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Victoria University plans to expandPublish Date: Jan 29, 2014
Victoria University plans to expand
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The Director of Victoria University Sudhir Ruparelia with some of the University Council including Dr. Martin Aliker, Dr. David Byatike Matovu, Joseph Biribonwa, Justice Mary Maitum, James Kalebo, Dr. William Bazeyo, Joram Kahenano and Prof. Sandy Togboa during the official Council inauguration on Friday 24, 2014. PHOTO: Abou Kisige
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By Darious Magara and Ssebidde Kiryowa

The chairman of the board of Promoters of Victoria University Dr. Sudhir Ruperelia, has said they have a big market of students from Uganda and the region resulting from a fast growing population.


Commenting on how they will handle a competitive high education market, he said the student population of those joining higher institutions is big and that their facilities and courses give them an edge.

He told the Newvision after the inauguration of the University new council that they are planning to expand their campus on Jinja Road by building another tower at the former Gapco fuel station which will accommodate more 3000 students.

Dr. Martin Aliker, the university’s chancellor and Dr. Sudhir inaugurated the new council which they said is a solid team.

The nine-man council is chaired by Dr. David Byatike Matovu, a former legislator and chairman board of council of Nkumba University.

The other council members are: Dr. Joseph Biribonwa, Justice Mary Maitum, James Kalebo, Dr .William Bazeyo, Joram Kahenano, and Prof, Sandy Stevens.   

Dr. Matovu said they want to establish a modern institution that will provide practical solutions to people’s challenges based on research.
Students on top of having other modern facilities at campus will benefit from e-learning.

The Vice chancellor, Dr. Stephen Isabalija, said the University has four faculties; business management, humanities, technology, and health sciences. It offers a total of 14 programs.

One of the promoters Rajiv Rupareria said in their three year plan will move some faculties to the former CMI base; land which the University procured recently.
 

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