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Victoria University Teams Up With Leading Indian Universities

Victoria University has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with leading universities from Gujarat State in India.

A delegation of officials from Ministry of Education and Gujarati India were at Victoria University campus located at Victoria Towers on Jinja Road in Kampala.

The purpose of the MoUs if to see that universities cooperate in areas of innovation, E-commerce, incubation programmes and technical support to start-ups.

The Indian delegation that visited Victoria University on Monday included Vibhavariben Dave, Minister of State for Education Department, Government of Gujarat, Anju Sharma IAS, Principal Secretary (edu) Government of Gujarat, High commissioner, Indian Embassy, Vice Chancellor, Dr Himanshu Pandya, Paresh Dave, Joint Director-of technical education, Rajesh Patel,  Representative of Marwadi University ( Lead University) and other 10 representatives from India.

Some of the Universities Victoria University has already entered into MoUs with, according to Businesss Focus, include GANAPAT University, MARWADI University and Sankalchand Patel University

The Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said Gujarat State has got 70 Universities but the government chose only top 16 to visit the fast-growing Victoria University.

“We had two categories of collaboration; one with the Ministry of Education where we have a collaboration called I-Hub or innovation Hub, so we have signed an intent of collaboration where we are going to do joint innovations, joint research and sharing resources etc,” he said.

Adding: “We are going to sign more MoUs with other universities tomorrow, we have special  scholarships for Victoria students and alumni and other areas are to explore opportunities  to do joint research, joint publications, exchange of staff and students.”  

Enrolment For 2020 Academic Year Opens At Delhi Public School International

The parents’ desire to have their children acquire the best education is increasingly getting high and the thirst to acquire knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits is as high.

Schools, training centres together with parents are devising for the best educational methods to teach, train, tell stories, discussions and carry out directed research to enrich their students with the right knowledge and skills.

In Uganda, Delhi Public School International (DPSI), the only international school in Uganda teaching India’s acclaimed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), is positioning itself as the place to deliver such an educational package.

The CBSE is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. The CBSE is offered in more than 24 countries globally with over 17, 300 affiliated schools.

The CBSE closely works with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an autonomous organization of the Government of India. In Uganda, as required by law, the implementation of CBSE is regulated and monitored by the ministry of education and sports.

According to DPSI, the CBSE Pathway helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them a lifelong love for learning so they can excel at school, university and work.

And as the academic year commences, DPSI is offering Ugandan parents to bring their children to attain a quality education under the CBSE curriculum. The school announced that the intake for the new academic year 2020 is now open.

To join DPSI, parents are encouraged to call 0759711190 or send an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or physically visit the school admission office at Plot 17 - 25 Saddler Way, Naguru, Kampala, Uganda. You can also apply online on the school's website HERE.

The school has implemented the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (C.C.E.) in all the classes. The CCE scheme envisages that every learner is to be evaluated over the entire period of learning schedule rather than a one-slot three-hour examination at the end of a course of learning.

C.B.S.E, through C.C.E. is aiming at a system of evaluation which does not just mean measurement of the level of learning outcomes but more so an approach for further improving the system.

The curriculum of all the academic subjects as well as a variety of co-curricular activities encourages creativity, aesthetics and adventure. Pre-primary - classes Nursery to Prep, Primary - Classes I to V, Secondary - Classes VI to X and Senior Secondary - Classes XI & XII are involved all school activities.

All students study English, Hindi, Mathematics, EVS/Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Social Studies (History, Civics and Geography) and an optional language (French).

Co-curricular activities include Socially Useful & Productive Work (Art, Music, Dance, Science Club, Eco Club, Astronomy Club, and Literary Club), Physical and Health Education and Computer Education.

Delhi Public School International To Start Teaching Robotics, Coding

Delhi Public School International To Start Teaching Robotics, Coding

Delhi Public School International (DPSI), the only international school in Uganda teaching India’s acclaimed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), will next year in May start their ‘stem and Robotics programme.’

Under these programmes, the school, a member of the Ruparelia Group, said, will teach fundamental engineering concepts, design, building, testing and basics of coding.

“Our school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, high moral standards and the fact that our students strive for excellence in all spheres of school life,” the school of the upcoming projects.

Coding is the process of using a programming language to get a computer to behave how you want it to. Every line of code tells the computer to do something, and a document full of lines of code is called a script.

Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. This field overlaps with electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, nanotechnology and bioengineering.

Delhi Public School International recently had representatives of universities from the UK and Canada offer their career guidance to their students.

“Our students having one on one Career Guidance sessions with representatives from various universities in Canada and the UK. This Career Guidance Fair was organized at DPSI by S3 Education,” DPSI posted on social media with pictures of the career guidance sessions.

Delhi Public School International said that as an international school they have an obligation to prepare their students to be able to make the right academic choices and for that matter, they have engaged some of the best international universities in the world to share their experiences.

Celebrate Valentine's Day In A Special Way At Kabira Country Club

Valentine’s Day, a day on which couples, families and friends come together to celebrate love, happens once a year.

The day is traditionally associated with red hearts, romance, flowers, exchange of cards and other sweet things that express love.

This year, like the years before, Kabira Country Club is celebrating this year’s Valentine’s Day in a special way that will leave customers deeper in love.

To celebrate Valentines’ Day and offer their customers the best of love, Kabira Country Club has unveiled two offers that will thrill their customers.

The first offer, costing $150 is the buffet dinner and accommodation – here customers get to taste the best of the hotel's culinary prowess and retire to the tranquillity of the hotel accommodation.

The other offer is the full buffet but without accommodation at Shs180, 000 – here the customer gets to enjoy a meal their loved ones. They also get a welcome drink and a glass of champagne or wine per couple.

The hotel management has encouraged their guests to ‘book early because we fill up very fast for such days.’  

Delhi Public School International Learners Get Career Guidance From UK, Canada Universities

Many times, young students make wrong academic choices especially when it comes to the courses they are to study at university. These wrongly chosen courses equally lead these students to careers they don’t like or have talents to excel.

To avoid, Delhi Public School International (DPSI), the only international school in Uganda teaching India’s acclaimed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), had representatives of universities from the UK and Canada offer their career guidance to their students.

“Our students having one on one Career Guidance sessions with representatives from various universities in Canada and the UK. This Career Guidance Fair was organized at DPSI by S3 Education,” DPSI posted on social media with pictures of the career guidance sessions.

Delhi Public School International said that as an international school they have an obligation to prepare their students to be able to make the right academic choices and for that matter, they have engaged some of the best international universities in the world to share their experiences.

DPSI, a member of the Ruparelia Group, also involves parents ‘in the school planning process because students develop better social skills and improved behaviour when their parents are involved at school.’

“Our school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, high moral standards and the fact that our students strive for excellence in all spheres of school life,” the school in a public statement.

DPSI as a school is both modern and forward-looking, yet remains close to the values on which it was founded.

It has recently invested in world-class laboratories ‘because combining classroom teaching with laboratory experiments ensures students interact directly with the data gathered to get a first-hand learning experience.’

“At Delhi Public School International Kampala, we try to recognize the imperative of imparting an educational experience that is world-class in every respect and which prepares children for global citizenship.

We believe that a curriculum of excellence with a global dimension is central to the education of children to face the challenges of the 21st century with confidence and strength of character,” the school said. 

KISU's Dinner Dance Proceeds To Fund School’s CAS Projects

Kampala International School International (KISU) is organizing a dinner dance at Kabira Country Club Ballroom on February 14th at 7:15 pm onwards.

Proceeds from the social event will fund the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) projects. The cover charge for the dinner dance is Shs100,000.

The Creativity, Activity and Service is one of the three core elements in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It involves students in a range of experiences outside of the classroom.

KISU says a successful completion of CAS is one of the requirements for obtaining the IB diploma. CAS requires students to take part in a range of experiences and at least one project.

The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular experiences, are characterized as creativity that involves exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance, activity that involves physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle and service that involves collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.

The Ruparelia Group owned school adds that CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. At the same time, it provides an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the Diploma Programme.

KISU, established in 1993 as Kabira International School with a population less than 70 students, is home to students from 55 nationalities, some as young as three years old and as old as 20.

The school adopted the English National Curriculum for the Primary School through Year-9 in the Secondary School. After that, the school management says, students, study for the internationally recognized Cambridge IGCSE (examined in Y11) and IB Diploma (examined in Y13).

Steve Lang, the school director, says the curriculum ensures that rigorous educational standards are maintained and that progression of educational experience is monitored.

The IB Diploma is generally regarded as the university entrance programme of choice often preferred above national requirements. “The curriculum has been adapted to reflect the international diversity of our school community and its location in Uganda,” said Lang.

Asked in an interview if managing hundreds of children from the different cultural background is not a hard task, Lang says no, that it is very easy.

“If you can move around say at playtime or lunchtime you will very commonly see different friendship group made of kids from different continents. We are completely color blind and completely inclusive about each other’s cultures,”

In 2019, 21 students graduated with International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) at Kampala International School Uganda. This is the 10th IB graduation at KISU.

This Exotic Dolphin Suites Romantic Dinner Is What You Need This Valentine's Day

Nestled in the peaceful neighbourhood of Bugolobi, a Kampala suburb, Dolphin Suites Hotel has lined up an exotic menu to celebrity love no Valentine’s Day.

The foods on the menu are prepared in a manner that adds extreme culinary value and tastes in a diverse way. And for a paltry Shs120, 000 per couple, you can book a table by the poolside and enjoy a quiet moment to yourselves in the secure private grounds.

The starters on the menu are Diana chicken roll or avocado pineapple salad while the main course has roasted mutton curry (naan, rice), beef wellington (lyonnaise potato & red wine sauce) or paneer tikka masala (naan, rice).

The dessert has fruit custard or ice cream supremacy while the drinks have red wine, white wine, soda or fresh juice.

Dolphin Suites is a well-planned and easily accessible hotel with an expansive array of facilities and services that will surely grant you an unforgettable, blissful stay.

The hotel has spacious accommodation facilities, including one and two-bedroom apartments, all at competitive prices, are fully air-conditioned with direct access telephone lines, separate kitchen, living room and satellite TV.

 

 

Nothing Says Love Than A Relaxing Spa Day At Calabash Spa & Salon On Valentine’s Day

Love and beauty are synonymous in many ways. While these two usually come naturally, it takes an effort to maintain the good looks and be attractive.

And in this month of love, the desire to look perfectly attractive is in high gear for those who treasure the goodness that relationships and love offer.

Now that Valentine’s Day is around the corner, escape to Calabash Spa and Salon which is located at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue with your loved one and enjoy an unforgettable indulgence.

Calabash Spa and Salon is a luxurious spa and salon that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials.

This valentine's season, between 14th – 16th February, every treatment will come with a rose and a free glass of Champagne.

On offer, this season is sweet desires were customers enjoy 45 minutes of lavender sugar scrub in antioxidants and get that extra glow at only Shs75, 000 for a single person or Shs140, 000 for a couple.

Alternatively, you relax with Calabash's classic man-ped duo and enjoy an invigorating exfoliation and hydrating mini foot massage which will soften and hydrate both hands and feet for only Shs100, 000 per person.

And for one hour and forty-five minutes, males can get deep tissue massage along with 45 minutes natural facial for only Shs200, 000.

Valentine’s Day: Lovers To Be Treated To Romantic Dining Experience At La Cabana

La Cabana Restaurant, a multi-cuisine restaurant located at Speke Apartments Wampewo on Wampewo Avenue in Kampala will this Valentine’s Day treat its customers to a romantic dining experience dubbed Cabana’s Valentine Twist.

It will be an intimate celebration of love like no other at Kampala’s premium and ritzy churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda. This year’s Cabana’s Valentine Twist is a combination of good music by saxophonist David Olara and fine food at a cozy atmosphere. 

Cabana Valentine's twist is a celestial like the celebration of the finest cuts of meat, soothing ambience. It provides a perfect opportunity for couples to serenade their love to perfection.

On Valentine’s Day, La Cabana has two offers - Valentine Classic and Valentine Premium – both offering unlimited Brazilian Churrasco.

The Valentine Classic will cost Shs249, 000 per couple and its rich menu will have a sharing starter, bottle of house wine, open salad bar, Brazilian Churrasco Meat (6 cuts of meat until you drop) and sharing dessert.

The Valentine Premium will come at Shs330, 000 per couple with its menu consisting of Sharing starter, sharing starter, a bottle of house wine, open salad bar, Brazilian Churrasco Meat (9 cuts of meat until you drop) and sharing dessert. 

Speke Resort Presents Four Course Valentine’s Day Dinner

Once a year, on Valentine’s Day, you get to celebrate love with the people dearest to your heart in a manner that is befitting. Valentine's Day, globally marked on 14th February, is a recognized commercial celebration of romance. 

And this Valentine’s Day, Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are treating their customers to a special dinner at the Nyanja & Lake Terrace Restaurants that evening, starting at 7 pm.

The four-course dinner will cost Shs150, 000 per person. Apart from the sumptuous food, an assortment of entertainment and fun activities are lined up to make the special day memorable for the guests.

It will be a celebration of love as live music performers serenade the night away to set the mood right. Complimentary glasses of juice and wine will be on the house.   

Members of the public stand a chance to win a special dinner this Valentine’s Day with your loved ones at the Lake Terrace restaurant; to participate, you can drop your business card or contact details at the Speke Resort reception in Munyonyo.  

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