BY DOREEN KAJERU
The Honours College Department led by the Coordinator, Rev. Abel Wankuma Kibbedi, traversed Eastern Uganda spreading the gospel about the Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa.
With vital attention to Honours’ College, the department aimed at inspiring the students about the art of iconic leadership, academic excellence and serving others.
The schools that were privileged to listen to the team were Busoga College Mwiri, Iganga Secondary School, Wanyange Girls’, Wairaka College, Iganga Parents, and King of Kings Secondary School.
The students were tipped about the special life of university, specifically at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Other issues raised were attitude to leadership, education, hard work, discipline and faith. The discussions were guided by the university core values of: integrity, servanthood, Christ-centeredness, diligence and stewardship.
The team also pointed out the transparency and organization of all aspects of the university.
“At the rank of the best privately owned university in Uganda, UCU has produced the best employment products in Uganda,” Kibeddi told the students.
During the sessions, students were inspired by current and former students of Honours College and staff. Testimonies of hard work and leadership were given to motivate the students to struggle for excellence.
Students were guided on the courses at university level, and the code of ethics at UCU. They were also encouraged to set life goals for themselves, hard work and striving to achieve excellence.
Kibbedi says this programme is very helpful to the secondary students but more importantly, to the Honours College students because they get to exercise leadership while they take on responsibility of sessions during the outreach.
About Honours College
Honours College is a leadership programme that was birthed in 2002 with an aim of producing the best student leaders armed with integrity and academic excellence. Feeding into the UCU vision of being the Heartbeat of the Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa, the college aims at training students who have distinguished themselves in their Christian character, academics and leadership roles.