The Chancellor of Victoria University Dr. Martin Aliker says they are focusing all their energies on putting in place a unique university not only for people to come and access higher education but to get transformed human beings that think for themselves and ready to provide solutions to life’s challenges.
The astute retired dental surgeon and established businessman who took over chancellorship of Victoria University in 2013 when the University was adopted by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia made the revelation at the University’s third graduation ceremony which took place at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala, last Friday.
“As a University, we are focused on building Victoria University into a Unique university. It is pleasing to see that the vice chancellor and his team are dedicated to achieving this goal. I urge you to maintain these principles and even aim higher,” Dr. Aliker said in his speech shortly before conferring degrees, diplomas and certificates to students who graduated.
“The type and quality of graduates a university produces is reflected in his or her competence. Today, there are many universities but to survive, Victoria University must offer strong programs. Our graduates must meet global standards & be admissible in any university,” he explained.
Dr. Aliker said to be the best Victoria University must earn it. He noted that while Victoria University can acknowledge work being done by other universities, theirs must have an edge by outing better qualified students. “This is our goal and we are determined to attain it,” he vowed.
He tipped graduating students to maintain networks they have made while at school because they will need them in the future. “Take up responsibilities in government, the private sector and other walks of life.”
Over 40 students graduated. In the same light, the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, said they are working at having more programs to be taught at the University. Already Victoria University has rolled out its maters degree program, the two year MBA. He called on students to be good ambassador of the University.
The guild president, Maria Peggy Nabunya, in her speech, said the University has done its best to make students excel. “The University has provided an environment to learn and be able to compete in the job market. To many education is a luxury but at Victoria University, it is not.”