Victoria University Kampala, Uganda’s world-class transformational institution of higher learning has embarked on a free covid-19 vaccination exercise to staff, students and the general public as the date for reopening universities and other tertiary institutions edges closer.
According to Victoria University, the free vaccination exercise is aimed at hitting the target of 4.9 million people, a move that will facilitate the full re-opening of schools and the entire national economy.
The University management further emphasized the message via its socials that it is a mandatory move to ensure all staff are fully vaccinated and every new student who joins will have to undergo the vaccination exercise at the university premises before being offered the place of admission.
This, according to the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Lawrence Muganga, is a reactionary move as directed by President Museveni that all staff and learners in institutions should undergo the covid-19 vaccination before the November reopening.
The free vaccination exercise which is open to the general public is happening at the University premises located at 3rd Floor – Victoria Towers, along Jinja Road in Kampala between 9:30 am to 4:30pm daily.
Asked about the requirement for the vaccination, the management told this website that one should bear a National ID, Permit or a valid identification document, as these will be requirement at the entrance for security purposes.
President Museveni in his September address on Covid-19 situation directed that schools will fully reopen for all learners countrywide, starting with tertiary institutions (Universities, Colleges and vocational institutions) on November 2, 2021.
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Centrally located in the heart of Kampala City, VU 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.
Victoria University is part of the 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.