Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Victoria University Permitted By NCHE To Conduct Online Exams

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has granted permission to Victoria University to continue implementing the Emergency Open Distance and e-Learning system and to also conduct online examinations.

"I am pleased to inform you that after due consideration, the National Council for Higher Education has granted you permission to continue implementing the Emergency Open Distance and e-Learning system and to also conduct online examinations for only programmes accredited by the National Council for Higher Education for twelve (12) months," Rev Canon Kagume said in the 10th September letter to Victoria University vice chancellor.

The Rev Canon was responding to an 'application for renewal of permissions to implement emergency open, distance and e-learning (OdeL) and request for permission conduct online examinations’.

Since the break out of COVID19 leading to the closure of schools in the country, Victoria University turned to the internet to teach their learners and since then they have excelled at it and have now become the premier training site for tomorrow’s health professionals.

“Victoria University’s dedication to cutting-edge research, technology and collaboration with leading professionals enables our Health Science Faculty to provide one of the finest learning and teaching environments in the nation,” Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga recently said.  

He added: “Victoria University carries state-of-the-art Health Science Laboratories designed to transform health science education in Uganda with some of the most comprehensive health science education facilities in the country.”

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SAFE SPORT: Motorsport Federation Gets Important Ambulance

Motorsport is a high octane sport prone to accidents that could injurious or fatal for both the racers and spectator therefore their safety is a key component for the entertaining sport.

And according to Dipu Ruparelia, the president of Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda, the motorsport fraternity in Uganda has not been having an ambulance for the past twenty years.

This lack has however come to an end after the Ruparelia Foundation and Victoria University this week donated a fully equipped ambulance to Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda.

University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Lawrence Muganga pledged to continue working with the federation to improve the safety of all the actors in the sport and equally important build their capacity through Continuing Professional Development.

Dr. Muganga also announced that Victoria University had started offering cutting-edge professional training including Sports Development and Management, which was available for the entire FMU fraternity and all Ugandans to benefit from.

“Victoria University’s Sports Development and Management course is designed to empower you with life-long skills in sports development, management and science, allowing you to develop a rewarding career in sport.

The managing director of Ruparelia Group Rajiv Ruparelia, who is also a racer with Rajiv Ruparelia Rally team, urged motorsport fans to become more responsible and observe safety protocols along the racecourses.

Commenting on the ambulance, Rajiv said that having an ambulance of their own will not only boost the Federation’s asset base but will also boost the confidence of drivers participating in rallies.

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