The Archbishop of the church of Uganda His Grace Stanley Ntagali has called on Ugandan to focus on planning for the future
Speaking at a media conference to announce the annual Uganda Christian University Day that falls on every last Sunday of September at his offices in Kampala, Ntagali says most Ugandan graduates are not fully aware of the prevailing work environment which has made it hard for them to fit in the job market.
He also advises them to desist from always thinking of white collar jobs and instead think of starting up jobs for themselves as a way to sustain their lives. He then challenges them not to look out for handouts from government as a source of their future.
Established by the Church of Uganda in 1997 in response to a call for quality university education with a Christian perspective, Uganda Christian University replaced the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College which trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997.
The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. The Church Mission Society teamed up with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through university education – not only educating clergy but other professionals as well.
In 2004, UCU became the first private university to be chartered or accredited by the government of Uganda.