The Uganda Christian University (UCU) students’ needy scheme was founded by the guild president, Timothy Kadaga to help students faced with a challenge in raising the tuition and other scholastic material.
The scheme organized a marathon to help raise more funds and the speaker of parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga was the chief runner.
While at the Mukono-based campus, the president of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on February 24, 2020 applauded the founders and members of the project for having kind heart towards helping the least advantaged students.
Museveni made a contribution of shs. 80 million to facilitate the activities of the initiative. He further hailed the university for supporting government activities.
“Not until recently, the government created a body to link up students in institutions of higher learning with NRM. For UCU students, I am happy to tell you that the NRM team followed up the recent university leadership elections and recorded a positive report,
“The increasing number of private universities in Uganda, over 40 of them, coming up without government decision, to churn out such youthful wonderful education products, is a great achievement for the country. I thank all those groups that took advantage of establishing them,” Museveni said.