Ten students in each district stand a chance to benefit from the recently launched Ruparelia Foundation Scholarship Scheme at Victoria University Kampala.
The scholarship scheme is being financed by businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia who is also the proprietor of Victoria University located on Jinja road in Kampala.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general Justine Kasule Lumumba, in a letter to all district leaders in the country revealed the good development.
“Victoria University is awarding 10 slots to the NRM at every district for the 2018 intake, which commences February/March 2018,” she wrote in a letter to all district leaders.
“The scholarship shall be available once the applicant submits the application forms duly endorsed by the NRM Secretariat.” She further wrote in the letter.
The scholarship covers 50 percent of tuition fees of the students intending to take up degrees and diplomas for the academic year 2017/2018.
Lumumba asked district chairpersons to identify at least 10 deserving students from within the districts who have capacity to pay 50 percent of the tuition fees in addition to other functional and administrative fees as may be required by the university.
The scholarship scheme is intended to make quality of higher education affordable and promote equity in communities by supporting talented students acquire the necessary academic qualification.
Accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council (UNMC), Victoria University has been operational for the last 7 years.
The institution boasts four Faculties (Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences) and one department (Petroleum and Gas Studies).