Victoria University Kampala is offering top-quality foundation programmes with the specific aim of preparing prospective students for the intellectual challenges of a university education at university.
Foundation programmes or courses assist prospective students who do not have 'A' level (or did not reach the requisite grades at 'A' level), a Mature-Age Examination Entry Certificate, the IB qualification, or expatriate students from neighboring countries who did not achieve a C++ in the school-leaving examination in their home country to be admitted for a degree or diploma course.
The Victoria University Foundation Programme course is carefully formulated between the support skills needed for academic life and academic subjects needed to sustain university studies, the University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Sharma said.
“The mix of courses offered at Victoria University will set prospective students on a path to achieving their goals of a university education. The university uses a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, small group work, practical lab sessions, and problem-based learning.
The course contents are constantly updated to reflect the fast-changing technologies in the electronic world. This programme is offered as a full-time, one-year intensive programme.
The staff for the Foundation Programme is drawn from lecturers from the East Africa region and beyond and consultants from outside the country. Their wide range of skills, competencies, and strengths will ensure that all students are exposed to a variety of viewpoints, skills, and practical and theoretical knowledge in the pursuit of attaining the knowledge and skills necessary for university admission.
Some of the topics taught by the Programme include Understanding the world today, Study Skills For Academic Life, IT Skills for Academic Study, Foundation Mathematics, Effective Writing & Communication skills and English Language.
The University will grant the University Foundation Programme Certificate to students who, under the conditions laid down in the regulations (University and NCHE), have completed the approved course of study in accordance with the regulations of the University, and have passed the prescribed Foundation Programme examinations of the University.