Uganda Christian University (UCU) is organizing the first-ever pre-campus summer camp. The four-day event is aimed at preparing senior six vacationists for life at campus. The camp is being organized by the Communications and Marketing office.
Speaking to The Standard about the event, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for development and external relations, Mr. David Mugawe, said this was an innovation that will not only market the university, but contribute to society.
“Many of these students have spent much of their student life in highly controlled environments,” he said.
Topics to be discussed include dealing with senior six results, which will focus on helping students discover the various options they can pursue with their Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, dealing with the transition from secondary school to campus life as well as relationship advice.
Other topics will include time management, which will help participants learn how to plan their time at university as well as faith matters.
“This will be a very hands-on camp, and students will hear from lecturers from various faculties, career counselors and professionals,” Ganzi Isharaza, the Communications and Marketing Manager said.
Brac Uganda has already confirmed the participation of some of the students it sponsors while other organizations such as Watoto have been contacted.
“We are aiming for about 300 students this time round as we grow,” Isharaza said.
The fee has been set at Shs150,000 and will cater for participants’ meals, accommodation, activities, speakers and other logistical expenses.
The camp will start on Thursday, April 28 and end on Sunday, May 1.