Victoria University has launched its Alumni Association that is aimed at strengthening the bond between the institution and its former students.

The launch at Munyonyo Speke Resort Hotel that was graced by the university’s Promoter Rajiv Ruparelia, included various activities among them the signing of autographs, the Guild President’s handover and climaxing in a party.

Addressing guests at Banquette Hall at Speke Resort Hotel, Rajiv Ruparelia encouraged the Victoria University alumni to inspire other people to join the institution to pursue various professional courses.

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“Victoria University started in 2011 with few students, but now our brand has grown and in few years it will be the leading education service provider in Uganda,” Rajiv, a son to tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia, said.

He disclosed that the university would offer a 30 per cent incentive off the Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia scholarships to benefit all national and international students in the forthcoming semester that commences in January next year.

The Victoria University Chancellor Dr. Aliker Martin encouraged students to put all the attained skills into practice, in a bid to dominate the job market in and outside Uganda.

“Philosophy and mathematics are influential subjects they teach us to calculate and understanding the environment in which we operate from, therefore use them to reach your desires,” Dr. Aliker told the alumni.

Catherine Lubowa, a lecturer at Victoria University who represented the alumni, said that the association will ensure that the university brand comes atop other education institutions.

After the speeches, outgoing Guild President Peter Isko handed over office to Maria Peggy Nabunya, who pledged to ensure that among other aspirations, the university football team joins the Azam Uganda Premier League.