Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Victoria University Set For Expansion After Acquiring Land

Victoria University, according to plans by management, will soon relocate from Victoria Towers on Jinja Road, opposite Dewinton Road, to a new home.

This comes after the university’s proprietors acquired 15 acres of land in Naalya and are set to construct a new expansive campus.

“Victoria University has acquired a 15-acre piece of land in an upscale Kampala suburb of Naalya to design and construct a fully-fledged campus,” Rajiv Ruparelia, the University’s promoter told journalists.

“The new campus will offer hands-on training in technology and other courses with facilities like laboratories,” Rajiv added during the university’s 4th graduation ceremony which took place at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

“Victoria University is one of the best universities in Uganda and stands out as a centre of academic excellence. We offer a fresh and intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinkers.”

Over the years, Victoria University has established itself has the most unique and relevant private university ever since it was started in 2010.

It has invested heavily in state of the art facilities and classrooms to offer a wholesome education based on research and skills development.

In another interview with News Today Uganda, Dr. Khrisna N. Sharma, the university vice-chancellor, said they are working on establishing an innovations hub at the university.

This means that the coming of the new campus will give the university to innovate, research and teach in a conducive and expansive environment.

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Education Should Build Your Body, Mind And Soul, Graduands Told

Former ICT Minister Dr. Ham Mukasa Mulira, has candidly spoken about the importance of education, calling it the biggest investment parents can give their children.

“Parents struggle to make this possible but sometimes students do not respond positively. Education being the biggest investment.

“It is meant to celebrate your victory after sleepless nights and note that everybody does not get the opportunity,” Dr. Mulira said.

He was speaking as the Commencement Speaker and Guest of Honor at the 4th graduation ceremony of Victoria University which took place on Friday at Speke Resort in Munyonyo.

A total of 50 students from Victoria University graduated from the Faculty of Business and Management, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Technology.

Dr. Mulira said there is no end when it comes to education but the beginning of one’s life. “University education is the last chance and education is not only about acquiring knowledge but building the body, mind and soul,” he said.

Dr. Martin Aliker, the Chancellor Victoria University congratulated students, parents and university staff upon this achievement.  

“No one will design life for you and you must do it yourself. Our role is to guide you,” Dr. Aliker told the graduands.

“Therefore, consider it important to have people who can help you follow your passion as you embrace the opportunities available in line with our theme of development change agents” he counselled.

Victoria University Chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker, Vice Associate Prof Krishna N. Sharma and University Director Rajiv Ruparelia presided over the graduation.

Other notable dignitaries that graced the event are Dr David Byatike Matovu the Chairman University Council and Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT Dr Ham Muliira.

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Vice Chancellor Tips Guild Council On Research, Leadership

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, Assoc Prof Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, has in a candid speech advised students at the learning institution to garner skills to do better research, be innovative and build networks so that they can register positive achievements.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new guild leaders at Speke Resort in Munyonyo. Mark Serebe was sworn in as the new guild president replacing Mariah Peggy Nabunya.

“You are students leaders not only representing students as the guild council but the entire university. Live by the slogan of the University which says come prepared to learn and leave prepared to succeed and achieve it. Make research your love,” Dr. Sharma said.

He said the new council should represent Victoria University across the country and beyond since it’s an international university.

Mariah Peggy Nabunya, the outgoing guild president, requested the University to always reserve opportunities for students to participate. She thanked Victoria University management for proper guidance.

‘We would like to thank the management of this great University for giving us an opportunity to serve the student community which venture was interesting and educative as we learnt new governance protocols that we shall use,” Nabunya said.

Mark Serebe the new guild president thanked the students for entrusting them with this important office and pledged to do their best to build strong linkages across the board and ensure the mandate before they are effectively implemented.

Kabira Country Club To Add Luxury Apartments

Construction of fully furnished and serviced apartments by Kabira Country Club commenced early this month with a ground breaking ceremony.

Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the proprietor of Kabira Country Club, told CEO East Africa that the 269 serviced apartments located on Old Kira Road, just next to Kabira Country Club, are targeting corporate, leisure and family travelers for both short and long stays.

“These will be fully furnished and serviced apartments built to British standards. They will have a fully fitted modern kitchen, double glazed sound proof windows, LED flat screen TVs with customized sets of channels, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet, air conditioning, ample parking space and 24 hour security,” Dr. Ruparelia told CEO East Africa.

The one, two and three bedroom apartments will sit on four acres of land. Two levels of underground parking are also being planned. Dr. Ruparelia said contruction of the luxury apartments will take about 30 months to complete.

Ruparelia Group has heavily invested in luxury apartments across Kampala that have significantly played a big role in boosting the country’s tourism and hospitality sectors.

Some of these apartments include Bukoto Heights in Kamwokya, Speke Apartments Wampewo in Kololo, Kingdom Kampala on Nile Avenue, Kampala Boulevard on Kampala Road, Crane Plaza in Kamwokya, and Speke Apartments Kitante which was recently launched.

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