University Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi
says that acquiring the permanent premises for the Kampala campus, it will help
the institution save more than 600 Million Shillings annually that they have
been spending on rent. He also says that it will increase the number of
students, research and partnerships.
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On the Covid- 19 threat in institutions of learning, Mushengyezi
noted that although the University has not recorded any case, they have
minimized the physical classes.
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Uganda Christian University (UCU), Kampala Campus, was established
in 2003 at the former Shimon Demonstration School premises however, since its
establishment, the Campus has been shifted to four different locations.
From Shimon, the campus shifted to Old Kampala SS then Taremwa Towers on
Kabakanjagala road. Since 2015, UCU Kampala Campus has been housed at Lubiri
Ring road, Mengo at the former Butikiro, which previously housed the Joint
Clinical Research Center (JCRC).
The new Kampala Campus will be housing more than 1,000 students
studying Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, Social Work and Business.