Can Victoria University Be The University Of Choice For Millennials?

Victoria university is doing all that is in their powers to be the preferred high learning institution in Uganda by making the right investment especially in the teaching staff since it already has the state of art facilities at their jinja road based campus.

Bank rolled by renowned businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, the future of Victoria University is guaranteed if we go by the successes of other education establishments like Kampala Parents’ School, Kampala International School Uganda and Delhi International Public School.

The relationship between Dr. Ruparelia and Victoria University is something Dr. Terry Kahuma, the dean faculty of sciences and technology pointed out during last week’s Victoria University Open Day which was attended by about 1500 secondary school students from different carefull selected schools.

Dr. Kahuma says Dr. Ruparelia hunger to excel as a businessman is catalyzing the development and eventual success of the University.  The dean said that they are ‘driven by Dr. Ruparelia’s vision’ because ‘everything he touches turns to gold’.

Victoria University was founded in 2011 by an English education conglomerate but struggled to take off. Dr. Ruparelia saved the University from failing when he purchased for monies that was not disclosed. He turned it around and now the young university is a leading private University.

At the start of this year, new deans were brought in to revamp the University as consolidate their leadership in the market. Therefore Dr. Kahuma, faculty of science and technology, Dr. Sujaan Negi, faculty of Humanities and social sciences and for business were hired. Dr. Stefan Lawoko, faculty of health science, replaced Dr. Krishna N. Sharma who was made vice chancellor. 

As vice chancellor, Dr. Sharma is committed to turning around the energetic university by introducing new concepts. Already the university is focused on fronting research, innovativeness, publication of research findings and mandatory internship as key tools to churn out already experience graduates ready for the market.

Because we leave in a global village, Victoria University, according to Dr. Sharma, is employing an international approach to their teaching methodologies so that graduates from the university can easily get employed and work outside Uganda.

“We collaborate with international universities in India, Pakistan, Mauritius, Canada and Sweden. We are sending our students to different countries so that they can have international exposure,” Dr. Sharma said.

“Are you going to look for the job only in Kampala, no, we stay in a global village and you should know what is happening elsewhere. We prepare our students for international market,” he explained further. 

Dr. Sharma’s assertions are supported by Dr. Kahuma who said the University is ‘instituted in an international approach with state of the art facilities to deliver high education in an enabling environment to achieve maximum learning outcomes for international and national students’.

“While other universities in Uganda aim at mass education which is characterized by congestion in classes, squeezed spaces, crowded libraries resulting in a pool of poorly educated and underexposed graduates the philosophy at Victoria University is different,” Dr. Kahuma narrated.

The faculty of science and technology which Dr. Kahuma heads was carefully designed to match the skills need by the employers in Uganda and world over. He says the courses offered by the faculty are geared towards enabling students to be self employed and to employ others.

“The courses are also designed to be an innovator and to create products that are useful to the community. We give education will enable students to research more and to be creators,” he explained, adding that the University facilities equip students to attain skills and expectations of a good career.

 

My Focus Remains Research, Innovation, Publication And Outreach, Varsity VC Speaks Out

Victoria University Kampala is the fastest growing young private university in Uganda. It was established in 2011.  It is located at iconic Victoria Towers on Jinja Road at the famous Esso Corner.

Below is an interview we conducted with the new Victoria University Vice Chancellor, a renowned international academician, young innovator and prolific author- Dr. Krishna N. Sharma

Briefly tell us about you as an individual, your record in the academic world and what you bring to Victoria University, now in the capacity of Vice Chancellor?

I am basically an academician and author with medical background. I have more than hundred publications and have supervised more than 60 researches. I have many dreams for the university as a Vice Chancellor, and I am sure I am going to take the University with the help of my colleagues. My focus still remains on research, innovation, publication and outreach.

What reasons attracted you to come and work at Victoria University and how has your background benefitted the University for the time you have been working as dean faculty of health sciences?

It is a young university and here you get an opportunity to “create” history and leave legacy. VU provides good environment, autonomy, research opportunities and nice human resource policy. I don’t see a reason why shouldn’t it attract an academician.

As far as my contribution as a dean is concerned, I brought collaborations, organized free international workshop, and worked on Quality Assurance. There are few other projects coming soon from the faculty of health sciences.

I am happy to share with you that this faculty is now being led by Prof. Stephen Lawoko- an eminent researcher with more than 50 publications and more than 28 years experience in Sweden.

You said when you had just joined Victoria University that it has potential, how does it compare to other international universities in developing countries like Cameroon where you have taught?

It is a new age university with fresh ideas and young energy. Unlike many international universities, it has a very experienced and active university council that gives academic freedom to the academicians.

Our faculty is well qualified and internationally exposed. I think the strongest aspect is that, in VU, we all work as a strong team with same vision and mission.

You have published hundreds of books and research papers; do you see yourself transforming this desire and ability to write to Victoria University students? Are they up to the task, those you have interacted with so far?

Writing is not as difficult as we think. If you have something to valuable to tell, you can be an author. Fortunately, we provide our students international exposure and so they have a lot to share. They are well grounded in research and very active in outreach.

Our deans also have published very good number of researches. I believe that we have already spread the vibe of research and publication. I assure you that you are going to read lot of researches and books from our students in near future.

What unique courses do you have that give you leverage over other private universities? What do you intend to achieve by teaching these courses?

Let me be honest with you. It’s not only the programs but also the delivery of programs and our state of the art facilities that make us different. The curricula of our programs in all the faculties – faculty of health science, faculty of science and technology, faculty of business and management, faculty of humanities and social sciences, and department of oil and gas is totally market driven.

As an academic institution, our responsibility is to train the students so that they may secure their places and succeed. We motivate our students to focus more on gaining knowledge and skills rather than marks and papers.

Victoria University talks of state of the art facilities, what exactly are these facilities, elaborate more?

Though we are located at the heart of Kampala, our building is soundproof to provide a peaceful learning environment. All of our classrooms are fully air conditioned and equipped with smart-board, overhead projector, speakers, computer system etc.

Our student-computer ratio, book-student ratio etc are excellent. We provide free internet and laptop to our students. Our labs are very modern, advanced and fully functional. We have the most advanced and most expensive medical manikin in Uganda.

We also make the environment comfortable for students. We believe more in participant-facilitator relation than student-lecturer relation. Apart from having a nice restaurant, our students have students’ lounge where they can grab their cup of coffee, warm their food in microwave and have discussions.

The August/September intake is just around the corner, why should someone come to study at Victoria University and not any other university in Uganda and the world? And how many intakes do you have in a year and how can someone join the University?

Our lecturers come from both the academic and professional background. They teach our students from their experience in field. We also find mandatory internships for all our students as we have made it mandatory. So when our student completes a program, he or she already has lot of experience and links that may assure his or her success.

We have two intakes in a year, one in January-February and another one in August-September. Our admission process is very simple. I would suggest students to visit our campus and meet our admission officer and career counselor. You can also apply online by visiting www.vu.ac.ug.

We noticed that there are many students coming from outside Uganda – non-nationals – where do you get them and what attracts them to Victoria University?

We have students from various countries of different continents e.g. Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Nigeria, Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia, DRC, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Canada, Lebanon etc. I think, apart from our flexible fees payment system and open door policy; it is our curricula, teaching methodology, facilities, teaching and learning environment, international exposure and international internships that attract them to us.

Do you make as much effort to stay in touch with your international alumni as you do with your home students?

Of course we do! The student-university relation is very unique. If I may use personification, a university should be a students’ mentor. She should not discriminate based on being home students and international alumni.

You have signed some partnerships with international educational institutions, how are students benefiting?

Our partnerships and collaborations are benefiting our students from many aspects. Can you imagine that our clinical sciences students recently saved more than 1,500 USD each as one of our partners provided them a very expensive and modern skill training for free? Our students have many more benefits by our partnerships for research collaboration, student exchange program, staff exchange program, internships etc.

Where do you see Victoria University in five to ten years?

I see Victoria University as the first choice research driven University nurturing a holistic person and contributing to regional and global development.

How Academic Freedom Is Driving Victoria University To Greatness

The new Victoria University (VU) vice chancellor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma has described the young Jinja road based high institution of learning as a new age university with fresh ideas and young energy.

“Unlike many international universities, it has a very experienced and active university council that gives academic freedom to the academicians,” Dr. Sharma said in an exclusive interview with this website, a few days after taking over the VC office.

He added “Our faculties are well qualified and internationally exposed. I think the strongest aspect is that, in VU, we all work as a strong team with same vision and mission.”

“It is a young university and here you get an opportunity to “create” history and leave legacy. VU provides good environment, autonomy, research opportunities and nice human resource policy. I don’t see a reason why shouldn’t it attract an academician.

As far as my contribution as a dean is concerned, I brought collaborations, organized free international workshop, and worked on Quality Assurance. There are few other projects coming soon from the faculty of health sciences.

I am happy to share with you that this faculty is now being led by Prof. Stephen Lawoko- an eminent researcher with more than 50 publications and more than 28 years experience in Sweden.”

The University owned by the Ruparelia Group has the faculty of health science, faculty of science and technology, faculty of business and management, faculty of humanities and social sciences, and department of oil and gas.

The university, during this August-September intake, is currently accepting students for the upcoming academic year.

Dairy Development Authority Supervise Fresh Dairy’s School’s Program

Dairy Development Authority (DDA) officials have on Thursday paid a supervisory visit to the Fresh Dairy school’s program held at City Parents School in Rubaga division.

The on-going Fresh Dairy school’s program is aimed at educating children on nutrition with an inclination towards encouraging the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day’ as a healthy and nutritious snack.

The program which started on 2nd July is scheduled to run the entire 2nd Term and will be held in 350 primary schools in Kampala, Mukono and Entebbe.

The Dairy Development Authority (DDA) is mandated with performing regulatory and dairy development services for stakeholders in the dairy sector in Uganda.

The Dairy development function supports the development of the dairy sector into a sustainable, competitive and vibrant sector as well serving as an advisor to government on dairy industry development policies and legislative measures in respect to the provision of linkages between research, extension staff and support to dairy farmers.

While the regulatory services function offers a basis for policy and advocacy activities in terms of evidence based, appropriate, affordable and culturally sensitive dairy practices.

Musa Kubula, Principal Dairy Development Authority Officer Representative said, ‘DDA’s participation in Fresh Dairy’s school program is to ensure that we start work ahead of time to encourage milk consumption in Uganda.

Currently, Uganda has a very low milk consumption of 60 litres per person per year, which is too less compared to the World Health Organization recommendation of 200 litres per person per year.’

Kubula further said that DDA would like to see a gradual increase of milk consumption to happen over the coming years, which will in turn increase on the farmer’s income from raw milk sales to the processors.

Kubula also noted that on DDA is also working with other processors that promote milk consumption everywhere to ensure that the general milk consumption among people in Uganda is increased.

Caroline Muchobia, Health and Nutrition Manager Fresh Dairy said, ‘The Fresh Dairy school’s program is informed by the prevalence of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age in Uganda that is persistently high with over 38percent of them suffering from chronic malnutrition (stunting), 16 percent being underweight (low weight-for-age) and 6 percent are suffering from acute malnutrition (wasting, or low-weight-for-height).

The Fresh Dairy school program is therefore an intervention initiative that uses edutainment in form of an engaging show, theatre, song and dance to educate children on nutrition and the benefits of consuming 1-Yoghurt-a-Day.’

Muchobia said, ‘One of our key priority areas at Fresh Dairy is Health and Nutrition. We do this through:

  • Promoting healthy nutrition through educational programs and services for both parents and healthcare professionals.
  • Establishing common goals to measure improvement in dietary habits and improvement of short and long term health.
  • Investing in scientific research in the field of nutrition, and working with healthcare professionals to develop innovative solutions to help improve the health of current and future generations.

The Deputy Head teacher City Parents School, Paul Richard Kasadha thanked Fresh Dairy for running the school’s program that will go along-way in helping children learn more about the benefits of having a balanced diet, and more especially, the importance of including dairy products as part of their daily meals.

 

Kansai Plascon Acquires Sadolin Paints Uganda

Kansai Plascon Africa Limited, a subsidiary of Japan based Kansai Paint Co, has concluded its agreement to purchase the Sadolin Paints operations in Uganda and other East African countries.

This was announced by Sadolin’s Managing Director Chris Nugent during a press briefing at the Plascon Factory in Namanve.

Kansai Paint is a global company with major operations in Japan, China, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Its product offering covers the decorative, industrial, protective coatings and automotive segment. It has research and development facilities in Japan, India and South Africa.

“We are thrilled at this acquisition. Through it, we will be able to tap into Kansai’s strong brand heritage, global technical capability, and trusted performance, providing us new capabilities, access to technology and knowhow which is very key in continuing to drive growth for this brand,” said Chris Nugent.

Speaking about the rationale for the acquisition Wim Bramer, MD Kansai Plascon East Africa said that this acquisition signals Kansai Plascon’s commitment to global expansion.

“East Africa is one of the fastest growing regions on the continent, with a rapidly emerging middle class, increased spending power, growing urbanization therefore, this is a good time to launch into a market that will need our wide range of products to enhance their lifestyles while also increasing our global footprint.” 

The acquisition will see no changes in top management and any other positions at Sadolin. The company will continue to operate as optimally as it has been with the current employee base.

Chris Nugent who stays on as Managing Director says this acquisition will see even better and more efficient output by the paint company which will benefit from new and improved technologies from Kansai Paint which is a top ten coatings company in the world. 

Since establishment in 1963 in Uganda, Sadolin Paints has grown to become the country’s largest paint manufacturer, boasting greater than 50% of the market share. The company manufactures its product line locally and recently set up a $10 million world class plant in Namanve.
Chris Nugent reassures customers that this move will have no impact on current operations but comes with more streamlined operations to serve customers better, more efficiently with the quality product they have come to expect.

“All our local dealerships, stores and shops will remain open to serve you at the same great price you have enjoyed over the years. Over the next few months, as we complete the transition, we shall subject to our contractual commitments, phase out the Sadolin brand from the shelves and encourage our customers to ask for Plascon from their local dealer.” 

Noting that acquisitions and mergers come with uncertainty both from a human resources perspective and an operations perspective, Wim Bramer commented that since Sadolin as a business was already operating impressively, the strategic input would be to enhance and plug into the existing operations to improve efficacy.

“We will only work to expand the already existing high quality technology that we have found in place. Our commitment remains to investing in cutting-edge technology to provide our customers with the best quality paint on the market,” he said.

Our focus is to maintain our place as the leading paint manufacturer in Uganda and East Africa through continuous innovation to best meet the ever changing needs of our customers and remain competitive in the market.

"The Ugandan market can look forward to the Plascon Visualizer mobile phone app which allows people to play and experiment with colours for their homes and projects before they head to the store to place their orders.”

Sadolin has enjoyed a huge presence and dominated the regional paint market. This acquisition will boost Kansai Plascon’s revenue and presence as it seeks to strengthen its position as the leading paint company in Africa.

 

Placing Women At The Centre Stage Of Africa’s Economic Advancement

The inaugural Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum is a new Pan-African flagship initiative launched by the Graça Machel Trust to acknowledge and celebrate the central role women play in shaping Africa’s development agenda and by driving social and economic transformation. The Forum will take place from 9-12 August in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro.

Mrs. Graça Machel says, “Africa has experienced tremendous development in the last few decades, however a significant gap in the economic advancement of women remains a huge challenge.

Africa is in a second liberation era – the economic liberation. Women can no longer be secondary or marginal, and through Women Advancing Africa the Trust wants to enable women to take centre stage in the economic advancement of Africa.

The Trust is establishing a platform for women to claim their right to sit at the table where the decisions are made and to shape the policies, plans and strategies for our futures and those of the generations to come.”

The Trust is honoured to have H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania and member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment join the WAA Forum to share her insights on issues that will be discussed over the four days. The Forum will consist of interactive sessions organised around three core pillars: Financial Inclusion, Market Access and Social Change.

Inter-generational and inter-sectoral mix of participants attending WAA Forum

With an estimated attendance of 200 participants from across the continent, the WAA Forum will play host to a diverse mix of women and youth representing thought leaders and influencers from the private sector, philanthropy, academia, civil society, government, development agencies and the media who will bring their voices, experiences and ideas to strategize, set priorities and craft a common agenda to drive Africa’s social and economic transformation.

A number of speakers from key economic sectors such as mining & extractives, agri-business, banking, telecommunications, media, healthcare, goods and services will bring their knowledge and expertise to the Forum.

Notable speakers include Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission; Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Vice Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda; and Sheila Khama, Practice Manager at World Bank’s Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice.

A Social Progress Agenda

A series of side events will also be held alongside the WAA Forum on variety of issues including Food and Nutrition, Education and Child Marriage, Leadership and Wellness, to drive home the importance of social change as an integral part of addressing women holistically. 

We are honoured to be joined by Gertrude Mongella, former President of the Pan African Parliament who will be joined by some of Africa’s leading women giants who have shaped the women’s movement in the past and will bring legacy and the future face to face in a gathering at the side of the Forum.

The WAA Forum will also celebrate the diversity of African culture and creativity in all its forms, from language, to design and fashion, to movie making and dance.  This year’s Forum will celebrate African female writers and storytellers who are challenging the status quo, reshaping narratives and developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the creative industries and their role in driving social progress.

Research looking at the Narrative and Economic participation of Women in Africa

A number of reports will also be launched during the Forum. Together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Graça Machel Trust will be launching a study on “The Female Economy in Africa”. 

The study analyses the participation of the women’s work in Africa focussing on gender gaps in the economy, participating in national politics, financial inclusion and sectoral segregation. 

The study provides a baseline to track and measure the progress in women’s economic activity and advancement, with regular updates on the Index being shared.

The Graça Machel Trust’s Women in Media Network will also launch a research report on the coverage and portrayal of women in media entitled: “Women in Media – What is the Narrative?”

The session will be broadcast as a Facebook Live event with interactive participation in the post launch In Conversation series to stimulate a broader conversation about the narrative of women in media as well as other storytelling formats and platforms. 

Announcements will be made on the WAA website www.WomenAdvancingAfrica and the WAA Facebook page www.Women Advancing Africa – WAA, closer to the time.

Another highlight of this year’s inaugural WAA Forum will be the launch of a coffee table book entitled “Women Creating Wealth: A Collection of Stories of Female Entrepreneurs from Across Africa”.

The anthology celebrates women trailblazers in business with a collection of inspirational stories from Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The book features a number of enterprising women from the Trust’s women’s networks and a foreword by Mrs. Machel.  The book can be pre-ordered here (http://SheInspiresHer.com/women-creating-wealth).

A movement of women focused on economic advancement

What makes WAA unique? Mrs. Machel explains, “Women Advancing Africa provides a space to bring together the energy, innovation and creativity of women from all parts of the continent to share solutions to make us stronger, united and unstoppable.

The Forum is really the catalyst to creating a much larger movement of women centred around the economic advancement of women who will collectively shape and drive a development agenda that is measurable and sustainable.”

With a Pan-African footprint spanning 20 countries, the Graça Machel Trust will leverage our women’s networks in Agribusiness, Business and Entrepreneurship, Finance and the Media to work with the larger WAA movement to catalyse the Forum’s agenda into actions with measurable and sustainable outcomes.

To be part of this exciting initiative, you can register here (http://WomenAdvancingAfrica.com) or take up one of the available exhibition or side event options available.

The Trust would like to thank our generous partners who have helped make our vision a reality. Special thanks to The UPS Foundation, the Intel Foundation, American Tower Corporation, and UN Women.  Media partners include: the ABN360 Group, incorporating CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa; the Nation Group and locally based Azam Media Group. T

he WAA Forum’s convening partner, APCO Worldwide has worked closely with the Graça Machel Trust, providing expertise and insights to develop this one-of-a-kind women’s network.  These partners share the Trust’s belief that advancing women economically is crucial to the health and prosperity of African families, communities and nations.

New Varsity VC Promises Research, Knowledge Based Education

The newly appointed vice chancellor of Jinja road based Victoria University, Dr Krishna N. Sharma, has vowed to change the way education is delivered in Uganda by adopting a research and knowledge driven teaching methods.

He was speaking at the Guild Meet and Greet Students Expo over the weekend. The evening event was attended by Victoria University students, management, secondary school students from select schools and other guests.

Dr. Sharma, who brings to Victoria University a wealth of experience having taught in six African countries, the last before coming to Uganda being Cameroon, says students should come out of university with more than a university degree paper but without knowledge.

“Students go to some universities and come out with the paper, not knowledge but the paper, I promise that when you come out of Victoria University, you will have the paper, you will have the knowledge, and you will have research papers publications,” he said.

The senior academician who has published over 200 publications in the medical field revealed that the University has international collaborations for international internships.

“Just compare a person coming out of university with say a bachelor of computer science and you coming out of Victoria University with a degree, published research papers, knowledge, international internship and innovations,” he boosted.

Victoria University seems to be walking the talk. The guild president Peter Isiko and six other students from the faculty of ICT showcased a mobile security app they called Nisaidiewhich will help users in times of emergencies and in the fighting crime.

“Each and every student in the faculty who presented a paper had an idea. At the moment, students are getting free mentors, free facilities. So when they go out of Victoria University, they have their business setup.”

“What I want you to do is think out of the box, do what you love to do but again there is a difference between what you want to do and what you want to be.” Dr. Sharma said in a message directed to some of the secondary school students who were in attendance.

He encouraged high school students who attended the evening event to always visit Victoria University for career guidance. Guests who turned for the event toured the school facilities and interacted with the University teaching staff.

Improve Your Skills, Work Performances With These Short Courses

In Uganda, many employers don’t offer refresher courses to their employers. This is most dangerous in a dynamic society like the one we are living in now.

Skills, technology and general of doing things is fast changing therefore for anyone to remain relevant in the current workforce atmosphere must replenish themselves with new knowledge.

As an individual, you should look for opportunities to upgrade and train in fields and professions. You don’t have to take on a diploma or degree course which will take you two or four years to complete.

These short courses at Victoria University ranging from two to four weeks will do you just fine. These short courses leaves you with enough time to be at your workstation as you can undertake them on the evening or weekend programs.

Victoria University stands out as a pivot of academic excellence offering fresh and intellectually thriving environment that nurtures critical and progressive thinkers and pushes pedagogical boundaries.

The university offers a wide range of Marketable courses tailored for the market, we encourage innovation and creativity through research. Make your choice below.

 

 COURSE

Start Date

Duration

Fees

1

Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies

 

 

 

a

 Certificate in Oil and Gas Management

June 2016

7-8 Weeks/Weekends

1,400,000

b

IOSH Managing Safety Certification Course

23rd – 28th May 2016

Day programme

$1,600(+20 appln fee)

c

The Institute of Env. Management & Assesment(IEMA)

16th – 21st May 2016

Day programme

$2,520

2

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

 

 

a

Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management

16th May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

 b

Certificate in Research methods and report writing

16th May 2016 

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

c

Certificate in Data presentation and analysis

16th May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

d

Certificate in Public Relations Analysis

16th May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

e

Certificate in Strategic Records Management

16th May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

f

Short course in English (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level.

 

23rd May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

3

Faculty of Science and Technology

 

 

 

 a

Certificate in Computer Applications

16th May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

b

Certificate in Mobile Applications Development

13th June 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

 c

Certificate in Computer Graphics and Animation

24th July 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

5

Faculty of Business and Management

 

 

 

a

Certificate in Accounting and Book Keeping

16th May 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

b

Certificate in Banking and Finance

6th June 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

c

Certificate in Procurement and Logistics

4th July 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

 

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

 

 

 

 

Weekend Programme

 

 

 

a

Short Course in Public Health (SCIPH)

21st May-4th June 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

900,000

b

Resource Mobilization and Advocacy for Healthcare

21st May-11th June 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

600,000

c

Customer Care in Health

 

4th -25th June 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

500,000

d

Short Course in Public Health (SCIPH)

9th-30th July 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

e

Financing Health Care -Principles of Health Insurance

 

6-27th August 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

500,000

f

Short Course in Public Health (SCIPH)

3rd-24th September 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

800,000

g

Health Records Management and Health

 

9th-29th October 2016

5 Weeks : 5:30PM-8:30PM

500,000

 

Evening Programme

 

 

 

a

Basic Life Support (BLS)-For health care providers

9th-13th May 2016

 

600,000

b

Basic First Aid for non-health professionals

16th-20th May 2016

 

400,000

c

Basic Life Support (BLS) For Pre hospital providers

 

25th-29th July 2016

 

500,000

d

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support(ACLS)

 

12th -23rdSeptember 2016

 

$400

e

International Crisis and Mass Disaster Management

 

3rd-14th October 2016

 

1,000,000

f

Social Media and web-based interventions for health

 

7th-11th November 2016

 

450,000

 

Schools Must Concentrate On Comprehensive Physical Development Of Children

Parents, school administrators and children have to work together for the comprehensive physical development of children, educationists say. In building a wholesome all around child, compassion, love integrity, cleanliness and above all discipline play key roles in achieving this goal.

“As children grow, at Kampala Parents’ School, we emphasize three important domains, these are: Affective, Cognitive and Psycho-social stage. Affective deals with spiritual emotions. Cognitive is to do with mental process including how people think, perceive, remember and learn. Psycho-social stage is all about developing muscles. Learning is developed by physical skills such as movement, coordination and manipulation.

“In order for the mentioned domains to be realized, the triangular working relationship has to be focused. The parents, the staff and children have to work together to achieve the required goals. Furthermore, in building a wholesome all around child, compassion, love integrity, cleanliness and above all discipline. We believe that discipline is the key to success. We train our children to observe all of them.

“At Kampala Parents’ School, we believe that learning through play works because children are more likely to remember lessons if they enjoy them, and they are more likely to show enthusiasm for learning if they have fun at school.

“For example, if children learn about the planets by singing a fun song about them, they will likely remember that song and the information they learned. Ongoing research also shows that playful teachers can increase their students’ long-term academic performance.

Our highly trained teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. Through ongoing communication, parents and teachers can help each child become fully prepared for and excited about kindergarten.

Our approach is grounded in accepted research on how children learn best. Children experience the deepest, most genuine learning through play and fun activities lovingly guided by highly trained teachers.

Kampala Parents’ School is co-led by an education director who work together with teachers to make sure every family has a wonderful experience. This distinctive model also ensures children are known and appreciated for their individual gifts and personalities.

Young children who learn through play are more capable of making their own decisions, advocating for themselves and using creativity to solve problems as they grow. During play, children link old thoughts with new, build new experiences and access knowledge.”

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.

 

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