New Victoria Univ. guild president unveils plans
Jan 16, 2017
The second year computer science student is full of ideas and plans to put Victoria University on the world map
Peter Isiko was recently sworn in as the new Victoria University guild president, replacing Keith Mugabi.
Isiko, who had served under Mugabi as the Guild Minister for General Duties beat three other contestants to the post.
He is a second year computer science student and prior to joining the university, he attended Busoga College Mwiri and Namirembe Hillside for his secondary education.
Full of ideas and plans to put Victoria University on the world map, Isiko says his starting point will be bridging the gap between the students and the administrators at the university.
"Victoria University is a young and growing university with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures and they thus see things differently. I feel it is important for me to be a go-between the administration and the students, and ease the communication challenges" Isiko says.
He adds that one of the things he will be doing during his reign is to show the world the academic prowess of the students at the university.
"A lot is known about Victoria University but little is known about the students. I want to drag them by the hand and show them to the world what they are capable of" he says.
"We for example want to develop an app in seven days; this app will be in position to solve society challenges. I also intend to introduce the health week for the health science programme and we want a magazine and an online blog for the students. This is all aimed at showing the world the intellectual capacity of the students at Victoria University," Isiko says.
Isiko also wants to introduce an apprenticeship programme for the business administration programme, here; the top three students will win prize money of up to sh1m. The programme is aimed at helping students to apply the skills they learn in class.
Also in his plan is the development of the sports department at the university especially football, swimming and volleyball. "Our goal is to field a team and competitively participate in the inter-university games next season and the students have already started training."
Keith Mugabi, the outgoing guild president says he strongly believes in Isiko and he is confident he will take the university to the next level. "I worked with him in my cabinet and I can say he is very hardworking, aggressive and extremely intelligent. He is the right man for the job" Mugabi said.
Nyaluak James Tiong, a public health student at the university says Isiko is a very social, energetic and innovative young man full of new ideas. "All I can say is that Isiko will do a great job as our guild president" he said.
The acting vice chancellor Joseph Nyakana said the new guild president is a very hardworking and intelligent young man, "I congratulate the students upon voting Peter Isiko, he is no doubt the right man for the job."