It was open day at Victoria University on Friday, 11th August that saw over ten schools from various regions of Uganda brave a heavy afternoon downpour to turn up to the event.
Speaking to the throng of students, Terry Kahuma, Dean of the university had this to say: “It is a momentous occasion for us here at Victoria University to hold open our doors and invite to tour the campus and see the facilities that we have to offer prospective students like yourselves. If you decide upon Victoria University, you will enter into a learning environment that is unique and very different from what is offered at the other universities.
Linda Muhammad, a 6th form student at Nabisunsa School had this to say of her visit: “I was really impressed by the facilities at Victoria University. In fact the rest of my colleagues felt the same way. I think that they offer a much better educational environment than the other universities we have visited. It is just so clean and well organised and as I want to study nursing, as soon as I walked into the department, I knew Victoria University was the campus for me!”
Apart from Mr. Kahuma, Dr. Sujaan Negi, who heads the humanities and social sciences department and Vice Chancellor Dr. Krishna N. Sharma who addressed the visiting students, a number of motivational speakers were on hand and they included Samuel Bakutana, CEO Inspired Leaders, comedians Kenneth Kimuli aka Pablo and Daniel Omara
In one of his skits, Omara pointed out that, opportunities will always come knocking and if you don’t grasp them when they come, by the time you realise what’s happened, your opportunity would have been grasped by somebody else who didn’t dillydally. “A university education is good for you and I believe from what Dr. Sharma told you earlier on, that Victoria University is the right campus for you to come to.”
At Victoria University, it’s always the norm to organize students’ engagement workshops to give them an insight into university education and the wide array of courses that the university has to offer.