Kenj Nabirye

Kenj Nabirye

Victoria University Comes Of Age As Oil & Gas Trainer

The effort to train Ugandans who want to work in the growing oil and gas sector at Victoria University is getting stronger each year as the university continues to strategically put itself in the desired position.

The university is already offering courses like Certificate in Oil and Gas Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry and Bachelor of Science in Oil & Gas Accounting and Science in Oil and Gas.

Excelling at teaching these courses is making Victoria University the leading oil and gas training institution in the East African Region.

“We have been training professionals for the oil and gas industry as well as businesses and organizations whose activities intersect with the industry since 2014,” vice-chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma said.

This achievement has attracted the attention of the government which has recognized the learning institute as a key stakeholder in oil and gas capacity building and training with the availability of both short and long courses.

Victoria University participated in the development of the Workforce Skills Development Strategy and Plan (WFSDSP, 2015). The WFSDSP identified the demand and supply of skills to enhance Uganda’s local talent in the Oil and Gas Sector

Dr. Sharma said the university has collaborated with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and international oil companies in Uganda and conduct field trips in the Albertine Graben to ensure graduates are up-to-date with developments in the oil and gas sector.

"We are the only University in Uganda and the East African region that has partnered with Coventry University (UK), a leading Centre of Excellence in Oil and Gas Training and International Accreditation.

"Victoria University in association with Coventry University (UK) are implementing the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project (ARSDP) on curriculum development, training and international accreditation in four petroleum-related construction trades at UTC Kichwamba,”

Rajiv Ruparelia Recognized At India Day

For his exploits in motor rally sport this year, youthful businessman Rajiv Ruparelia was recognized at the India Day with the Indian Achievers’ Award 2019 for the Upcoming Sports Personality award.

The event, organised by the Indian Association of Uganda, recently took place at Kololo Airstrip.

Rajiv has managed to win two out of the three motor rallies he has been part. On his debut in May, he came out second.

And for that success inside the cockpit, Rajiv was promoted to Club Man Rally Championship (CRC) category in National Rally Championship (NRC) races this season.

“I decided to join rallying just to feed my strong passion for motorsport. But also I want to have fun. And rallying is not something you just wake up and take on. I decided to join a rally school to get myself equipped with some experience,” he revealed recently. 

Victoria University Enters Into Partnership With Cricketers

Just days after forming a super partnership with the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA), Victoria University in a bid to promote sports in Uganda has entered into another similar partnership with the Uganda Cricket Association.

In this partnership, the University will help with the psychological performance assessment and analysis of the senior men national team. The selected players visited the University head office for their 1st test.

The association officials said this was unprecedented and that psychosocial analysis important part of the sport. They said this will help players to also prepare for life after playing cricket.

It has also been revealed that as part of this arrangement, Victoria University will also offer 15 scholarships (70% discount on tuition fees) to cricket players - both girls and boys who have finished high school. 

Kabira Country Club Lines Up Vegan Burgers, Braised Beef For Kampala Restaurant Week

The hunt for the best restaurants in the country is on and revelers can make their choices known by voting during the ongoing Kampala Restaurant Week.

Independent and hotel restaurants are doing their best to make sure they impress their customers with the most appealing and tasty menus.

And to outclass their competitors in the Casual Dining Restaurants category, Kabira Country Club, a member of the Speke Group of Hotels, has assembled classic starters, a beefy main course and fruity desert.

For starters, Kabira Country Club is serving their guests Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. These are perfectly grilled chicken satay skewers in the most flavorful marinade served with peanut.

The other starters’ option is the Beef Croquette – a small bread crumbed fried food roll containing grounded spiced beef, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Any of the two choices is served a price of Shs15, 000.

The main course is a little bit adventurous but normal. The hotel is serving a Vegan Burger made of which is a seasoned all natural patty onions and mushrooms, served on a homemade bun.

The alternative is Braised Beef with Pumpkin Mash, slowly braised in a rich gravy served with Pumpkin mash. This all comes at an affordable price of Shs25, 000.

Kabira Country Clubs goes for an Apple Pie for dessert. It is filled with crisp, tart Michigan apples and cinnamon and then baked to crispy flaky perfection and drizzled with caramel. The price for this is Shs15, 000.

The Kampala Restaurant Week is running until 10th August. You can vote for Kabira Country Club HERE.

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