The Nkumba University vice chancellor, professor Jude Lubega on Tuesday afternoon presided over the launch of the University’s official news website, news.nkumbauniversity.ac.ug at the University’s computer library.
Said to be a craft of young aspiring Journalists, avid in learning with a thrust pounding urge to break through the media industry, the Journalism and Public relations students under the leadership of Godwin Walakira combined efforts with the University’s IT experts, Mr. Hakim Mulinde and Mr. Allan Ntambi to hit the ground rolling for the University’s first ever, news website.
The Website is set to provide an independent self driven PR platform for the University with emphasis on relaying local, National, regional and international news to it’s populace in particular and the world over.
Mr. Allan Ntambi, the incharge, marketing department thanked Godwin Walakira and his team for their persistence and promised continued support.
Speaking at the lauch, the dean of School of Social Sciences, Dr. Ann Abaho Commended the team behind the delivery of the news website,
” I take the pleasure to join others in congratulating the team for having put all these together, we are proud of you. To the writers, this is a great platform for you to sprout, use it to sale yourselves,” she said in gratitude.
“I am happy that we have reached this Mile stone, we would like to see how best this team can work with media lab for even bigger and better projects,” she added.
Dr.Abaho further advised writers to give life to stories, “get into the academia, write about things that interest readers, talk of the most lousy student, the smartest lecturer, the most strict security guard. Bring out stories of people who are less privileged or deprived in the community, this will not only create interest but also in many ways breath life into your stories,” she advised.
Professor Jude Lubega noted that “Nkumba University would like to move into this direction because the dean of School of Social Sciences has equipped the journalism students to practice what we are seeing now, I want to thank the Dean and her team for nurturing this young and enthusiastic team“.
He further said that, “I have always wanted this and when the team came to me, I was more than willing to support them”.
The website emanated from demands by Journalism and Public Relations students for a more hands on opportunity to publish there literal work.
Godwin Walakira, Eliot Ojambo, Rebecca Nantale and Patricia Namwanje are journalists attached to Gatewaynewsug.com with Nashonji Simon Peter as a sub-editor at the same news website, this has given the University’s news website profound strength for a robust ignition.
The Nkumba University News website will be open to contributors from all schools within the University and beyond.