In recent times, sports has shifted from being a pastime activity to a very profitable adventure. Many youths locally and globally are reaping big from their talent. It is even much better if the talent is backed with a good education.
As a way of nurturing and promoting talent, Victoria University engages high school students at a highly competitive and entertaining Victoria University High School Championship. This year, according to the university, it returns big and better.
The University’s marketing and recruitment specialist, Abdu Salaam Kalanzi, revealed in an interview that close to 70 schools have been invited to take part in the championship that will take place on 24th June 2017 at Kampala International School (KISU).
Kalanzi said 20 or 30 of the 70 invited schools are expected to accept the invite. Last year 10 schools participated in the one day event. Students will compete in football, basketball and volleyball. “We want to build Victoria University brand through sports enhancement.” Kalanzi said, explaining why they are engaging high schools.
Over 1000 students participated and cheered their competing friends last year. Mount Saint Mary's College Namagunga were announced overall winners beating off competition from City High, Entebbe SS, Turkish Light Academy, Bethany High, East High Ntinda, Nalya SS, Ntinda View, St Michael Ssonde and St Maria Gorreti Katende.
Victoria University is a leading private University located at the heart of Kampala city academic excellence at a fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers
The University offers courses covering business and management, humanities & social sciences, science and technology and health sciences. The University is committed to the advancement of higher education in the country and the East African region by establishing exemplary, specialized and employment-oriented education.
Victoria University in conjunction with Youth Power Group 6th May 2017 at Kampala Parents' School held the Youth Sports Gala.
“At Victoria University, we believe that a healthy nation is always a wealthy nation. Therefore, it is necessary to put emphasis on sports. We believe that both Physical and Mental wellbeing are the prerequisites of great achievements in man's life.” The University said in a statement.