Oscar Okema, the ICT Cabinet Minister at Gulu University says they are optimistic to become self-employed through cheaply producing and selling films using smartphones since they are affordable and readily available.
Agnes Acayo, commonly known as the Auzu, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a resident of Dwol Cell, Laliya Ward, Pece –Laroo Division in Gulu City was hacked to death on Friday morning by her boyfriend -Alfred Ocan aged 50 after they picked a quarrel over money.
James Ojok Onono, the Deputy Spokesperson Gulu University told URN in an interview that the University is seeking to authenticate its ownership of the 70-acre piece of land on which its buildings stand.
The policy was formulated in partnership with Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate with financial support from UN Women, under the Safer Universities Project launched in 2019 in response to the call under the European Union and United Nation spotlight initiative on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls.
On Tuesday, Gulu University Faculty of Medicine conducted a covid-19 vaccination exercise for all the staff of the faculty and medical students. However due to the shortage, only 100 who include students and staff were vaccinated.
The fruit and sewage projects worth Shillings 196 million and Shillings 946million respectively are being funded by the government through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Programme under the National Research and Innovation Programme (NRIP) for a three year period effective the financial year 2021/2022.
According to Dr. Okello, following the acquisition of a juice processing truck from Makerere University through a strategic partnership with the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and Makerere University's school of food technology, they managed to buy 40 tons of mangoes at Shillings 500 per Kilogram.
James Ojok Onono, the Gulu University Deputy Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the Senate resolved to postpone the scientific graduation ceremony in a meeting held on Wednesday afternoon after deeper deliberations where they found that they couldn’t guarantee the safety of the participants.
Carlos Ojok, the GUASA General Secretary told URN that they cannot offer their services to students yet their demands are not being fulfilled. He disclosed that the teaching staff will report at their duty station but will not enter lecture rooms, adding that the strike will last until their demand is addressed.
But like for all universities across the country, the process was conducted during a lockdown which affected the participation of a number of students who otherwise qualify to join higher institutions of learning
PAC on Wednesday learned that 62 staff have been recruited by Gulu University during the current Covid-19 lockdown even when the university is closed. Out of the 62 recruited people, 33 are academic staff while 29 are non-teaching staff.
According to the Auditor General’s report for financial year 2018/2019, the summarized student receipts on Academic Information Management System (AIMS) indicated that total receipts of Shillings 7.78 billion but management disclosed receipts from educational services of Shillings 12.08 in the statement of financial performance reflecting unexplained variance in revenues collected of 4.29 billion.
Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC)- Central Government has directed Auditor General John Muwanga to carry out a forensic audit on the financial accounts of Gulu University for financial year 2017/2018 citing misappropriation of funds.
The university needs 35 billion shillings to construct the Faculty of Business, 18 billion for construction of a Teaching Hospital, 14 billion for constructing the Senate Building and 16 billion for constructing the Administration Block.
The staff under their umbrella body Gulu University Academic Staff Association [GUASA] and Gulu University Senior Administrative Staff Association [GUSASA] and National Union of Educational Institution [NUEI] went on strike on August 1st.