EDUCATION: Victoria University has Friday February 19 2021 passed out 47 graduates as the University held its 5th Graduation Ceremony in a space of 10 years.
In an enthralling event held at Speke Resort Munyonyo, the University saw the 47 students from the faculties of Health Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management and Science & Technology awarded at various study levels.
Juliet Nakasinde of the Faculty of business and management emerged to be the best student with a CGPA of 4.70, while Nigisti Habtemariam Kidane with a CGPA of 4.69 and James Kasozi Musinguzi from the faculty of Humanities and Social Management had a CPGA of 4.24 were awarded with prizes for being among the best-performing students.
Two students John Chol Akuien and Robert Ssewava who are the pioneers of master’s degree program also graduated with master of business administration.
The ceremony was held under the theme ‘Educating with a purpose”.
Speaking at the colourful event, The University Chancellor Prof Dr Opuda Asibo John, noted that Victoria University is a modern university of experiential learning with cultivated benefits of Ruparelia Group of companies and enterprises an experience says makes it very unique.
“When you are inside Victoria University, you are in a very comfortable environment and you are sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city. Where else in Uganda do you study in the university and experiences the maximum of humanity in the city on society expect Victoria University?” Prof Asubo said.
He cautioned graduates that there are several opportunities for skilled and creative people but asked them to be attractive to the employers and workmates.
“Don’t think you are the only one who knows yet you must endeavour to standout through being competitive. Standout as a unique individual but doesn’t pretend to know all,” the professor said.
Dr Sudhir Ruparelia the University Proprietor said that his team is committed to play a leading role in bringing and developing high–quality, student–centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative and difficult to match.
Meanwhile the registration for February-March intake is going on at the University head offices at Victoria Tower along Jinja road.
Victoria University was opened in August 2010 with the aim of revitalizing higher education in Uganda and in the region.