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Education Should Build Your Body, Mind And Soul, Graduands Told

Former ICT Minister Dr. Ham Mukasa Mulira, has candidly spoken about the importance of education, calling it the biggest investment parents can give their children.

“Parents struggle to make this possible but sometimes students do not respond positively. Education being the biggest investment.

“It is meant to celebrate your victory after sleepless nights and note that everybody does not get the opportunity,” Dr. Mulira said.

He was speaking as the Commencement Speaker and Guest of Honor at the 4th graduation ceremony of Victoria University which took place on Friday at Speke Resort in Munyonyo.

A total of 50 students from Victoria University graduated from the Faculty of Business and Management, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Technology.

Dr. Mulira said there is no end when it comes to education but the beginning of one’s life. “University education is the last chance and education is not only about acquiring knowledge but building the body, mind and soul,” he said.

Dr. Martin Aliker, the Chancellor Victoria University congratulated students, parents and university staff upon this achievement.  

“No one will design life for you and you must do it yourself. Our role is to guide you,” Dr. Aliker told the graduands.

“Therefore, consider it important to have people who can help you follow your passion as you embrace the opportunities available in line with our theme of development change agents” he counselled.

Victoria University Chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Aliker, Vice Associate Prof Krishna N. Sharma and University Director 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.

Vice Chancellor Tips Guild Council On Research, Leadership

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, Assoc Prof Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, has in a candid speech advised students at the learning institution to garner skills to do better research, be innovative and build networks so that they can register positive achievements.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new guild leaders at Speke Resort in Munyonyo. Mark Serebe was sworn in as the new guild president replacing Mariah Peggy Nabunya.

“You are students leaders not only representing students as the guild council but the entire university. Live by the slogan of the University which says come prepared to learn and leave prepared to succeed and achieve it. Make research your love,” Dr. Sharma said.

He said the new council should represent Victoria University across the country and beyond since it’s an international university.

Mariah Peggy Nabunya, the outgoing guild president, requested the University to always reserve opportunities for students to participate. She thanked Victoria University management for proper guidance.

‘We would like to thank the management of this great University for giving us an opportunity to serve the student community which venture was interesting and educative as we learnt new governance protocols that we shall use,” Nabunya said.

Mark Serebe the new guild president thanked the students for entrusting them with this important office and pledged to do their best to build strong linkages across the board and ensure the mandate before they are effectively implemented.

Victoria University Sponsors Kira Road Police Tournament

Kira Road Police were on the receiving end when Victoria University management supported their Together Football and Netball tournament.

Victoria University Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma handed over boxes of water to Mr. Semitego a representative of the Kira Road Police.

The Kira Road Police Together Football and Netball tournament will take place on 9th Oct, 2019, also Uganda’s Independence Day.

“We thank Uganda police for working tirelessly to ensure our safety.” Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said while handing over the water boxes.

Rajiv Wins Auto Cross Rally In Kapeeka

Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team is a happy jubilating camp after their racer Rajiv Ruparelia yet again proved that he didn’t come into the motor rally to make up numbers.

Reports that arrived from Kapeeka indicated that the young businessman dominated and won the Auto Cross Rally in Kapeeka on Sunday.

This becomes his second sweet win ever since he joined the motor rally fraternity early this year in May. His first win came in at the prestigious Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) 2019 Autocross event in Kayunga.

The victory in Kayunga came on his second competitive outing having came second on his debut race at Enduro Autocross Championship 2019 at Zion Estates in Ssisa.

Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team nicknamed Double Trouble cruises in a VW Polo Proto imported from Poland. Rajiv is navigated by Ronnie Walia and managed by Dipu Ruparelia while Mike Mwangi is the Chief Mechanic.

Victoria University To Hold 4th Graduation At Speke Resort

Speke Resort Munyonyo will be the place to be on September 6, 2019, as parents, students and staff of Victoria University converge for the university's 4th graduation ceremony.

The graduation under the theme “Developing Agents of Change”, will see hundreds of students return to their respective homes with degrees and diplomas having done a good job studying.

The University has announced that Patrick Bitature, a distinguished businessman with investments in almost all sectors of the economy will be a commencement speaker.

Victoria University Vice Chancellor Associate Professor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma believes the University has prepared the graduating students well to be able to enter the job market.

They have gained enough knowledge from the classrooms, prepared by experienced lecturers and experts and undertaken an internship with some of the best-established organizations in the country.

“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,” Dr. Sharma said.

To further prepare students for life in the employment life, the University organized the inaugural two-day graduate program where the learners were given professional tips.

Some of these tips included how to write CVs, dress up, appear in the interviews, networking, how to crack a deal, stress management at work and how to be spiritual.

Peggy Nabunya, one of the graduands, speaking to, said the feeling of completing school and graduating is great. “It’s been a long time coming. I’m excited about life after school,” she said.

“It’s been such a pool of opportunities, networking and so many learning experiences. I’ve grown academically but also in other aspects of life like leadership as I am the former guild president,” she added.

La Cabana To Host Launch Of Kampala Restaurant Week

This year’s Kampala Restaurant Week will tee off at the start of August at a glamour launch set to take place at La Cabana Restaurant, located at Speke Apartment on Wampewo Avenue in Kololo.

The 5th Kampala Restaurant Week will take place from 1st-10th Aug 2019. And in a period of ten days, 40 restaurants will showcase their three-course meals from which revellers will choose the best.

The restaurants have been group into two categories - Casual Dining Restaurants and Signature Dining Restaurants.

Casual Dining Restaurants will offer Starters at UGX 15K, Mains at UGX 25K and Desserts at UGX 15K while Signature Dining Restaurants will offer Starters at UGX 20K, Mains at UGX 35K and Desserts at UGX 20K.

La Cabana Restaurant which will be hosted the launch will be showcasing their Brazilian and Chinese cuisines in the Signature category. All Mains in all Restaurants will be served with a complimentary Tusker Lite Beer.

Victoria University To Host Secondary School Students At Open Day

Secondary school students from various schools will converge at Victoria University to get career tips from professionals and experts in numerous fields and walks of life. This will be on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at the Victoria University backyard.

The University said the theme for this year is ‘unlock your future’. Each year Victoria University hosts students from select secondary schools to visit and tour the university campus and facilities.

The University also invites seasoned experts and academicians to share with the youngsters career guidance opinions that are intended to inform the learners about life after high school.

The open day gives an opportunity most especially to students looking for post-secondary education to get great tips from the experts in terms of career guidance. Tips range from choosing the right course, life skills, entrepreneurship among others.

The open day returns at a time when the University’s August - September intake is ongoing. Entrepreneurs, media personalities, comedians, academicians among other professionals will make presentations at the open day.

At the open day, students and parents are given tips ranging from choosing the right courses, life skills, and entrepreneurship among others.

Last year, Doreen Kanyesigye, an inspiration speaker encouraged the youngsters to develop special abilities to deal with people effectively regardless of how times change, have great inter-personal skills, emotional intelligence and ability to solve problems the world is facing.

“You should have the ability to solve problems, not the ability to show us your triple As and excellent grades - that would open up doors for you. That is what will make you indispensable,” she said.

“When you have this skill of critical thinking, you are able to step back and understand that this challenge you are facing is not here to kill you. With critical thinking, you will understand that the challenge is here to empower you. You then find a solution to jump over it.” she added.

James Walusimbi, a Human Resource Consultant at NFT Consults, advised students to always think differently and think beyond what has been provided to them if they are going to succeed in life.

In her speech, Mariah Peggy Nabunya, the Guild President of Victoria University advised students to always do their best in every aspect of life. She said they should always have an extra plan in case plan A fails. “Have plan B, C and D. have many plans just in case plan A fails. That is how the world works nowadays.”

The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishnna N. Sharma, said students must look beyond class work performance and look at providing solutions to the world.

‘If I don't solve your problem, even if I scored 99 percent, it will be useless but if I solve a problem, even if I scored 50 percent that is fine. This is what you are going to learn here at Victoria University, solving problems.

We will be building your profile. We will be working on your attitude because at the end, the outcome of higher education to improve your knowledge, skills and attitude. It is this attitude that is going to contribute up to 80 percent of your success.” Dr. Sharma said.

Victoria University Crowns Miss, Mr University

This year’s Miss and Mr Victoria University were Saturday evening crowned at a pompous event which took place at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Achan Nhial Bol, a student of bachelor of nursing sciences, and Robert Ssekamaanya, a student of Science in Oil and Gas, were respectively crowned Miss and Mr Victoria University.

Leah Kagasa, the reigning Miss Uganda, led a panel of judges who presided over the pompous function. Six female students made the finale for Miss Victoria University while only four males made the finale for Mr Victoria University.

Also Miss and Mr congeniality, popularity, creative and culture were recognized and awarded.

The event's sponsors included Speke Resort Munyonyo, Mpaka Records of Ykee Benda, International School of Modeling, Joram Model Management, Calabash Spa and Saloon, Yvonnetash, Awesome Beauty Parlour, and NBS TV.

CBA Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show Set For July Return

The most coveted classy auto show is back for the 8th year running and will take place on July 27th, 2019 at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel under the theme, “Love of Machines” to capture the beauty marks and celebration of automobiles across the Pearl of Africa.

Speaking to the press at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba, the Chairman and founding member of the CBA Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show promised revelers a more fun-filled, competition led event ,bigger and better than has been the case in the previous shows.

“Consistency and innovation continue to be key drivers of success for the CBA Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show and this year, we are definitely taking things a notch higher. For starters, we now have four new categories; Best Mechanic, Best Garage, Best Collectibles and Best upcountry entry award.

This makes the competition more exciting and more inclusive in addition to the already existing categories making a total of 25 prizes categories up for grabs. The regional participation is growing and this year we expect more entries from the rest of East Africa.

To further add spice to the show, Uganda's most loved vintage musical group, Afrigo Band will treat our revelers to the serenading ballards of yester years. A nail biting competition of A-listers from across East Africa, topped by nice music and fine meals should be a heavenly experience"

Speaking on behalf of the event sponsors, the Managing Director, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) Uganda, Mr. Anthony Ndegwa expressed the sponsors’ gratitude to the show hosts for the opportunity to be part of the growing auto show legacy and urged the public to support the campaign to celebrate the machines.

“We are pleased and excited to be part of the 8th edition of the CBA Uganda Vintage & Classic Auto Show and look forward to having an even more successful event than the previous shows. Many events or shows fail to make it to just the 5th year and this show will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary!

That says something about the organizers and the general public which continues to show its love and appreciation for this unique event. I therefore urge all automobile lovers to come be part of the most thrilling event of the year and also call upon other corporate companies to join us and support this unforgettable auto show and the ones to come. ”

As has been tradition, the show will be preceded by a thrilling snail trail showcasing the competing cars on the eve of the event, July 26th, 2019 slowly parading through the streets of Kampala to Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gardens and this will be organized in partnership with Uganda Police to ensure security and non-interruption of traffic on the chosen route.

The show is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa Uganda, Sheraton Hotel Kampala,NBS TV who will live stream the event and Singleton.

We are pleased to inform our customers that this year Afrigo Band, the best band in Uganda will be the entertainer for the event. The show is endorsed by the Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU), Nairobi`s Concours d`Elegance and Federation of Motor sports Union (FMU).


Victoria University To launch Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Programs

With the ever growing global trade practices, logistics and transport are becoming an integral part of doing business, international. To complete the circle, high learning institutions are teaching these subjects to professionalize the trade.

Victoria University which in April was accredited as a member of the International Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is set to launch Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Programs on 23rd May 2019 at Kabira Country Club.

Faridah Ashaba, a Ugandan female pilot is expected to be the guest speaker at the launch. Ashaba is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambino Life Foundation, an organization that focuses on promoting girl child education, creating awareness about children living with disabilities and providing a sustainable environment to children living in orphanages.

Ashaba plans to use the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and her profession as a pilot to inspire more ladies to join the industry and take up the opportunities in the sector and expand their horizons.

Under the faculty of business and management offers courses related or requires logistics and transport services. They offer courses like Bachelor of international business, bachelor or diploma in procurement and logistics, short courses export trade promotion.

From these courses, students acquire knowledge and skills required for efficient acquisition and disposal of organization resources. This program covers a broad spectrum of areas within the field, such as procurement, logistics, and transportation.

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