Victoria University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Speke group of hotels for value addition to lifestyle and tourism section in Uganda and East African.
The partnership will see Speke Group of Hotels availing practical space upon which Victoria University students will easily and seamlessly gain industrial insights that could eventually result into soft skills and employment opportunity.
Remarking at the ratification of the MOU, Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Dr. Krishna N. Sharma said students will also be able to develop soft and build their networks, thereby enhancing their soft-skill sets and net-worth, giving them the competitive edge with which to become formidable managers and well-grounded job creators.
“Speke group of Hotels will realize continuous flow of specialized labour force given that the students are pursuing Diploma and Bachelor Degrees in Tourism and Hospitality Management,” she said at Speke Apartments.
Dr. Krishna said partnership is a major milestone for the University as it positions itself not just as an academic powerhouse in the region but one that will be producing research oriented and soft-skills based professionals capable of adding greater value to the products and services in the Hospitality industry.
Being a pillar to Ugandan economy, Uganda’s Tourism Market is poised to gain high quality services that meet local and international demands based on well researched local content.
The chairman of the Uganda Tourism Board, Dr. Stephen Asiimwe noted that products, services and soft skills coming out of this partnership between Victoria University and Speke Group of Hotels are to be of greater quality, competitive and a boost to our hospitality industry within the international and local setting.