Prof. Opuda-Asibo John sworn in as 3rd Victoria University Chancellor.
Good working education systems are essential. Let's strive to create a sustainable education system which is better than individuals
Victoria University governing council has sworn Prof. Opuda-Asibo John as the new Chancellor. The former Deputy Chancellor of Kyamvogo University becomes the university's 3rd Chancellor taking over from Prof Martin Alika who has served the university for 7 years.
In his inaugural speech, Prof. John says that over the years he has admired Victoria University's tenacity and commitment to quality, and that he looks forward to work with the university which he added gives him an opportunity to build a legacy in the education sector.
"It's not every time that one gets the opportunity to be part of those building an everlasting legacy in the education sector. I have followed their progress over the years and I must say I admire their tenacity and their commitment to quality" he said.
Prof John said that while it's important to recognise the impact of untimely pandemics like COVID-19, there is need to maintain university commitment to contribute to the success of higher education through working education systems. He called upon government to prioritize the provision of incentives to private education sector.
"Good working education systems are essential. Let's strive to create a sustainable education system which is better than individuals. I call upon government to prioritize incientives to the private sector as well as supporting research as Universities contribute to the tax base of Uganda" he added.
During the inauguration ceremony held at Victoria University Auditorium on 18th August 2020, The Director, Ruparelia Group of Companies, Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, while welcoming the new Chancellor and appreciating the outgoing one, informed the gathering that Victoria University is in final stages of completing a new campus in Najjera in Kampala which he said will accomodate over 10,000 students with all the required facilities.
"We have a new campus at Najjera on 15 acreas of land and will enroll 10.000 students with all necessary facilities. The University is committed to a better future of education to impact to the society" he said.
The outgoing Chancellor Prof. Martin Alika welcomed the new Chancellor and assured him of continued support while at Victoria University. He said while serving as Chancellor at Victoria University, the university kept it's promise of maintaining academic excellence.
"The Directors assured me that they would do every to ensure the university works at all times to attain academic excellence, iam very happy to note that the university kept their promise. I will provide my support to the Chancellor whenever he seeks me out" he said