KCU NEWSLETTER

The Bridge, Let's Connect

Friday, 9th June, 2023

ISSUE 6, Volume 1

Message from the editorial team

Dear KCU community,

Greetings from the University Newsletter Editorial Team! As holidays are upon us, we wanted to take a moment to reach out and share some updates and exciting news from our side.
First and foremost, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation for your support and engagement throughout the recently concluded semester. We have been privileged to cover a wide range of events, achievements, and stories that reflect the vibrancy and diversity of our University community. Your contributions, whether through submitting articles, sharing your experiences, or simply reading and sharing our newsletters, have been invaluable.

As the editorial team, We promise continuous brainstorming of fresh ideas, refining our content strategies, and exploring new ways to enhance your reading experience. Our goal is to bring you even more informative, inspiring, and entertaining content in the next academic year. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we would love to hear your feedback. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or specific topics you’d like us to cover, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. Your input is crucial in helping us shape the newsletter to better serve our community. Lastly, we want to wish you a restful and enjoyable holiday. We hope you find joy and relaxation during this break. We hope you recharge, and return with renewed energy and enthusiasm for the exciting times ahead.
Thank you once again for your incredible support and readership. we look forward to bringing you more engaging content in the next semester.

Warmest regards,
King Ceasor University Newsletter “the bridge,lets connect” Editorial Team

KCU representatives participate in a one-week intensive modular training on cybersecurity organized by the Africa Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in collaboration with Islamic University in Uganda.

Cybersecurity

The event kicked off with opening remarks from Islamic University in Uganda as the host institution by Dr. Jamil Serwanga vice Rector Academic Affairs and remarks from the trainer’s delegation Professor Aderounmu Sola (Deputy Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University). He wished participants in the training fruitful deliberations.

 Participants included staff from King Ceasor University namely Rogers Byamukama (University Systems Administrator), Raymond Ayebazibwe (University Systems Administrator), Julius Nshyimiyimana and Jasson Ndayambaje (lecturers from the forensic department ).  They were taken through various modules and laboratories in cybersecurity like foundations of information security, virtual machines/tools, computer networks security, monitoring, threat hunting, incident response, patch management, vulnerability scanning, artificial intelligence in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, risk assessment , risk management , penetration testing and security of cyber-physical systems and applications.

It was emphasized that in an increasingly interconnected world, cybersecurity has become a global concern, transcending geographical boundaries. Recognizing the importance of working together to address cybersecurity challenges,  the Islamic University in Uganda and King Ceasor University have embarked on an effort to strengthen their cybersecurity practices and foster knowledge exchange through  knowledge exchange as both Universities understand the criticality of cybersecurity in protecting their systems, data, and stakeholders and can leverage their expertise and resources to enhance their cybersecurity posture and create a safer digital environment for their respective communities.

Cybersecurity training came  with several benefits like knowledge exchange in identifying innovative approaches and strategies to tackle emerging cyber threats effectively.

It also provided an opportunity for the computing team to be  updated on the latest trends,exploration of new technologies  and advancements in the field that prompted discussions on future collaborations on joint research and development initiatives in cybersecurity in key areas like threat intelligence,  incident detection and response capabilities and  strategies.

Universities were urged to work together to  improve their incident detection and response capabilities by teaching the process of  development of cybersecurity policies, standards, and guidelines by leveraging their collective expertise, actively engaging with policymakers, regulatory bodies, and industry stakeholders to influence cybersecurity regulations and promote a secure digital environment. It was emphasized that collaboration further ensures that cybersecurity practices align with international standards and regional requirements.

By prioritizing cybersecurity, King Ceasar University demonstrates its commitment to protecting the privacy and security of its stakeholders as a robust cybersecurity posture not only safeguards sensitive information but also helps to maintain the University’s reputation as a trusted educational institution. As technology continues to advance, King Ceasar University will adapt and strengthen its cybersecurity practices to meet the evolving challenges of the digital landscape.

KCU Law Lecturer, Counsel Mugabi Ivan contributing to the Global Knowledge of urban Law.

Law

From the 18th to 22nd of May 2023, counsel Ivan Mugabi, a lecturer in the school of Law  had the privilege of participating in the Urban Law conference organized by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra. This conference, held under the auspices of the Urban Law Center group, provided an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to delve into the complexities of urban law and its implications for various regions. As one of the two Ugandan participants, he presented his  research on the geospatial disparities between rural and urban universities in Uganda. He expressed his gratitude to Professor Nestor of Fordham School of Law and his organizing committee for awarding him a travel grant, which enabled his  participation in the esteemed conference.

His  presentation at the Urban Law conference was to shed light on the comparable and contrastable geospatial disparities that exist between rural and urban Universities in Uganda. His research embarked to highlight the challenges faced by Universities located in rural areas, particularly in terms of infrastructure, resources, and access to opportunities. By analyzing the discrepancies between rural and urban educational institutions, he aimed to emphasize the need for equitable development and support for universities in all regions of the country.

One of the key findings of his research was the stark difference in infrastructure between rural and urban universities. While urban universities benefit from better facilities and modern infrastructure, rural universities struggle with limited resources and outdated facilities. This imbalance poses a significant challenge to students and faculty in rural areas, hindering their academic progress and research endeavors.

Furthermore, his research shed light on the disparity in access to opportunities and resources between rural and urban universities. Urban universities often enjoy greater access to funding, partnerships with industries, and research opportunities. On the other hand, rural universities face significant hurdles in accessing these resources, leading to a disparity in the quality and depth of education they can offer to students. This imbalance not only affects the educational experience of rural students but also perpetuates socioeconomic inequalities within the country.

In Conclusion: Participating in the Urban Law conference and presenting his research on geospatial disparities between rural and urban Ugandan universities was an enriching experience. The conference gave him an opportunity to engage with scholars and practitioners from different countries, exchange ideas, and learn from their experiences and he hopes that his research contributes to the ongoing dialogue on equitable development in the field of higher education and prompts policymakers and stakeholders to prioritize the needs of rural universities.

From Theory to Practice: Bridging the Gap Between Classroom and Real-World Applications; by the School of Allied Health Sciences.

The school of allied health is committed to ensuring that students appreciate the academic programs taught within the school, it is on that basis that Allied health faculty headed by the Dean Dr.Lisa Nkatha Micheni and Mr. Lonny Titus engaged the school in  exploring real-world applications with Field Visits to Bugolobi Water and Sewerage Authority, GABA Water Treatment Plant, Nakawa Plastics and Recycling Center, and Soweto Slums in Uganda. These visits provided a unique platform for students enrolled in the Allied health programs, specifically those pursuing a Diploma in clinical medicine and community health (2.1, 2.2, and 3.1), to witness first hand the practical application of classroom theory.

Our journey began on May 8th to Bugolobi National Water and Sewerage Authority, where we delved into the intricacies of sewage manipulation. The same day, we explored the Gaba Water Treatment Plant, gaining valuable insights into the comprehensive process of water collection, treatment, filtration, and distribution to the community.

Continuing our exploration on May 9th, we conducted a community visit in Soweto slums, engaging with residents and observing their unique methods of utensil cleaning, drying, family planning, and waste disposal. This immersive experience shed light on the challenges and innovative practices employed by the community.

Our study concluded on May 10th with a visit to Nakawa Plastics Recycling Center, where we delved into the collection and recycling of different plastic materials. This enlightening experience emphasized the importance of environmental preservation and recycling for both ecological sustainability and business purposes.

The field study was a testament to the interdisciplinary nature of allied health sciences environmental studies, which encompasses the development of skills and knowledge necessary for fostering human health in a healthy natural environment and creating a more sustainable world. By integrating natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the program equips students to comprehend and address the intricate challenges presented by environmental issues.

We express our sincere gratitude to the Almighty God for granting us good health and enabling the successful completion of this enriching field study. Furthermore, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the management of King Ceasor University for their unwavering support, and excellent organization throughout the entire journey.

By: Maniragaba Deus & Abeneitwe Brainy

Community Based Education Research Management Service (COBERMS); Student’s Perspective, a tale of Kayunga referral hospital in Kayunga district.

On the morning of Monday, May 15th, 2022, I left my room at an astonishing speed, even before the hens had awakened. I was rushing to catch up with a van heading to Kayunga district referral hospital  for COBERMS. My pace was as fast as a deer, and only a bolt of lightning could have competed with my swiftness.

My eagerness to explore the village I had heard so much about couldn’t be contained until we reached Kayunga. It felt like embarking on a journey to a new universe, one that my friends from outside Uganda might have only seen in Marvel movies. The van ride to Kayunga was not only adventurous but also enjoyable. We marveled at the lush green fields and tall trees seemingly racing to keep up with the van. Although no children were present to question why the trees were following us, it added to the whimsical atmosphere.

Having never been to Kayunga before, I indulged my Fantasy prone personality and anticipated glimpses of small grass-thatched houses nestled amidst towering mangrove trees, with children playing among them like monkeys.

To my surprise, upon arriving in Kayunga after a steady three-hour journey, I was astounded, horrified, and dumbfounded to see vehicles, banks, and guest houses instead of huts and monkeys. Initially, I wondered if I was in a deep slumber, but how could that be when I was sipping on a soda?

Although our primary purpose was attending COBERMS and not sightseeing, we had the opportunity to visit neighboring villages. The people of Kayunga were as calm and cooperative as kittens, despite some students winning medals for buffalo-tying competitions in Luganda. They were delighted to see doctors like us, donning pristine clinical coats as white as snow.

In our respective groups, we visited homes in different villages, engaged in community work such as cleaning wells locally known as shadufs, constructing utensil racks, and delivering health talks on various topics and concerns at schools and within communities.

Moreover, the most exciting part was the ample time we had with our classmates and coursemates. During the evenings, we had fun playing soccer, video games, jazz music, watching movies, cracking jokes, and listening to music together. COBERMS provided an opportunity for individuals who had never interacted before to become friends.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kayunga until Thursday, June 1st, 2023, when we departed from the district after completing our observation reports. The experience will always hold a special place in my memory, and I will cherish it dearly.

Prepared by, Kabuye Derrick Stones MbchB 1.2

A Comprehensive Guide to Accessing Your King Ceasor University Email via Gmail in Google Workspace

Dear KCU Community,

At King Ceasor University, we strive to empower our staff and students with cutting-edge technology that enhances collaboration, productivity, and seamless communication. With great excitement, we announce that we have embraced the full potential of Google Workspace as our official communication platform. This powerful suite of tools, including the renowned Gmail application, has revolutionized how we connect and exchange information within our university community.

As part of this transition, all staff and students now have access to Google Workspace accounts, providing a unified platform for email, document collaboration, calendaring, and more. While we celebrate the many advantages Google Workspace brings, we understand that some staff members may have faced challenges accessing their King Ceasor University email accounts through Gmail. We want to ensure that everyone can fully enjoy the benefits of this robust system and we have developed a step-by-step guide to effortlessly help you access your email using Gmail.

To address any concerns and to provide you with a smooth email experience, we have prepared the following instructions:

Step 1: Open your preferred web browser

Start by opening your preferred web browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari, on your computer or mobile device.

Step 2: Visit the Gmail login page

In the address bar of your browser, type in the following URL: https://accounts.google.com/ . This will direct you to the official Gmail login page.

Step 3: Enter your King Ceasor University email address

On the Gmail login page, enter your complete King Ceasor University email address in the provided field. For example, if your email address is [email protected], enter “[email protected]” without the quotation marks.

Step 4: Click on “Next”

After entering your email address, click on the “Next” button to proceed.

Step 5: Enter your King Ceasor University account password

You will be redirected to the King Ceasor University login page. Enter your King Ceasor University account password in the password field.

Step 6: Click on “Sign In”

Once you have entered your password, click on the “Sign In” button to authenticate your information.

Step 7: Access your King Ceasor University email

Congratulations! You have successfully logged in to your King Ceasor University email account via Gmail. You will now be directed to your email inbox, where you can access all your emails, compose new messages, and manage your mailbox settings.

Additional Tips for a Seamless Experience:
  1. Protect your account: Safeguard the security of your Google Workspace account by keeping your password confidential. Avoid sharing your password with anyone, including colleagues or friends.
  2. Forgot your password? If you forget your password, don’t worry. Click on the “Forgot Password” link on the login page, and follow the instructions provided to recover or change your password securely.
  3. Enhance your account security: We strongly recommend enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Google Workspace account. This additional layer of protection requires a verification code, in addition to your password, during the login process. To set up 2FA, please refer to this comprehensive guide on how to Turn on 2-Step Verification – Google Account Help .
  4. Need assistance? For any technical issues or further assistance, our dedicated IT support team is readily available to help you. Please reach out to them at  [email protected], or come to ICT Office Room B2.5 and they will be more than happy to assist you with any login or email-related concerns.

We hope that this comprehensive guide has provided you with a clear understanding of the process involved in accessing your King Ceasor University email via Gmail in Google Workspace. By following these steps, you will be able to stay connected, receive important communications, and effectively manage your email correspondence.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation in ensuring a smooth email experience for everyone at King Ceasor University. Should you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

Best regards, Rogers Byamukama, System Administrator

Make a Plan to Guide You

Make Yourself Successful in Your Studies

Many times, we keep without any study plan, so it is no wonder that we end up being frustrated and disappointed at the end of each term. We then ask ourselves, “why did I fail or why am I always the one failing?” 

If you ever find yourself in such a situation. Start to think on how to make yourself a study plan   to guide you. No one has ever made himself a plan to fail or become stupid. These things just come, when you do not have a plan. To understand this more clearly, just imagine you are a driver who wants to take a long journey and you want your journey to remain enjoyable and successful. In this situation, you have to make a plan before you start off.  Planning before you start your journey is a way to keep your journey enjoyable because it will lessen the risk of things that may go wrong on the journey. It’s the same to you as a student – planning for your studies before the beginning of your term will make studying more enjoyable to you and will lessen the risk of things that would have gone during your term or semester. This is why I repeat this to you students; you must make a plan to guide you before the beginning of each term or semester.