By Our Reporter
Between 1986 -2007, the country experienced the most significant reforms that influenced higher education in Uganda.
Those reforms are responsible for the establishment of over 40 university and institutions of which among others include Victoria university Kampala which has become a pivot of academic excellence offering fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and analytical thinkers in the job market.
We thank H.E the President of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for providing an enabling environment.
Covid 19 pandemic posed a serious threat for the access of education in Uganda as all education institution were closed for two years. Some universities almost went into oblivion but thanks to God that Victoria university management and the board were able to come up with innovative solutions to keep the university functioning.
We are aware that National Council of Higher Education gave them permission to conduct online classes hence making them the busiest university during covid.
This is one of the parameters that makes Victoria university to be recognized as the best university in 2022.
Uganda vision 2040, which provide paths to becoming a more prosperous nation, highlights education as a crucial mechanism for economic growth.
Also the Third National Development Plan also provides to accelerate the acquisition of urgently needed skills in key growth areas. Probably that explains why Victoria university has the best courses like gas and oil, public health in emergencies, digital marketing and social media among others that promote job creation.
One of the goals of higher education policy include among others expanding access to universities to broader section of Uganda’s population, allowing those of lower social economic status to benefit from higher education, hence Victoria university was able to give out 5290 bursaries to all members of parliament of Uganda where by beneficiaries have to contact area members of parliament.
We take this as very peculiar because it is not easy. This programme has greatly helped many parents whose income were affected during and after covid. In actual sense even poor students were able to afford world class university hence making Victoria university the best university in 2022.
Lastly, we want to extend our gratitude to director Rajiv Ruparelia for making a strong presence in the education sector, in the same vain we extend our appreciation to the Vice Chancellor Professor Lawrence Muganga for providing greater value to the university education sector in Uganda.
In the same breath, we congratulate Victoria university for being granted a charter from NCHE hence becoming a fully-fledged university in Uganda. We are convinced beyond doubt that you deserve this certificate of recognition.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY
SG, UPYM, Public Opinions Public Awareness and Information Dissemination Fellow, Director Business Conglomerate East Africa Limited