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Rajiv vows to maintain academic standards at Victoria University, hints at opening campuses countrywide

Mr Rajiv Ruparelia urged the management of VU to never compromise the integrity of the institution and make sure to uphold the standards and quality.

Victoria University Director Rajiv Ruparelia addressing the audience at the function (Photo/Courtesy)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Director of Victoria University Mr Rajiv Ruparelia has assured Ugandans and the International community to keep high the academic standards on which VU operates in order to produce quality graduates ready to be absorbed into the job market.

This was revealed on Saturday evening as the University celebrated attaining its full charter signed and approved by President Yoweri Museveni on July 31, 2022.

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Mr Rajiv Ruparelia urged the management of VU to never compromise the integrity of the institution and make sure to uphold the standards and quality at all times if they’re to compete with global institutions.

“So to the quality assurance people, please, we should never at Victoria University compromise our integrity for examinations. We should never compromise our integrity when it comes to how we do our work and the order of the day and most of all, we should hold ourselves to the highest standards, not just a domestic standard, but competing with global institutions around the world,” said Rajiv.

Mr Rajiv Ruparelia (2nd right), Victoria University Director and Dr Lawrence Muganga (middle), the university Vice Chancellor after presenting an award to overall staff winner 2022 at the event (PHOTO/Courtesy).

“And one thing I’ve emphasized to the Vice Chancellor, please make sure students who graduate from here are not just full of knowledge full of ideas, but they systematically know how to transpire the value onto the market,” Rajiv added, before tasking his team to focus on the quality of graduates they produce, noting that only that would build a network of alumni and former teachers all around the world.

Rajiv who is also the managing director of Ruparelia Group, the conglomerate under which Victoria University falls said the board is looking forward to seeing VU open up campuses in every major city in Uganda, and a major campus in the downtown city targeting the less privileged community.

Rajiv further urged the graduates to utilize the acquired knowledge to access international markets through platforms available today. “We don’t need to be in England to be giving service to England. We don’t need to be in America to be giving services to America. We can be sitting here in Uganda, and giving services around the world.”

Rajiv greeting one of the guests at the function

On his part, Dr Muganga said that he was happy with the City Centred University’s progress ever since he picked the mantle to run it in 2021, and attributed the charter acquisition to trusted standards at VU and its highly rated education system (VClass) that fits today’s evolution.

“To us, a Charter means our standard is unique and everyone should cherish it because the government took us through all inspections and confirmed that we are indeed fit to have a Charter. That means that if we take our education elsewhere around the country like we have done in Africa, in the rest of the world, we occupy a space where we offer value that every person who comes to Victoria University experiences something that changes their lives.” Muganga said.

Dr Muganga addressing the students and guests at the function

“I want to assure students that at VU we give world-class value, having this Charter means we meet every criterion set by Government but also means we are among the best internationally and we continue to prioritize experiential learning and giving quality education that skills and empowers our students to beat the employment barriers in the job market,” he added.

”In a special way, I want to announce this, PLE & UCE exams are out and students are now joining S.1 & S.5 but our parents are facing a challenge of fees. So, as a University that cares about Ugandans especially our dear parents, as a University that knows that education should be a public good, we have decided to offer free registration and admissions to all students who finished their A’Level,” Muganga said.

“Therefore my dear parents, just bring children to Victoria University, come and obtain your admission free of charge, you will only pay tuition,” he concluded.

At the same event, the University recognized some of its hard-working staff that have been so impactful to the University’s growth. See list of awards here

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