Education is a right and necessary tool that can add value to society, businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the chairman Ruparelia Group, has said. He explained that for this to happen, the right investment has to be made for the education system to deliver the right services and value to members of society.
He said the education sector can best be built on three aspects – the teaching fraternity, learners and the infrastructures – that when combined well can create an environment for learning to thrive. He said today children are exposed, clever and intelligent and therefore need the best tools to learn.
“We ventured in the education sector to add value to society. I believe the sector needs to create a system that will combine 3 aspects in the system including the teaching fraternity, students, and the infrastructure in an environment for them to practice their expertise” he said.
The businessman was speaking at a webinar organized by Victoria University on Thursday 18th November 2020 with the theme” The Journey and Future of Victoria University.”
The webinar was also attended by Dr. Lawrence Muganga, deputy vice chancellor Victoria University, Mark Namayo, a lecturer at the university, Rebecca Suubi, Victoria University alumnus and moderated by Sharon Iyadika, a student at the university.
Under the Ruparelia Group, Sudhir has heavily invested in the education at all levels- he owns Kampala Parents’ School, the leading private primary school, Kampala International School Ugandan the leading international school, Delhi Public School International and Victoria University, the fastest-growing private university in the country.
He said through Ruparelia Foundation, apart from supporting the social well being of education, they are also into charity activities including orphanages, donations to religious bodies, the unprivileged and others.
With four functioning faculties – Business And Management, Health Science, Humanities And Social Science and Science And Technology – Victoria University is emerging as the university of choice for a modern learning.
The university has invested in the right tools and technology to deliver on its mandate as a research-driven university. It usually with the community to come with evidence-based study solutions that give learners hands-on learning experience that make them employable and job creators.