It was another milestone on Friday as Victoria University, one of the leading private institutions of higher learning in Uganda held its fourth graduation ceremony at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.
The graduation ceremony was held under the theme, ‘Developing Agents of Change’.
50 students from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Management received their testimonials to mark the successful completion of their university studies.
Victoria University Chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker, Vice Associate Prof Krishna N. Sharma, University Promoter Rajiv Ruparelia presided over the graduation.
Other notable dignitaries that graced the event are Dr David Byatike Matovu the Chairman University Council and Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT Dr Ham Muliira.
Announcing the graduation ceremony last month, University Vice Chancellor Associate Professor Sharma said that the graduands were all ready to hit the job markets after gaining knowledge from classroom, exposure through internships and enough preparation by the experienced lecturers and experts.
“We have prepared them with good knowledge in the classroom, good skills, practices and good exposure through internships from best placements which fit their programs”
He adds, “We have also did a special workshop for our graduands called total graduate where we taught them such skills like how to write cv, how to dress up, how to appear in the interview, mingling with people, how to crack a deal, stress management at work and how to be spiritual, so we prepared them for all of this”
One of the graduands told this reporter that she is feeling great. It is been a long time coming. I am excited about life after school” she said, adding that there have been opportunities such as networking and so many learning experiences.
Victoria University has ensured that its students are exposed by allowing open door policy where students easily access the administration, said another student who hopes to join the banking industry as an IT specialist.
Another one said the university provides great internship opportunities that give working experiences to students.
The university will also use the same occasion to recognize the foundation students who have undergone one year course at the university.
The university supports students through the Ruparelia foundation with sponsorships of up to 70 percent.
In a bid to address the challenges of unemployment, the university has been very instrumental in creating entrepreneurs and developing talent through various initiatives like fashion, sports and games plus entertainment among others.
The university is owned by Ruparelia Group and it is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education and Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council.
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.