The Uganda Pentecostal University emerged runners-up at the just concluded 10th Inter-University Human Rights Competition that was held at Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Mpigi district from 9th to 11th March 2017.

The event themed “Our Rights –Our Freedom Raising the Bar” saw Makerere University crowned winners of the three day competition that was graced different institutions from around the country. Other universities that took part in the competition included Uganda Christian University, Uganda Martyrs University, Islamic University in Uganda, Muteesa 1 Royal University and Mountains of the Moon University.

 The Uganda Pentecostal University was represented by Samuel Openny, Yonirwoth Consolate, Okidi Eric, Ruva Mark, Opio Ronald, Kule John, Kiiza Oscar, Habu Eric and Twesigye Bashil.

At the competition, The Uganda Pentecostal University had the best research paper. Uganda Technical College, Mbale on the other hand was disqualified for presenting a wrong topic different from what was allocated to them.

Makerere University scored a total of 85.4 points, The Uganda Pentecostal University scored 77.6 points, Uganda Christian University scored 76.4 points and the hosts Uganda Martyrs University scored 76 points.


The Inter- University Human Rights Competition is an annual event that draws both universities and tertiary institutions from around the country and seeks to enhance the knowledge, respect and observance of human rights and promotes exchange of information and best practices through training, education, research, legislative advocacy and strategic partnerships in Uganda.