Sport
UCU reinstates Peace Proscovia's scholarship
Publish Date: Jan 27, 2014
UCU reinstates Peace Proscovia's scholarship
Proscovia is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at the university.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Shafik Ssenoga

PEACE Proscovia will continue her academic career at the Mukono-based Uganda Christian University (UCU).

Proscovia, who is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration, got a lifeline after the UCU administration re-instated her scholarship on Saturday, one day after a reverse decision.

The move saved her from the hassle of looking for sh7m to complete the programme. The national netball team captain had been struck off the scholarship list for taking a trip the UCU authorities said did not directly benefit the institution.

“I am glad to hear the news that scholarship is still on,” the player said.

UCU’s change of heart followed a New Vision story on Friday highlighting her plight.

In the story, the She Cranes shooter said, “I was shocked to learn that I am not longer on the scholarship list because I went to Singapore in the name of the nation and not the university.”

The shooter led the She Cranes to the Six Nations Cup triumph at the expense of ranked teams in Singapore.

The success earned Uganda a world ranking for the first time. Uganda is now ranked 14th and is one of few countries in Africa with a global rating.

Talking to New Vision, UCU’s director of student affairs Rev. Milton Tweheyo dismissed as untrue information that Proscovia’s scholarship had been cancelled. 

“It was a communication error between Proscovia and one member of our sports department,” Rev. Tweheyo stated.

He added, “We cannot do that to our students.” 

The official said Proscovia had established herself as one of the best athletes in the country. Rev. Tweheyo added that the university was well aware of her trip to Singapore.

Proscovia’s display earned her the Nile Special/Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) netball award for the year 2013.

She also got the basketball crown after leading UCU to the national league women’s title the same season.

Proscovia is on course for a hat-trick of success after she was nominated for the Nile Special/USPA Personality Award for the year 2013.

She will take on national rally champion Jas Mangat and world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich at the crowning ceremony set for April.

After her exploits in Singapore, Proscovia featured for UCU in netball, handball, basketball and shot put events at the Inter University Games.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Byekwaso for Mr. Natural Universe
Uganda’s best Ivan Byekwaso is confident and ready to prove to the world that there is talent in Uganda as he prepares for his first appearance at Mr. Natural Universe Bodybuilding Competition starting September 5 in Texas, US....
Adipo named Vice Chairman Referees Commitee
Former FIFA referee Catherine Adipo isthe new vice chairman of the FUFA Referees standing committee (FRSC). Adipo replaces George Kabwemukya...
Stars to watch out for at Pearl of Africa Rally
These are the drivers who stand out from the crowd in this weekend’s V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally. They not only have some of the best machines, but their skills at the wheel also stand out....
Uganda’s candle burns out
Any hopes of Uganda’s getting more than one medal at the IAAF World Championships were blown away on Thursday after the remaining man standing Ronald Musagala failed to advance to the semifinal of the men’s 1500m....
SC Villa joining the Cancer Run
As the D-Day for the fourth edition of the Rotary Cancer Run edges closer, one of Uganda’s most successful clubs, SC Villa, have registered to take part in the Centenary Bank and Pepsi-sponsored-Run whose purpose is to raise funds to put up a blood bank facility at Mengo....
Egypt withdraw from All-Africa Games
Egypt have withdrawn from the 2015 All-Africa Games tournament in Congo Brazzaville during September, the African Football Confederation (CAF) confirmed Thursday....
Do you support KCCA'S move to ban campaign posters from the city?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter