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Cavendish University Uganda awards 21 top Ugandan Students with full scholarships

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Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) yesterday awarded 21 top Ugandan students with full scholarships from its Cavendish Academic- Excellence scholarship program for the 2018 January intake.

The scholarships come at the backdrop of 50 others offered during the course of last year to underscore the University’s commitment to actualizing its missions which are to provide accessible, high quality, research-driven education that transforms students into responsible citizens.

The scholarships cover up to 100% tuition and functional fees unlike other universities in the country and the program is eligible to both first-year and transfer students. This year’s target is to give out 60 scholarships and the remaining opportunities will be dealt with in the coming two intakes that’s May and August as they will be announced.

“For one to qualify, prospective students should meet the following criteria; Be Ugandan citizen, plan to attend classes in person, have at least 3 principal passes at A-level, have a total of at least 12 points at A-level, have a strong interest in developing leadership skills, be able to pass a pre-entry written English and basic-math test, be able to pass an oral interview and have at least two letters of reference or recommendation from a teacher and community leader “, he noted.

While addressing journalists, the University board also announced that it’s in advanced stages of organizing its 7th graduation ceremony set for Friday 20th April, 2018 at Commonwealth Speak Resort, Munyonyo.

Prior to the graduation ceremony, a pre-graduation lecture will be held together with the installation of the University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Francis Mugisha at the main campus.

Both events shall be presided over by the University Chancellor H.E Benjamin Mkapa, the former Head of State of Tanzania. The Executive Director-National Council for Higher Education Prof. Opuda Asibo shall be among the dignitaries to grace the events.

Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) is a private university in Uganda. CUU’s main campus is located at 1469 Ggaba Road, in Nsambya, a southern neighborhood of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. Nsambya is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), by road, south-east of the central business district of Kampala.

CUU is a higher institution of learning that was granted a letter of interim authority on 18 December 2007 to establish a private university under the Universities and Tertiary Institutions Act No. 7 of 2001. A full license to operate was given by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in June 2008.

 

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Rwandans ask Salvado To Apologize for Genocide Joke

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Over the week, a video of Salvado’s standup performance went viral. It was one of his most creative jokes to-date about different airlines and their themes.

On one of the jokes about Rwanda Air, genocide was mentioned as one of the topics air hostesses can’t miss.

Now Rwandans have picked that up and taken offence. They have given Salvado an ultimatum to apologize. But he is not about to allow.

On his Twitter profile, he says those offended are missing the humour. The Rwandans insist the 1994 Genocide against the tutsi is not something to joke about.

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MC Mariachi, Maureen Nantume Banned from the US For 10 Years

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Comedian MC Mariachi and Maureen Nantume are some of the entertainers that were deported by the US Government in a weekend sweep.

The two are accused of performing in the United States without a work permit. According to authorities, the two falsified their reasons fof travel. “They had a tourist visa yet were performing in the states,” our source tells us.

The United States has thus barred them from travelling to the US in the next 10 years. “Their passports were stamped with the words ‘no entry till 2029’.

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Bebe Cool Defeats Bobi Wine in Hoima

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Bebe Cool must be the happiest man after declaring victory against Bobi Wine in the recently concluded Hoima elections.

Bebe Cool’s Candidate won with 52% while Bobi Wine’s candidate trailed with 42%.

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