The Victoria University main Campus

The Ruparelia Foundation has announced it will pay 50 per cent of the tuition for 10 students from each district of Uganda that want to study at Victoria University owned by tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia.

Known as the ‘Support the Community Scholarship’, the initiative which does not cover functional and administrative fees, begins with the 2018 intake in February.

Victoria University has been in operation for the last seven years, and is accredited by the National Council for Higher Council (NCHE) and the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council (UNMC).

The university has four faculties-Health Sciences; Science and Technology, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the Department of Petroleum and Gas Studies.

According to Victoria University officials, the objectives of the scholarship include making the quality of higher education affordable and promoting equality in communities by supporting talented students acquire the necessary academic qualification.

Other objectives include growing studentship to specific programmes, boosting and attracting talent, helping address the skills gap in the economy and addressing the challenges of poverty through the avenue of human capital develop.

The university which runs market-driven courses is part of the Ruparelia Group.