VICTORIA UNIVERSITY CLEARED TO REOPEN FOR STUDENTS PURSUING HEALTH RELATED PROGRAMS
By our reporter
The National Council for Higher Education has cleared City Mogul Sudhir Ruparelia owned Victoria University to re-open for students pursuing health related programs.
In a letter to the institution by the NCHE Executive Director Prof Mary N. Okwakol, reference is made to the presidential directive to have institutions of higher education that undertake health related training be permitted to reopen for finalists.
“Following the recent inspection of your institution by the team from National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on 18th September 2020 to determine the level of readiness to re-open for the finalists undertaking Health related training, I am pleased to inform you that your institution is considered ready for reopening,” she stated.
Okwakol explained that the purpose of the letter was to inform Victoria University that it was cleared to re-open for the finalists undertaking health related programs and a Certificate of Compliance would be availed to them once it is processed.
“As you will note from the attached report, some areas of improvement have been identified and we urge you to progressively address them,” the letter further read.
Earlier in August this year, Victoria University slashed tuition fees by a half for both joining and continuing students, in a gesture by management to enable learners to study for as low as UGX1 million.
City Mogul Mr Sudhir Ruparelia who owns the university said the revised tuition policy would stretch and benefit learners for the next three years.
“So as an institution, we decided to look into seeing how we can support the community by reducing the fees by half. This pandemic is not only today but here for the next two [or] three years. I don’t see us raising our prices for the next two or three years,” he said.
Sudhir added that the new fees structure would remain stable and it would be reviewed in consultation with the student body, the council and the market.
The university was opened in August 2010 and has the capacity, the facilities and determination to revitalize higher education in Uganda and in the region. It is committed to playing a leading role in bringing and developing high quality, student-centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative and difficult to match.
The university is centrally located in the heart of Kampala City and on the main public transportation routes coupled with ample parking space.
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