It was not an ordinary day as continuing students of Victoria University led by their Guild President Maria Peggy Nabunya welcomed new students (also known as freshers) to the Jinja road based University at a party held at Kampala Parents School last Saturday.
The fresher’s ball started as early as 6pm on a laid down Saturday evening before the energetic students fired it up to hype the tempo and vibe. Food and drinks were on the house to further fine tune the evening.
Namugerwa Sherry, a Bachelor of tourism and hotel management student said she chose Victoria University because it is international, loves where it is located, has friendly lecturers and is not congested.
Mubito who is studying Social work and social administration degree said he was inspired to join Victoria University by testimonies from students who have studied from the University.
Victoria University is continuing to exert its presence on Uganda’s academic scene by beefing its teaching staff, installing new facilities for learners, introducing new courses and providing learners an environment that is condusive and enables them to learn.
It also recently held a vice chancellors dinner where 44 students were treated to an all p aid dinner at La Paronis for exceptionally performing well in the previous semester. This was done to motivate and encourage students to perform well academically.
The dinner at La Paronis was attended by the Deans of various Faculties and the Academic Registrar who took turns in encouraging the students to pursue academics with seriousness and keep their performance high always. Students were also presented with a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of their academic achievement.
The Ruparelia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ruparelia Group which owns Victoria University has announced that they will in the Academic year 2019/2020 give out over 1,100 scholarships to youths joining Victoria University.
The scholarships are aimed at uplifting the lives of underprivileged Ugandans especially the youth, Rajiv Ruparelia, a director of the Foundation in a letter to the ministry of education.
The scholarships are to cater to the students who are offering the following courses; Faculty of Health Sciences (200 scholarships), Faculty of Business Management (150), Faculty of science and Technology (200), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (250) and lastly, Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies (300).