Victoria University has moved to address the challenges in the transport and logistic sector by launching Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport programs at the Ruparelia Group owned learning institutions.
They have partnered with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK, a membership organization for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.
The Minister of State for Transport Aggrey Henry Bagiire on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at Kabira Country Club presided over the launch the programs by the University. He expressed delight over Victoria University’s attempt to educate and attract individuals to the logistics and transport sector. “Lifelong learning will be a clear necessity in imparting knowledge and building skills today in the sector,” he said.
“The growth of population is presenting a challenge for those working in the logistics and transport sector and in Kampala city, the daily day time population is over 3 million people and moving such masses to destinations is a challenge and Victoria university is coming in at the time when the service is badly needed,” he added.
Assoc. Prof Krishna N. Sharma, the vice chancellor of Victoria University said they are proud to to run the professional programs under Logistics and transport and working with Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
The accredited programs are designed by CILT to thoroughly equip participants with ‘street-smart’ tools and skills preparing them to effectively transition from a student mindset to a creative, problem solving and value adding young adult, ready to step into the Logistics and Transport world with enthusiasm, hope and a clear purpose.
Geoffrey Etyang the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport –Uganda chapter said Victoria University is the 2nd university besides UMI to run these accredited programs and the first to run the Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.