The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has cleared Victoria University to re-open for finalists undertaking Health related programmes.
According to NCHE executive director Prof. Mary Okwakol, Model Victoria University has been cleared after inspections to determine the level of readiness.
“Following the recent inspection of your institution from the team of National Council For Higher Education (NCHE) on 18th, September, 2020, to determine the level of readiness to reopen for finalists undertaking Health related studies, I’m pleased to inform you that your institution is ready for Re-opening,” she wrote.
“The purpose of the letter is to inform you that Victoria University may now reopen for finalists undertaking Health related programmes. A certificate of compliance will be availed to you once it is processed,” the letter continued.
The NCHE through the health ministry in July issued guidelines for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to roll out the distance and electronic learning.
The guidelines are part of measures to ensure that teaching in higher education institutions continues despite the closure of educational institutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Consequently, the university was allowed to conduct online classes for a period of 12 months or for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic as will be determined by relevant authorities and it’s part of the few education institutions in the country to have embraced the use of distance learning programmes and open educational applications and platforms that lecturers can use to reach learners remotely and limit the disruption of education.
Victoria University, is one of the best private universities in Uganda, and stands out as a centre of academic excellence. It offers a fresh and intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinkers.
The university was opened in August 2010 and has the capacity, the facilities and determination to revitalize higher education in Uganda and in the region.
According to the University’s Director Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, Victoria is committed to playing a leading role in bringing and developing high– quality, student–centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative and difficult to match.
The university is centrally located in the heart of Kampala City and on the main public transportation routes coupled with ample parking space.
Victoria University is part of Ruparelia Group of Companies, which has a strong presence in the education sector in Uganda and has under its portfolio, Kampala International School Uganda, Kampala Parents School and Delhi Public School International.