By Daniels N. Tatya
Congratulations were but to tell the Victoria University class of 2019 graduands to start life out side the school and be agents of change out in the different communities they will live.
This was at the Universities ceremony to pass out 53 graduands at the institutions 4th graduation themed, “Developing Agents of Change,” at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Graduant leads VU’s Director and promoter Rajiv Ruparelia and Wife
Developing agents of change
Assoc professor Krishna N. Sharma, Vice Chancellor Victoria University said, Our fourth graduation ceremony as a university was a wonderful occasion. It was great to see all the graduates once more as they embark on what i am sure will be interesting and rewarding careers.”
“And it was a privilege to award our outstanding performers especially research students and the female best student, a total commitment to the affirmative action”
The students from four faculties obtained their awards at the colourful ceremony, and were immediately ushered into the VU alumni family by the Chairperson of the University.
Cultural group performances for the guests
CILT Partnership and Robot Technology
Recently the university entered into a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to launch an Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport. Victoria University is the 2nd university besides UMI to run accredited programs from CILT, but is the first to run the Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
The private-owned Victoria University is to roll out courses in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony on Friday, the Vice Chancellor, Mr Krishna Sarma, revealed that they will be introducing the specialised course soon.
“The faculty is working round the clock to bring in real training possibilities in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, information security and computer forensics,” Mr Sharma said.
Once this is put into effect, the institution will come off as the first university in the country to offer the said course.
In addition to the already existing faculties, the university will also introduce a fully equipped Centre for Languages that will cover French, English, and Chinese.
“Our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is set to launch a fully-fledged language Centre which will be teaching English, French, and Chinese language,” Mr Sharma said.
Themed under Developing Agents of Change, the graduation saw Mr Andrew Mwenda and Dr Hirag J. Kotecha added to the University’s Council Committee.
The ceremony comprised four students getting awarded diplomas and the rest undergraduate degrees. All graduates were from four faculties that are currently catered for by the university.
Mr Mawa Ratib, a lecturer at the same university, was appreciated and recognised for his enormous contribution to the university library, having researched and published six papers in only one-and-a-half years.
Excellent performance awards
Vice Chancellor UV Krisna N. Sharma addressing the graduands
Of the 52 graduates passed out, only four emerged with first classes and were awarded plaques and cash prizes of Shs500,000 each.
Social Work and Social Administration’s Shayna Allen scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.93.
Ms Shayna also scooped the accolades for the best student from her faculty, best performing female student, and best student overall claiming a total of Shs2 million and three plaques.
She attributed the victory to humility and focus.
“It has been respect for everyone and being courteous to all persons,” she said.
The graduands were drawn from the Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Faculty of Science and Technology.
The graduation was presided over by the Chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Okec Aliker and the Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma as well as Dr. David Byatike Matovu the University Council Chairman, Rajiv Ruparelia the University Director and Hon. Dr Ham Muliira a renowned ICT expert Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT.
Owned by the Ruparelia Group, Victoria University is a premium University accredited by the National Council of Higher Education and Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council.