BY DOREEN KAJERU
“As a university, we need to be as open as we can be with what we offer. This is also an opportunity for the students to showcase their creativity and innovativeness, as a reflection of what they learn in class.”
This was said by the Principal of UCU Mbale Constituent College, Dr Steven Mungoma, on July 23, when the college held its Open Day.
Officiating at the function at the college’s premises in Mbale, Dr Mungoma thanked the organisers for a fruitful day.
“Open Day is very important because it is when prospective students are reached, and because of this value to the university, I would like to thank the organisers of this event,” he said.
The day was organised by the university’s registry office, with the aim of opening up the college to the public, extending services and creating awareness about the institution’s operations.
Different faculties and departments were involved in the exhibition. These included the Department of Divinity and Theology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Department of Social Work, the Academics office, the Library, UCU main campus, among others.
The exhibition included information material about the university and the course offered; a quiz contest; a showcase of various items made by the students; a display of art and drawings, clay pieces and paintings that were available for sale.
The Director of Students Affairs, Mrs Olive Birabi, said that the day enables UCU to market its value to the community.
“It also helps students know and understand their roles in the university and the relevance of the courses they do,” she said.
Rt Rev Paul Masaba Kiptoo, bishop of Sebei, was the guest of honour at the ceremony. He recognised the efforts of the administration, staff and students towards a productive society.
“This level of organisation is commendable. I encourage the students not to be comfortable with what they are now, but work for greater and better results. Strive for the best and you will succeed,” he said.
The Open Day was attended by students from various schools, including Manafwa Secondary School, Comprehensive High School, Bugobero High School, Mooni High School, among others.