Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

INTERVIEW: I Want To Be A Better Woman – Miss Victoria University

Many young girls out there struggle to identify their purpose in life or fear to go for their dreams because they lack self belief or people with them don’t believe in them yet for Namuli Precious Priscilla being surrounded by good people at Victoria University Kampala was a turning point as she explains in this Interview with EARTHFINDS a few weeks after emerging as Miss Victoria University.

Congratulations for emerging winner of Miss Victoria University (VU) Kampala, please tell us about yourself – who are you?

My name is Namuli Precious Priscilla, a foundation student at Victoria University. I am a true Ugandan that loves and believes in God.

What do you like about Victoria University?

Victoria University is a place I could call a second home. It has all the suitable conditions that one needs to read, learn and excel. I got to meet people from different countries and I’m actually getting along pretty well, as I learn new languages too. All I can say is that it’s the place to be for a start to success.

What does it feel like being Miss Victoria University?

Oh! Well, I should say, I feel like a Queen already and this is such a good feeling because I know people are expecting a lot from me, which I’m ready to give as well.

What inspired you to join Miss Victoria University?

During my time in high school, I always told my friends that I wanted to become Miss Uganda and that one day they would see me among the contestants. I wasn’t really serious about it but I had it in mind.

My friends always said that I would need to go to the gym for like a year in order for me to contest and we always just ended up laughing it off. But when the pageant came up, students of the university told me to contest but I was scared, I had never done such a thing.

Though I liked things like that (pageants), I didn’t think I would see myself contest. Everyone around me saw the potential in me and I ended up in the contest. Now that I was already in, I knew there was no turning back, I had to make everyone that believed in me proud, so that pushed me to do all that I could.

What have you learned from Miss Victoria University competition?

I’ve learned not to undermine any single thought or dream in life because it could be your start off point to success. I’ve learned not to let anyone discourage me for as long as I have the potential to do something.

How is Miss Victoria University changing your life?

Being Miss Victoria University, I’m more like a leader now. I’ve always been the down to earth type of girl but now almost the whole country has read about me in the news papers. I’ve met different people now, people I didn’t ever think I’d meet in my life, so its such a big change in my life.

Is your family supportive of your decision to participate in a beauty pageant?

Oh yes! My parents are my biggest push in this. My dad always helps me out in case I have to talk to a group of people. He is not in the country but that’s how supportive he is.

My mum too, always around to make sure I look good and to ensure that people get the best and most out of me. My siblings as well, everyone in my family is really supportive about it.

As Miss Victoria University, What do you intend to achieve as a person and for the university?

I intend to better myself as a woman and as an individual, to take up any opportunity that comes my way because being Miss Victoria University has opened doors for me. I’m obviously the face of the University now and so I plan to take it to another level, encourage other vacists to join me.

How do you plan to manage time between reading books and performing your role as Miss Victoria University?

As they say, there’s always time for everything, if I’m needed in class for a lecture, I’ll always be there and I’ll also serve my duties as Miss Victoria.

What would be your priority objectives that you would want to achieve during your reign as Miss Victoria University?

My first priority would be to let the females in the university stand out and be able to speak up. I would also want to be able to forward students' problems, issues and concerns to the administrators for a better stay at the University.

 

Victoria University Signs MoU With Wizarts Media

Victoria University Kampala has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wizarts Media to enable the University’s journalism students to benefit from constant industry engagement through apportioned working hours at the broadcast production house.

Victoria University students pursuing a Bachelor, Diploma and Short Courses of Journalism and Media Studies will also benefit from Wizarts Media experience to build their skills and create industry networks from which they will build a career in journalism.

Wizarts Media is a 360 media warehouse where our students will obtain total media experience throughout their academic life at the University, said Pamella Magino, Victoria University's Marketing & Recruitment Specialist.

Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fred Kasirye, said Wizarts Media will offer internship placements and skills trainings to students. “I can say our degree in Journalism and Media Studies is on the road for value addition. Students will work two days of every week starting next semester while they also study. This is a good selling point,” Kasirye said.

 Joseph Nyakana, Victoria University’s registrar in his opening remarks said that with this agreement and collaboration, students will be able to relate to the real world. “Students will be able to build their research and knowledge skills,” he said.

The MoU signing ceremony was witnessed by Marlie Keishamaza, a student of Bachelors in Journalism, Imam Shaffi, a Marketing Consultant, Fred Kasirye, the Dean of Humanities, and Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the Vice Chancellor.

Wizarts Media was represented by Sam Bunya the Operations Officer and Tisha Mperize - Sales and Marketing representing the CEO of Wizarts media. Sam Bunya said the partnership is a wonderful opportunity to impact the people of media.

How Computers Are Aiding Learning At Kampala Parents’ School

In this digital era, schools are increasing deploying computers as tools to facilitate their students learning. And schools like Kampala Parents’ School have done this precisely and have seen the positive results it can yield.

The School’s computer - child ratio, estimated at 2-1, provides an opportunity for children to acquire independence and competence, which can be applied across the whole curriculum. The School’s Principal Daphne Kato explains that science activities in early grades of school are what lay groundwork for student’s learning.

“At Kampala Parents’ School, we believe that a good computing capability is an essential skill for life. Our aim is to develop, maintain and stimulate pupils’ curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Computing and to encourage pupils to have open, inquiring minds and to perceive Computing in the context of a wider body of knowledge.

“Our computer suite uses dual-boot computers so children can learn Windows. Children also learn how to best use the internet for learning, at the same time as keeping themselves safe. Our aim is to create digitally literate citizens as well as highly skilled users of technology,” the Principal said.

Daphne Kato explains that young children learn by being actively involved in the process, through exploring and experimenting, through copying and acting out.

Kampala Parents’ School believes that hands-on research through laboratory experimentation is the best way to introduce pupils to scientific inquiry- the process of asking questions and conducting experiments – as a way to understand the natural world, which is the foundation of science education.

While they advance the use of technology to deliver their education, the school has not withdrawn the traditional methods of teaching. The school’s emphasis on neat handwriting and reading are some of the basic skills they are deploying in classrooms.

“We help our pupils in writing improvement and ensure that they have lots of opportunities to read in lots of different contexts. We train the pupils to be proactive and fast thinkers so that they can handle this ever demanding and fast changing world.

With state of art learning facilities, your child has plenty of options to attain skills, ranging from computer and science lab. Our Admission are ongoing bring your child to register today.” Daphne Kato stated.

Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo Gets Guest Review Award

Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo and Speke Resort and Conference Center go into the weekend into celebratory mood after receiving news that they are the proud winners of Guest Review Award, a prestigious global award from Booking.Com.

Ajit Singh said the award is based on the reviews from guests on Booking.com, a digital booking agency based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Every day, more than 1,550,000 room nights are reserved on e-commerce platform.

“It's a great feeling to know that our guests have given us good reviews which shows that we have met their expectations and our guests have enjoyed the facilities and services,” Singh commented.

Every year, Booking.com celebrates properties with an average review score of 8.0 and above for properties who have ten or more reviews online. “We know these properties have offered great guest experiences, and our Guest Review Awards are a great way to showcase this achievement,” Booking.Com said of the award.

Booking.com said the score is based on all reviews that were published on the website during the 24 months proceeding November 1, 2017. Eligible partners receive an official certificate and a window sticker, as well as the possibility to share this success virtually on social media using a digital version.

Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. Booking.com now employs more than 15,000 employees in 198 offices, in 70 countries worldwide.

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