Robot Science Technology to be Introduced at Victoria University as 50 Graduates are Passed out
Fifty students from Victoria University, have today graduated at the University’s 4th Graduation Ceremony, held at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
The graduands were drawn from the Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences as well as Faculty of Science and Technology.
The graduation was presided over by the Chancellor Dr Martin Jerome Okec Aliker and the Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma as well as Dr. David Byatike Matovu the University Council Chairman, Rajiv Ruparelia the University Director and Hon. Dr Ham Muliira a renowned ICT expert Senior Presidential Advisor on ICT.
Owned by the Ruparelia Group, Victoria University is a premium University accredited by the National Council of Higher Education and Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council.
Recently the university entered into a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to launch an Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport. Victoria University is the 2nd university besides UMI to run accredited programs from CILT, but is the first to run the Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport.
The private-owned Victoria University is to roll out courses in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Speaking at the university’s fourth graduation ceremony at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort on Friday, the Vice Chancellor, Mr Krishna Sarma, revealed that they will be introducing the specialised course soon.
“The faculty is working round the clock to bring in real training possibilities in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, information security and computer forensics,” Mr Sharma said.
Once this is put into effect, the institution will come off as the first university in the country to offer the said course.
In addition to the already existing faculties, the university will also introduce a fully equiped Centre for Languages that will cover French, English, and Chinese.
“Our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is set to launch a fully-fledged language Centre which will be teaching English, French, and Chinese language,” Mr Sharma said.
Themed under Developing Agents of Change, the graduation saw Mr Andrew Mwenda and Dr Hirag J. Kotecha added to the University’s Council Committee.
The ceremony comprised four students getting awarded diplomas and the rest undergraduate degrees. All graduates were from four faculties that are currently catered for by the university.
Mr Mawa Ratib, a lecturer at the same university, was appreciated and recognised for his enormous contribution to the university library, having researched and published six papers in only one-and-a-half years.
Of the 52 graduates passed out, only four emerged with first classes and were awarded plaques and cash prizes of Shs500,000 each.
Social Work and Social Administration’s Shayna Allen scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.93.
Ms Shayna also scooped the accolades for the best student from her faculty, best performing female student, and best student overall claiming a total of Shs2 million and three plaques.
She attributed the victory to humility and focus.
“It has been respect for everyone and being courteous to all persons,” she said.