Victoria University resumes physical classes after Ministry of Education clearance
Written by walusimbi ABDALLAH on March 23, 2021
Victoria University, one of Uganda’s leading institutions of higher education has been given a green light by the Ministry of Education and sports to start conducting physical classes on wards.
The clearance comes with the University’s continued compliance to guidelines and measures put in place to fight the Covid-19 at the institution premises.
In a letter signed by Dr. Jane Egau Okou on behalf of the Education Permanent Secretary addressed to the University Chancellor, Victoria University will from now go ahead to have physical classes for as long as there is no any crowding to endanger staff & students.
“The purpose of this letter, is to emphasize that there should never be any crowding to endanger staff and students. As per the guidance of the HE President, you should ensure adequacy of space for class and strict implementation of SOPs in all areas around the institution by all students. If you have adequate space and can keep all students effectively timetabled in a staggered manner, you should seek the approval of your Governing Council and implement as guided.”
“It is well noted that the university has adequately addressed itself to the matter of compliance to guidelines and measures put in place to fight Covid-19 pandemic.” adds the letter
Victoria University has been holding online teaching classes for all its students since the closure of education institutions under the president’s directive in March last year and will now move to the physical bit after being cleared.
As one of the best universities in Uganda, Victoria University stands out as a Centre of academic excellence. The University offers a fresh and intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinkers.
The university was opened in August 2010 and has the capacity, the facilities and determination to revitalize higher education in Uganda and in the region. It is committed to playing a leading role in bringing and developing high quality, student–centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative and difficult to match.
The University that was started in 2010 was acquired by the Ruparelia Group in 2013.