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Sudhir Ruparelia School Fees Grant Now Open

Victoria University Kampala has announced that they are now receiving applications for Dr Sudhir Ruparelia Scholarship Grant which were recently introduced in August this year by the university to benefit needy by academically powerful students.

Eligible for this scholarship are high school leavers who are looking at advancing their education at a university level. This particular call for application is targeting students for the January/February intake which is ongoing.

Victoria University is an Institution of higher learning licensed by National Council for Higher Education. The University located at Jinja Road in Kampala has four active faculties - Business and Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Health Sciences.

Victoria University offers degree, diploma and certificate courses. They also offer foundation programs like Understanding the world today, Study Skills For Academic Life, IT Skills for Academic Study, Foundation Mathematics and Effective Writing & Communication skills and other short courses.

To qualify for the scholarship which covers upto 30 percent of tuition fees, candidates must meet certain selection criteria.

The candidate must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years, a Ugandan, posses good matric results, portray positive attitude, provide references, willing to give back to the community and able to maintain a GPA of minimum 3.5 throughout the program.

The application process includes filling and submitting an online or offline application and filling the Scholarship form to show interest and confirm that you fulfill the criteria. Thereafter, after reviewing your application, the scholarship committee will offer the scholarship to successful candidates.

Certificate Courses At Victoria University That Will Improve Your Chances Of Working In Uganda’s Oil And Gas Industry

You don’t have to have high end degrees to be able to work in the recrutive oil and gas industry. All you need is quality education and training. Victoria University is offering this kind of training in Uganda.

As the country prepares to harvest over 5.6 billion barrels of crude in the albertine graben, Victoria University has lined up the following certificate courses which Ugandans can study to increase their knowledge of the extractives industry.

The course units will be delivered in form of presentations by oil and gas experts, videos, and interactive question and answer sessions.

The certificate in oil and gas is a gateway to employment opportunities in Uganda's oil and gas sector and for furthering your studies in this vibrant industry.

Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistic Management

This course focuses on an overview of oil and gas logistics and procurement management in organizations based on the concept of supply chain management (SCM). The course is designed to prepare participants to apply concepts, strategies, and information technology in supply chain management in oil and gas industry.

This course is suitable for people working or want to work as oil and gas procurement specialists; logistics & sourcing specialists; category managers; supply chain managers; stock analysts; and material specialists among others.

Certificate in Oil & Gas Health, Safety & Environmental Management

This course gives an introduction to the health, safety and environmental challenges encountered in the oil and gas industry. It provides an insight into the main drivers of the regulatory framework that govern compliance in this sector and their importance in protecting people, assets and the environment.

The training provides a broader understanding of environmental, health and safety issues to professionals in the oil and gas industry; newcomers to the industry; and non-technical personnel from other sectors with little or no knowledge of the Oil and Gas industry.

This course is suitable for project managers; project supervisors; Employee representatives; newly appointed health and safety advisers in oil and gas companies, students seeking to jump start their careers in environmental management, health and safety in the petroleum industry; researchers; and Project Economists/Analysts.

Certificate in Oil & Gas Project Management

The certificate in oil and gas management aims to give students a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of project management as it relates to the dynamic oil, gas and energy industries.

This interactive course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to deliver successful projects, within budget, to deadline and of sound business value.

Case studies on upstream and downstream projects will provide you with real-life examples of best strategic practices in project management. You will take these back to the office or workplace and use them in your daily work to overcome the short-term challenges and boost your organizations performance.

A good understanding of Oil and Gas Project Management will enable learners to practice and carry out field essential project planning and execution. This course is suitable for individuals working in the oil and gas industry seeking a greater understanding of the fundamentals in the global oil and gas industry.

Certificate in Oil & Gas Law

The Certificate in Oil & Gas Law is a comprehensive program that is ideal for those who wish to broaden their understanding of the legal and commercial fundamentals of the oil and gas industry. This course will enable participants to gain an insight into the key principles that regulate oil and gas activities.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to gain knowledge on oil & gas legal frameworks; review petroleum contract structures that governments and oil companies use to grant petroleum rights and govern petroleum activities; Analyze key petroleum agreements relating to exploration, development and marketing of oil and gas; Fast-track understanding of the oil and gas value chain; demonstrate an understanding of the domestic legal regimes among others

Certificate in Oil and Gas

The Oil & Gas Certificate (O&G) is a 6 week course designed to provide you with a well-rounded, global understanding of the ever-changing oil and gas industry.

It is developed and delivered by experts trained in all aspects of the oil and gas industry. The course units will be delivered in form of presentations by oil and gas experts, videos, and interactive question and answer sessions.

The certificate in oil and gas is a gateway to employment opportunities in Uganda's oil and gas sector and for furthering your studies in this vibrant industry.

Qualifications required

Victoria University partnered with the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3) to deliver these certificate courses. The minimum entry requirement to all certificate courses in oil and gas is 2 Principal passes from A'Level or a Diploma from a recognised institution. Possessors of a recognised university degree have an added advantage.

The minimum entry requirement to all certificates in oil and gas is 2 Principal passes from A'Level or a Diploma from a recognised institution. Possessors of a recognised university degree have an added advantage.

These courses are targeting individuals working in the oil and gas industry who seek a greater understanding of the fundamentals in the global oil and gas business. Also targeted are professionals making the transition from technical roles to managerial positions, where a broader knowledge of the business is essential for their career advancement.

New employees and support staff of the oil and gas companies wanting to gain a broader understanding of the various aspects of oil and gas sector. Business students studying the oil and gas industry and looking for a comprehensive global learning experience.


Make Your Brain Sharper With These Physical Exercises

Physical exercises are proven methods of reigniting the brain to normality however, James Okech, a trainer at The City Gym says for proper results, the exercises must be well planned and scheduled.

He says jogging and working out in the morning before eating anything has far more reaching benefits. He says working out in the morning guarantees a longer, stronger and fitter life with better mobility. “The brain will feel sharper after working out in the morning because you have exercised your mind,” Okech says.

He quells fears that after working out in the morning on an empty stomach, one would consume a lot of food which might leave him or her with a lot of fats or calories. He says, when you crave for food, you get all nutrients digested, which is a good thing.

Eating natural foods is another choice that will bring good results and a health life. “Eat the right portions – don’t eat too much and don’t under feed. Be moderate,” he explained. The City Gym, located on Kampala Boulevard building on Kampala road, is regarded as a premier health and wellness facility in Kampala City.

The gym which boasts of state of the art equipment offers various services including yoga, zumba, sauna, a kick boxing & mixed martial arts, dance fitness and all that you need in a gym. “Regular exercise can help improve your strength, balance and coordination. Exercise helps to stimulate the sections of your brain that control memory, so you might also find it easier to remember things!

It also reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. Exercises can improve your appearance and delay the aging process.”

“A written workout plan not only provides a layout for the day, but it also sets up the big picture for weeks or months to come. In other words, an established plan dictates the work that must be done in order to reach the goal.


Tanzanians Target Oil Money With New Association

The oil and gas boom in the East African Community is getting many business owners to think out of the proverbial box by positioning themselves in areas where they will be able to harvest oil and gas money as it treks as country’s production stages.

While Tanzania is big on gas, with 57.25 trillion cubic feet, Uganda and Kenya have made big strides in oil. Uganda with about 6.5 billion barrels of crude buried in the Albertine graben and Kenya with about 800 million barrels, the East Africa is fast emerging as a top African oil and gas frontier.

While these countries have the natural resource, they lack the technical know and finances to explore, develop and produce this crude. This means huge investments coming in courtesy of international oil companies. France’s Total, Britain’s Tullow and China’s CNOOC have already doing business in the region.

However amidst all this galore, local firms and citizens must partake in this bonanza beyond the revenues governments will earn. Private businesses are strategizing to participate directly in the oil business. To enrich their capacity, local business owners in Tanzania teamed up to form Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers (ATOGS).

They intend to use this Association to lobby and tap into the opportunities in the oil and gas industry. The Association was last week launched by Vice-President, Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan in Dar es Salaam. It brings together professionals and business entities seeking to provide services to the sector.

Indigenous East Africans can partake in the oil business at different levels but mainly as suppliers of services and good and support.  Uganda and Tanzania agreed and are working towards construction of a 1445km crude export pipeline. A similar activity is being sought after in Kenya.

Tanzania has and is constructing a couple of gas pipelines. Uganda is going to build an oil refinery and other oil infrastructures like an airport, roads, oil waste storage and treatment centers, central processing units, refined storage facilities.

All these projects provide citizens with opportunities to do business with government and oil companies directly or indirectly. The Vice-President said the association came at the most opportune time where prospects of construction of an oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanga port had increased prospects of the oil and gas industry.

"You should tell us when you encounter problems of red-tapes. You should tell us also when you face corruption. We are working hard to weed them out," said Ms Hassan.

The Chairman of the association, Ambassador Ombeni Sefue, said the initiative came at the most opportune time when the government and the business communities are thinking on how best Tanzanians would benefit from gas resources.


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