Saturday, September 29, 2018

ARU's different approach to learning

Nansimbi Marygoret recycling bottle 

Third year students making gardens out of plastic bottles 

Much as most Universities in Africa depend on theoretical approach to learning. African Rural University considers practicals are key to our learning whereby the curriculum is designed to cater for 60% theory and 40% practicals.
During the third year, students learn Appropriate technologies as a course unit which is basically practicals in preparation for field work.

ARU Radio program on KKC radio

At least a team of three students of ARU every Saturday participates on  information sharing and sensitization of the communities within Bunyoro region. They sharing on Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio (KKCR) is on different topics however this semester the major emphasis is on Girl Child Education and women empowerment this semester.
For the last three weeks they looked importance of girl child Education, Causes of high rate of dropout from school and in the next consecutive weeks, they will be sharing the experience on how to overcome challenges that affect girl child.
Mugisha  Kobusinge in light blue dress  (1st year student) sharing how she raised money to meet her personal needs.

Mrs Anyinge Christine Ojok during the radio programe
ARU students sharing their experience on how they overcame lack of financial support.

New Guild Office handed over

Today 29/09/2018, the current Guild president and her cabinet officially received the office which was requested by the Guild president during the handing over and swearing in ceremony in May this year . The key to the office which was pledged by the Vice Chancellor (Dr. Mwalimu Musheshe)  was officially handed over to the Guild President by the University Admin Assistant.
During the event, Mr. Serevano Birungi confessed that this is the most focused Guild cabinet out of the three he has worked with since he joined African Rural University. He also appreciated the work being done by the ministers in different fort-folios and encouraged them to keep with the spirit and produce more positive results.
Admin Assistant talking to the Guild cabinet before handing over the office 

The Guild President giving speaking during the handover

During the event the Guild President appreciated the Administration of the University for their constant support both Financially and physically to her office which has enabled them to achieve 40% of what they pledge to do during their regime. she added that she and her cabinet will use the office provided effectively and efficiently to ensure welfare of students are catered for. 

The Guild President (Mrs Anyinge Christine Ojok) receiving the key to the Guild office from Admin Assistant (Mr. Birungi Serevano)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Information sharing is key

African Rural University's Guild cabinet to share what they learnt from the 10th Guild conference with the rest of URDT family. The sharing by five guild leaders is taking place today 25th/09/2018 at the center for reflection from 07:45am-.09:00pm.
The five students to facilitate the sessions include; Anyinge  Christine Ojok (GP) Atugonza phiona (GP), Atuhaire Juliet (FM), Asiimire Olivia (IM) and Katushabe Gorret (FAM).
Foreign affairs minister (Katushabe Gorret) sharing on Life at campus
Guild President (Anyinge Christine Ojok) sharing during FC
Information Minister (Asiimire Olivia) sharing information on security.
Atugonza Phiona (Guild Speaker) sharing in FC

Finance Minister (Atuhaire Juliet) showing the audience how to use chemical powder to extinguish fire

Friday, September 21, 2018

Learning outside class

11 third year's  students attended a joint conference with over 200 speakers from the town councils and municipalities within the western region for two days (20th-21st/09/2018).The conference which was organized and hosted by the speaker of Kagadi town council in URDT multi-purpose hall had  theme " Together with one voice will lead us to greater heights in leadership.

The students attended this two day's sessions to learn the practical and have sharing with the speakers of the different Municipalities and town councils under the two course units of Local governance and Good governance and Public policy management and Analysis under the instructions of the two lecturers Mr. Lwanga Anthony Claret and Mr. Ndagijje Varerious who teaches the two course units respectively.

During the introduction, the speaker of Kabarole Municipality appreciated the Guild leaders of ARU for the attendance as this will help them to learn more about the leadership of this country and urged them not to take their leadership roles lightly since its from this leadership background that they will build on to be the next leaders of this country.

Inter-color competition on Thursday 26th

In preparation for the inter-universities games and sports,  Education games and sports minister (Miss Apok Jenifer) in collaboration with the foreign affairs minister (Miss Katushabe Gorret), have organised inter-color competitions on Thursday 27th/09/2018. The students who are categorized in the three university colors that is to say Green, Blue and Red shall play against each other in the two sports (Netball and Volleyball) and one game (Brain chess).

The winning color for each category shall walk away with a cake worth 10,000/=. The University secretary (Akello Jacqueline) is expected to be the guest of honor and hand over the awards to the winning teams.
On Thursday afternoon and evening, African Rural University students participated in inter-colour competitions and these were Red, Blue and Green.
In the results part of it ,Red was the winning team for both Netball and Volleyball, then Green won in Chess.

New Technologies in the ARU guild farm

2 ARU students leaders (Augonza Phiona, the guild speaker and Anyinge Christine Ojok , The Guild President) on Wednesday 19th/09/2018 trained the rest of the students in new technologies in Agriculture. Atugonza and Anyinge who  have a background in Agriculture from Baraka Agricultural college (Kenya) and Bukalasa Agricultural college (wobulenzi) respectively trained and demonstrated technologies which are aimed at improving family household income and nutrition.

 During the half a day session they students learnt and demonstrated how to make sack mount garden, liquid manure, Organic pesticides and plant tea.

The V.GP (in a red kitenge) with other student practically making a garden out of sack (Mount sack garden)

Students  digging compost pit during the training sessions 

Phiona (Guild speaker) in a sky blue vest explaining the different nutrients got from plant tea

The GP and year two class representative putting cow dung in the sack for making liquid manure

Phiona and Christine also went a head to explain the old technologies in the Guild farm. the old technologies include; Mandala garden, Raised seed box, vermiculture, compost manure and organic compost manure using the heap methods.
Old raised seed box which was demonstrated last semester
Old Mandala garden currently planted with cabbages, Spinach and spring onions in the Fam

ARU's different approach to learning

Nansimbi Marygoret recycling bottle  Third year students making gardens out of plastic bottles  Much as most Universities in Afr...