IUIU student wins Uganda Human Rights Commission essay competition

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A third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) is among the winners of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) Essay Competition.

The student, Racheal Lapolo who is also the State Minister of Campus Affairs in the Islamic University Students’ Union (IUSU) Government scooped the fourth position in the females’ category of the competition.

The competition involved writing an essay about human rights during the lockdown, the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on human rights reflecting on a University where one is learning, family and community and how to build back better.

“The interruption of physical learning, way forward being online education that should be inclusive for all persons especially those with disabilities like auditory, visual impairments and those without limbs,”

“Building regional cancer treatment centres to cater for the disruption in Providence of the basic need to health services by the state. Learn to save and invest in several adventures to deal with the economic disruption amongst families,” Racheal says.

She says a Laptop was a grand prize for the overall winner but she is not the overall winner.

“Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to travel to pick mine yet, so I don’t know what is in store for me, but apart from that, all winners get the privilege to have three months fully paid internship,” Racheal Lapolo says.

The essay competition was for every student studying at any University in Uganda.

Congratulations Honorable State Minister for representing the Islamic University in Uganda well.

Story courtesy of Bright Malenga, 33rd Minister of Information,  Islamic University Students Union (IUSU) Government.

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