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"I was inspired by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson of Fox News" - Nkwenkam Momekam Tite, President KIU Mass Communication Students Association.


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus - The President of the KIU Mass Communication Students Association, an umbrella body that Unites all Mass communication students at Uganda's leading private university, has disclosed that he was inspired to study journalism by the exceptional Fox News duo, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.

Both Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are American political journalists and commentators hosting different shows on Fox News. Hannity hosts a prime news talk show named "Hannity" while Carlson Tucker hosts the late night show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight" which is the most watched cable news show in the United States of America according to rankings released in January 2021.

Tite, currently in the third year, hopes the Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication will enable him to become a proficient journalist like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. He loves the way they relay information to the world.

"I was mainly inspired by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carl's on of Fox News. The thing that inspires me most is the passion to participate in the relayance of information to the world. I love being investigative, inquisitive and since journalism is about that, I definitely pursued mass communication," Tite disclosed.

He added that his dream needed a better University to be actualised and that when he looked around, he couldn't find a better University with a holistic learning environment than Kampala International University. In August 2018, Tite joined KIU to pursue a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree after spending only three months in Uganda.

"I was inspired by the holistic education KIU offers and hearing about it being the best Private University in Uganda definitely enticed me to join it," Tite said.

Since joining KIU in 2018, Tite has been involved in several activities in a bid to keep his dream alive. Most notably he subscribed to the Mass Communication Students Association and because of his burning passion for journalism, he stood for presidency of the association in 2020 - a race he won unopposed. His main goal was to create a better study environment for journalism students.

"As president of Mass Communication Students Association, my main goal is to create a better studying condition for the students of Mass Communication Students. Before the lockdown we had tabled before the administration a petition for the restoration of the newsroom so that we could install our broadcasting equipment but unfortunately a surge in COVID-19 saw us return into a lockdown," Tite explained.

Tite successfully secured a job as an Audio Engineer at RX Radio UG during the lockdown. This is where he spends his time nowadays as he looks forward to a new semester which will inevitably be his last. He encourages fellow students to use the time off campus to learn a skill, or if possible, to perfect their skills.