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Victoria University, MTN launch partnership to award scholarships to top innovative teens

The scholarships target creative and innovative teens with transformational ideas that can be developed and implemented to solve society’s problems and positively impact society.

Dr Lawrence Muganga the Vice-Chancellor Victoria-University Speaks on the partnership with MTN Uganda (Courtesy Photo)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Uganda’s leading technologically-enabled university – Victoria University has launched a partnership with telecom giants MTN Uganda which will see the top creative and innovative teens in the country awarded 10 scholarships in a bid to enable teens to attain further education for a prosperous future.

MTN Pulse – a subsidiary youthful product of MTN Uganda and Victoria University will through this partnership give award full and five partial scholarships to Pulsers to study at the prestigious university in the coming March-April intake. The scholarships target creative and innovative teens with transformational ideas that can be developed and implemented to solve society’s problems and positively impact society.

Through this partnership, both Victoria University and MTN Uganda are giving an opportunity to creative and innovative youth in the country to bring their transformational ideas to life and become society’s change agents.

Victoria University will have two intakes; the first in March and another in September. Every semester the university said it will welcome everyone who is creative and innovative.

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, Dr. Lawrence Muganga said the university with its unique and outstanding education models seeks to help students acquire and create knowledge through experiential learning.

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“When you go to Victoria University, you are assured that you will graduate with 2-3 years experience and you also have an opportunity to be accorded a job placement through our partner organizations within and out of the country,” he said.

He added: “We are the only university in East Africa that is implementing an experiential learning model through our work-integrated learning program; the priority of this program is to make sure that every student of the university is placed in a real job to gain the real experience needed in the labor market.”

MTN Uganda Youth Segment Manager, Hellen Kirungi, speaking at the launch of the partnership held at the University on Monday explained that the partnership is anchored on MTN Pulse’s unwavering dedication to create and extend opportunities to the youth. “At MTN Pulse, we never tire to create opportunities for the youth across different segments be it entertainment, fashion and education,” Kirungi saod.

Adding: “We are cognizant of the importance of education which forms the bed rock of a successful career in many societies. In that regard, this partnership is a step towards shaping careers of Pulsers on the MTN Pulse app through furthering their education for a world of possibilities in their future, Pulsers can through the pulse app access the Victoria University website at zero data”  

Kirungi urged youth to join the Pulse Nation by simply downloading the MTN Pulse app which is available on Google Play Store and the App Store on iOS supported devices.

How Pulsers Can Participate 

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Record and share a one-minute video on your social media highlighting why you think you deserve to win a scholarship, and tag @mtnug, @vukampala , #MTNPulse, #StudyatVU. Entries with the most engagement will be selected to stand a chance to win a scholarship.

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