Atleast 47 students from the faculties of Health Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management as well as Science & Technology have today graduated at Victoria University during a ceremony held at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
The ceremony was held under the theme ‘Educating with a purpose”.
Presiding over the event Prof Dr Opuda Asibo John, the University Chancellor, noted that Victoria University is a modern university of experiential learning with cultivated benefits of Ruparelia Group of companies and enterprises.
“When you are inside Victoria University, you are in a very comfortable environment and you are sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city. Where else in Uganda do you study in the university and experience the maximum of humanity in the city on society expect Victoria University?” Prof Asubo said.
“So, Go out and change the world starting with the mindset. Show the world how fruitful it is to study at Victoria University,” he said. “You are ambassadors of Victoria University and don’t be afraid to showcase your skills in this fast-changing world.”
The university awarded the best-performing students with prizes. Juliet Nakasinde from the faculty of business and management emerged as the best student with a CGPA of 4.70 and was followed by Nigisti Habtemariam Kidane with a CGPA of 4.69 while James Kasozi Musinguzi from the faculty of Humanities and Social Management had a CPGA of 4.24.
Two students John Chol Akuien and Robert Ssewava who are the pioneers
of master’s degree program also graduated with master of business
To the graduates, the former executive director National Council for Higher Education noted that there are several opportunities for skilled and creative graduates and asked them to be attractive to the employers and workmates.
“Accept opportunities and accept guidance, listen attentively and
always take risks, always remember that risks are uncertainties which
are reduced by the education. Be attractive to your employers and
He added that “Don’t think you are the only one who knows yet you must
endeavor to standout through being competitive. Standout as a unique
individual but doesn’t pretend to know all.”
Victoria University was opened in August 2010 with the aim of revitalizing higher education in Uganda and in the region.
Dr Sudhir Ruparelia the University Proprietor noted that his team is
committed to play 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.
Meanwhile the registration for February-March intake is going on at the University head offices at Victoria Tower along Jinja road.