Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Lawrence Muganga has heaped praise onto President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni dubbed Minister of Education and Sports for granting the institution a Charter.
H.E YK Museveni approved Victoria University’s Charter on July 31, 2022, after a series of inspections and visitations by the National Council For Higher Education (NCHE) to establish the institution’s standard.
”We do appreciate and salute the President, the First Lady and Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni, the National Council for Higher Education Executive Director, Prof. Mary Okwakol; and her entire team for recognizing and authenticating the growth that Victoria University has undertaken in the last few years,” partially reads University’s statement appreciating the President.
For some of our readers, a charter is granted to universities that have demonstrated high quality in staffing, teaching and learning, research output, technology and practical-led learning, infrastructural development, and good governance, among other factors.
According to the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act (2001), a charter is granted by the President as evidence that the university meets the requirements and standards of academic excellence set by the NCHE. Furthermore, a chartered university as defined in section 103(a) of the same Act 2001 as amended, is a university comparable to a public university.
Now, President Museveni’s approval makes Victoria University the 11th private university in the country to be chartered, out of 32 private universities in Uganda. This is on top of the other 10 public universities in the country.
With this Charter, Victoria University can now award degrees from Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates and Honorary Degrees…yes, all can now be attained at Jinja Road-based University…pass by, register for that degree and secure your future.