By Andrew Visper
Victoria University one of the leading private University in Uganda vice Chancellor Associate Prof Krishna N Sharma has urged graduands to use the knowledge and skills acquired at the University sto become change agents in society
Associate prof. Sharma made the remarks at the University’s 4th graduation that saw 50 students graduate with degrees in various academic discplines was held on Friday at the precious Speke Resort Munyonyo under the theme” Developing Agents of Change”
Associate Prof Krishna N Sharma noted that the graduands were well prepared and are now ready to join and succeed in the job market thus urging them to be good ambassadors of Victoria University in society.
Krishna explained that Victoria University through its different faculties have tremendously done very well including partnering with both the private and public sector to uplift the standards of people and their surroundings through community engagements and inductions.
“In the past one year our students from faculty of Health Sciences worked with Wakiso district to educate the community on the benefits of environmental sanitation as part of our social responsibility to help the society”.
The Vice chancellor also revealed that the University has tremendously increased its research and publications.
He added that soon they will launch new learning centers like in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to teach French and Chinese languages.
He further revealed that the varsity has applied for a charter from National Council of Higher Education.
Dr Ham Mukasa Mulira noted that education is the best investment a parent can give to a child thus thanked Dr Sudhir Ruparelia for his initiative to start the magnificent institution which has since transformed the lives of people.
He added that countries can only develop with well-educated human resource before urging graduands to be knowledgeable, resilient, optimistic, passionate, patience, intelligent, assertive and persuasive in the job market.
“Change agents should be able to communicate ideas clearly and precisely both orally and in writing, we have cases where graduates cannot communicate case orally and in writing”. He said.
Dr. Martin Jerome Aliker the university Chancellor in his remarks urged the graduands to search for opportunities in all corners since the world is full of opportunities and challenges.
The university also awarded the best students Patrick Wafuka with CGPA 4.64, Peggy Nabunya CGPA 4.53 from Faculty of Health Sciences, Allen Shayam CGPA 4.93 from the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Asema Sadam 4.61 from the faculty of Science and Information Technology.