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Welcome to the November Issue

Take a look at what has been happening at college

Honours College Premier Newsletter

The first ever newsletter was launched on 22nd November, 2021

Praise the Lord dear Reader,

Covid-19 seemed to shake us up but God taught us to refashion our lives. The move to digitalise business called for us to find ways of keeping in touch with different people, like the alumni and friends; that is the move that birthed this newsletter. 

Prof. Mushengyezi Pledges to support college projects

The Vice Chancellor ( Center ) addresses scholars, on his right hand side is Mrs. Oluka and on the left is Dr. Banja

The Uganda Christian University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, has promised to offer support to Honors College projects and activities.

This happened on November 13, during the Honors College Graduation and Ministerial swearing in at the ICMI block which the Vice Chancellor presided over as Guest of Honour. Before his speech, various members of Honors College presented projects that prompted the Vice Chancellor to pledge his support. In his speech, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mushengyezi began by praising the project presentations that the different students had come up with.

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Semester Theme

Creativity and relevance.

Creativity and Relevance

As it is known that Honours College is a leadership development initiative orientated, the Head of Department deemed it fit that this semester the college was going to embark on being creative and relevant. Research activities that provide solutions to today’s challenges are what scholars will be focusing on.

Semester Verse

Proverbs 4:13

Proverbs 4:13

“ Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life”. Here Solomon pleads with his son to hold instruction firmly in his grip and not let go. He advises his son to guard instruction, because it gives life. The importance of this idea was even illustrated in Solomon’s own life. He drifted from wisdom (1 Kings 11:4), only to realize later how foolish that was (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

Semester Song

Showers of Blessing

Showers of Blessing

There Shall be Showers of Blessings is a timeless Christian hymn which was penned in 1883 by Daniel Webster (1840–1901) under the pseudonym of D. W. Whittle. It was given music by James McGranahan. Based on the “Showers of Blessing” referred to in Ezekiel 34:26–27. 


Did you Know?

... that the Honors College produced the first Ugandan to practice law in China?
Meet Counsel Kihangire Nish Nicholas
Counsel Kihangire Nish Nicholas


  • Master's Degree International Arbitration, Peking University, Shenzhen, 2019


Kihangire Nish Nicholas

Registered Foreign Lawyer

Counsel Nicholas Kihangire who graduated from the Honours College and Uganda Christian University in the year 2013, was the first African outside South Africa to practice law in an Asian country. This also made him the first Ugandan to practice law in China.


He is a registered foreign lawyer at Ng and Shum Solicitors and Notaries, Honk Kong; he is also a member of Honk Kong Law Society and Uganda Law Society.

His areas of specialization are  Litigation, Arbitration, Cross Cultural Negotiations and International Business Transactions, and he is currently involved in advising several Chinese companies entering East Africa, particularly Uganda. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Uganda Christian University in 2013 and from Peking University, Shenzhen, in 2019, with a Masters Degree.

Honours College celebrates Mr. Kihangire and other scholars who have consistently become an inspiration.

Know your Scholar

... a dive into the lives of our very own scholars

This month we are happy to profile Juan Emmanuella Zamba. She is the outgoing President of Honours College and a future advocate of children and women.

Profile: Juan Emmanuella Zamba (BOHPHI)

On 22nd July 1998, Juan Emmanella Zamba was born to her parents in Old Kampala where her family lived at the time. She attended Sir Apollo Kaggwa Primary School, in Mengo, Naalya Secondary School  in Namugongo, and Nabisunsa Girls School for her A Level. She joined Uganda Christian University thereafter.

On her 19th Birthday, Juan took what she calls a ‘life changing decision’ of accepting Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and saviour. The decision replaced a long battle she had had with low self-esteem, a feeling which slowly enveloped and gripped her for very many years. 

This decision was influenced by her friends who she greatly admired. Juan had a circle of friends in her new A’ Level school who made her feel esteemed and loved by God; ‘I also admired their lifestyles.

Juan Emmanuella Zamba
NameJuan Emmanuella Zamba
SkillsResearch, Writing, Presentation, Creative Art

Short Highlights

Nuwagira Gilbert, an Alumnus of Honours College addresses Scholars

Alumni Homecoming a Success

The event was graced by the UCU Vice Chancellor, Aaron Mushengyezi, who was the Guest of Honour. Also present was  Christa Oluka, the Director of Admissions and Students’ Records who represented the DVC Academics for the event. During the occasion, the College alumni showed and pledged support to the College.

The Vice Chancellor poses for a picture with Honours College Graduands

Time of our lives: Homecoming 2021

Among the alumni present was Mr. Gilbert Nuwagira, Mr. Asiimwe Anthony, Mr. Bernard Mohlo. Mr. Patson Arinaitwe, Mr. Stephen Daniel, Mr. Peter Nasasira and Mr. Gahimbare Anaud were also able to send in their communication through online means. 

Scholars attending a Virtual Leadership Workshop with Patty Huston

How the Pandemic has shaped business at the Honours College

A good example of one the successes is the first virtual workshop that was graced by the presence of Mrs. Patty Huston-Holm, an accomplished published writer, and instructor.  During the online session, she taught scholars important tips of effective writing.

Ms Obianuju Ekeocha donated 2 copies of the book to the Honours College Library.

Honours College Library Enriched with African Literature.

Ms. Ekeocha donated the books with an intention of inspiring the scholars to study and research more as they find lasting solutions to African problems while upholding Godly and African values.

Scholars pose for a photo after the meet and Greet

Honours College Meet and Greet

Between sharing of ideas and exchanging of views, the various cabinet members were briefed about the various expectations that come alongside carrying the positions. Mr. Joshua Ngero, shared his experience about the college and how he had a different perception of college not until his mentor, Mr. Emmanuel Isabirye …

Scholars doing a drill sessions

Physical Fitness amidst Covid-19

COVID-19 has forced the closure of gyms, stadiums, pools, dancing and fitness studios, physiotherapy centers, parks, and playgrounds around the world. As a result, many people are unable to engage in regular personal or group sporting or physical activities outside of their homes.

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