BY ARTHUR MATSIKO
Uganda Christian University (UCU) has rolled out three new courses. These are: Bachelor of Health Administration, Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management and Diploma in Health Administration.
The three courses will commence in the September semester, according to the manager in charge of Admissions and Student Records, Ms Christa K. Oluka.
She told The Standard that as a growing institution, UCU considers areas of study, which are relevant in terms of career opportunities and professional needs.
“We can’t stay static in what we offer,” she said. “More options mean more people will be able to come to UCU for specific courses.”
Oluka added that a minimum of 15 pioneer students is needed to kick-start each of the courses, “but since sciences are popular, we expect more.”
The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr Benon Musinguzi, said that UCU is considering providing services to the students and the general public with focus on all sectors.
“The university also aims at creating more jobs because Uganda is in need of jobs and every new department that comes creates new jobs,” he said.
Although UCU has always faced inadequate space limitations for lectures especially during the September semester where the highest number of students is admitted due to the three intakes every year,
Musinguzi is optimistic that a solution for space can be provided.
“We are trying to do a re-organisation to ensure January and May semesters are filled so that we can decongest September,” he said. “So, we encourage people to apply for January and May so that we can have an equal distribution of students.”