The School of Languages, Literature and Communication emerged best in the 2014 CHUSS Annual Quiz Competition held on Friday, 31st October in the University Main Hall. The School was represented by Rugambwa Ivan and Tushabe Edgar from the Department of Journalism and Communication as well as Nabwiire Connie and Kangye David from Arts.
The School of Liberal and Performing Arts emerged second; Social Sciences came third whereas the Schools of Women and Gender Studies and the School Psychology were in fourth position. Each School was represented by four participants.
The day’s judges were Dr Julius Kikooma, Head of the Department of Educational, Organizational and Social Psychology, Dr Christine Mpyangu, Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies and Dr Eria Olowo Onyango, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
They examined students on issues related to health, national development, religion, climate change, food security and Performing Arts among others. Mubangizi Benedict from the School of Social Sciences turned out the day’s favourite participant when he was tasked to sing the last stanza of the Uganda Anthem that is usually a challenge to most Ugandans, and he performed perfectly.
Addressing the audience, Prof. Henry Arinaitwe who represented the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs said quiz competitions provide an excellent opportunity to enhance the mental skills of students and play a pivotal role in the development of their all-round personality. He urged students to take keen interest in the activity as a way of improving their intellectual capacity.
In a speech read by the Dean School of Psychology, Prof. Peter Baguma, the Principal of CHUSS, Prof Edward K. Kirumira, pledged continued support for the activity, noting that it provides an opportunity to the students to broaden their intellectual skills.
The event was crowned with an award giving ceremony. The winning team received a cash prize, plaque and certificates of excellence. The second team was given a plaque and certificates of participation. All representatives of the last three teams got certificates of participation.
See pictorial of the proceedings below