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Ntagali Prays Kampala Parents’ School PLE Candidates

Primary seven candidates at Kampala Parents School will write their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) with God on their side after the Archbishop of Church of Uganda, The Most Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali on Thursday prayed, blessed, anointed and dedicated them to the Almighty.

The 236 Kampala Parents School candidates were prayed for at the dedication service ahead of the national candidates briefing on Friday ahead of the two-day exams commencing on Monday with mathematics.

The Archbishop Ntagali was welcomed by the KPS Principal, Daphine Kato (C) and School Director, Sheena Ruparelia

With sermons derived from the book of Proverbs Chapter Two, the Archbishop urged all candidates to do their best and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ if they are to succeed in the forthcoming exams.

He applauded the school for keeping children from all religions, saying the Bible teaches children will inherit God’s kingdom.

“It is my prayer that the Lord grants knowledge to remember all you have read in the past years and stay focused for the achievement of your dreams,” he prayed.

The school Principal, Kato Daphne, lauded the Archbishop for the special moment of dedicating candidates to the Lord, “This is a special moment, thank you for accepting our invitation may the good Lord bless you,” she said.

She called on parents to bring more children to the school, saying it is on international standard with well-facilitated buildings, library and committed to delivering best education services to both local and international pupils.

Reminiscing her seven-year education journey at the school, the students’ representative who is also a candidate, Natasha Byarugaba, said, “It is like yesterday when them to the school and crying to go back with their parents after being dropped at the school gate.”

“The Principal has always been there for us every morning to receive us, guide, and encouraging and giving us a good morning as we step into school,” she said.

She pledged never to disappoint their teachers after seven years of study. She also thanked parents who stood with them as they braved the cold mornings to bring them to school.

The state minister of land, Persis Namuganza who is also a parent at the school, lauded the school for helping the government in providing quality education to Ugandan children.

“This is a good school, last year my son scored four aggregates and this indicates that this is a good school with a favorable environment that allows children to learn. To all parents, thank you for choosing Kampala parents,” she said.

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Speke Resort Named Best Lakeside Luxury Resort In Africa

Speke Resort and Conference Centre was named the best lakeside luxury resort in Africa at the 2019 World Luxury Hotels Awards which were announced October 12th at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Finland.

“This award serves as recognition of sustained commitment to excellence in hoteliering and outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry,” Tanique Echardt, Executive Manager and Brandon Lourens (Chairman and CEO) of the World Luxury Hotel Awards respectively.

“World Luxury Hotel Awards hereby certifies the participation of the winner in the 2019 awards and congratulates them in this accomplishment, read a certificate awarded to the winners,” the two added in a statement.

This year’s triumph is an upgrade from last year’s victory where Speke Resort was named the best Luxury Lakeside Resort in East Africa at the ceremony which took place in Bali, Indonesia.

Speaking to Africa Tembelea, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the owner of the resort, attributed the win to quality service by staff and world-class treatment of all guests at his properties.

“I thank the guests who voted for our properties in the 13th World Luxury Hotel Awards and for recognizing the services we deliver,” said Ruparelia

Miss Tourism Contestants Get Victoria University Scholarships

Ten out of the 24 contestants at the recently concluded Miss Tourism Uganda won themselves scholarships at Victoria University.

The university vice-chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma made the announcing at Kampala Serena Hotel during the pageant crowning.

“At Victoria University, we support beauty with brains. Such pageants help people gain confidence. And as partners of Miss Tourism Uganda, we would like to announce special scholarships for the top ten contestants,” Dr. Sharma said.

The girls will study any of the courses taught at the university.

The University has four faculties – faculty of business and management, faculty of health sciences, faculty of science and technology and faculty of social sciences.

The university also has a department of petroleum studies where it offers degrees, diplomas and short courses teaching matters of oil and gas.

Miss Tourism Uganda 2019 was won by Phionah Kyeru from Busoga sub-region. She was followed by Prossy Agwang and Jane Akullo in first and second runner up positions.

Victoria University Comes Of Age As Oil & Gas Trainer

The effort to train Ugandans who want to work in the growing oil and gas sector at Victoria University is getting stronger each year as the university continues to strategically put itself in the desired position.

The university is already offering courses like Certificate in Oil and Gas Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry and Bachelor of Science in Oil & Gas Accounting and Science in Oil and Gas.

Excelling at teaching these courses is making Victoria University the leading oil and gas training institution in the East African Region.

“We have been training professionals for the oil and gas industry as well as businesses and organizations whose activities intersect with the industry since 2014,” vice-chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said.

This achievement has attracted the attention of the government which has recognized the learning institute as a key stakeholder in oil and gas capacity building and training with the availability of both short and long courses.

Victoria University participated in the development of the Workforce Skills Development Strategy and Plan (WFSDSP, 2015). The WFSDSP identified the demand and supply of skills to enhance Uganda’s local talent in the Oil and Gas Sector

Dr. Sharma said the university has collaborated with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and international oil companies in Uganda and conduct field trips in the Albertine Graben to ensure graduates are up-to-date with developments in the oil and gas sector.

"We are the only University in Uganda and the East African region that has partnered with Coventry University (UK), a leading Centre of Excellence in Oil and Gas Training and International Accreditation.

"Victoria University in association with Coventry University (UK) are implementing the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project (ARSDP) on curriculum development, training and international accreditation in four petroleum-related construction trades at UTC Kichwamba,”

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