The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has granted Uganda’s leading education hub – Victoria University full permission to conduct online examinations and also continue implementing its Emergency Open Distance and e-Learning system (VClass).
NCHE was responding to VU’s application for renewal of permissions to implement emergency open, distance, and e-learning (OdeL) and its request for full permission to conduct online examinations in its letter dated July 16, 2021.
In its response on September 10 addressing the vice-chancellor, NCHE granted Victoria University a one-year permission to continue operating its virtual programs and hold online semester exams saying its state-of-the-art and world-class digital learning planning have enabled their students to thrive and carry on with education not only in Uganda but across the globe.
“I am pleased to inform you that after due consideration, the National Council for Higher Education has granted you permission to continue implementing the Emergency Open Distance and e-Learning system and to also conduct online examinations for only programmes accredited by the National Council for Higher Education for Twelve (12) months,” Rev Canon Alex Kagume, the NCHE Deputy Executive Director said in the letter.
Rev Kagume added: “As you will note from the attached summary report, some areas of improvement have been identified. We urge you to progressively address them.
I wish to remind you of the provisions under sections 2n (i-iv) and 3(c) of the ODeL guidelines which Victoria University should adhere to.”
Dr. Muganga Speaks out
Speaking to the media recently, the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga said, “Victoria University’s dedication to cutting-edge research, technology, and collaboration with leading professionals enables our Health Science Faculty to provide one of the finest learning and teaching environments in the nation.”
“Victoria University carries state-of-the-art Health Science Laboratories designed to transform health science education in Uganda with some of the most comprehensive health science education facilities in the country,” he added.
Muganga also urged the Government to improvise and support technology-enabled education in universities to avoid uncertainty because if education is not made pandemic-proof, the country is bound to continue suffering.
“The pandemic has made us think like we are supposed to think in the 21st Century. We rolled out the V-Class, a state-of-the-art learning management system to cater for students not only in Uganda but across Africa to ensure continuity of learning,” he said.
Why become a student at Victoria University?
In times like these, it is important to join a university that guarantees uninterrupted learning as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the education sector to help you in the journey of achieving your dream career. And this is why Victoria University remains the only higher institution in Uganda that has continued operations despite the Covid-19 lockdowns that have left the education sector in shambles.
With its highly innovative and critical thinkers in management, Victoria university devised several means of ensuring continuity in learning, and they have since excelled hence becoming a premier training site for tomorrow’s professionals.
The University has also devised several means of ensuring continuity in learning after rolling out the VClass, a state-of-the-art learning management system that caters for students not only in Uganda but across the globe. The VClass adopted by VU includes the following;
1. Online classes
2. Online examinations
3. Online tuition payments
Victoria University does not only provide such uninterrupted online learning but also provides free educational data to its students but this is not all, the university also offers scholarships and bursaries for financially constrained students to enable them to achieve their dreams especially during this pandemic.
The University is also a cosmopolitan university, accredited by the National Council for Higher Education with a wide range of nationalities.
To apply for the ongoing September 2021 Intake, visit Victoria University’s newly revamped website at www.vu.ac.ug or visit the admissions office at Victoria Towers in Kampala.
You can also contact the admissions team on Email: [email protected] or Tel: +256 759 996 130 or +256 700 300 088 or +256 707 780 158