Victoria University Gets New Governing Council

Victoria University is one of the fastest growing Universities in Uganda and now it has got a new governing council to drive its agenda.  COURTESY PHOTO Victoria University is one of the fastest growing Universities in Uganda and now it has got a new governing council to drive its agenda.

Victoria University Wednesday sworn-in 14 New Governing Council Members and has sets its eyes on attaining a charter status.

The Council is made up of Joram Kahenano (Chairperson- Specialized in Leadership), Joseph Biribonwa (Vice Chairperson- Specialized in Governance), Rajiv Ruparelia (Member-Representative of Directors) and Dr. Chirag Kotecha (Member-specialized in Health).

Others are Andrew Mwenda (Member- Specialized in Journalism), James Kalebo  (Member-specialist in education), Dr. Mary Kanyiginya  (Member-Specialized in Human Resources), Sameer Thakar (Member- Specialized in Finance) and Dr. Consolata Kabonesa (Member Specialized in Gender/ Senate).

Also on the governing council are Rashid  Ssemambo (Member-Specialized in Law), Dr Lawrence Muganga (Member- Specialized in Education), Mark Serebe (Member as Guild President of the University),  John Bosco Waliraki (Member-  Victoria University staff representative and Katusabe Ssemwezi (Ex-Officio-University Secretary).

The 14 New Governing Council Members were sworn in by Her Worship Agnes Nkonge at Victoria University in Kampala.

The Council Chairperson Kahenano, speaking to journalists after the swearing-in, said the immediate task of the Council is to ensure that Victoria University that is owned by Ruparelia Group of Companies gets a charter status.

Under the Universities And Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 (As Amended In, 2003 And As Amended In, 2006), “Charter” means a charter granted by the President under this Act as evidence that the University meets the requirements and standards of academic excellence set by the National Council. In simple terms, a chartered University is comparable to a Public University.

“We have already made an application (for a charter to the National Council for Higher Education); the Council is going to concentrate on those things that NCHE requires of us. We have looked at the infrastructure and set up,” said Kahenano.

Rajiv Ruparelia, a director of Ruparelia Group said they believe in quality education.

“The beautiful thing with higher education, it has no boundaries, it has no limits. The only limitation is ‘ourselves’ and that limitation will come from the Council and Management on how they wish to drive this University,” he said.

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