KAMPALA – Victoria University Chancellor Prof. Opuda Asibo has highlighted the need for the University to continue promoting quality learning to churn out the best of the graduates.
“People should be transformative and whoever comes should get a first class because this university is capable of transforming them even if they come with a minimum requirement. This university is not a place of how well you enter it, but how well you get out of it,” he said.
He was speaking as the University inaugurated 14 new Council members and attached them to their areas of specialization.
The new members were sworn in by Her Worship Agnes Nkonge, at a function that was held at the University premises on Wednesday, November 25.
Mr Rajiv Ruparelia the chairperson Board of Governors pledged full support to the newly inaugurated council to ensure their smooth running of the University curriculum in a bid to promote quality education.
“If you want to be the best then you also ought to build the best team. Come up with plenty of innovations and opportunities, we shall support you and above all build a good working relationship with your clients who are your students because your biggest success is your students,” Rajiv said.
Joram Kahenano was sworn in as chairperson of the Council specializing in leadership, while Joseph Biribonwa became Vice Chair Person specializing in Governance.
The members of the Council who were sworn include Dr .Chirag Kotecha (specialized in Health), Andrew Mwenda (Specialized in Public and Journalism), James Kalebo (Specialist in education), Dr. Mary Kanyiginya (Specialist in Human Resources), Sameer Thakar (Specialist in finance), Dr.Kabonesa Consolate (Specialist in Gender/ Senate), Semambo Rashid (Specialist in Legal affairs), Dr. Lawrence Muganga (Specialist in Education), H.E.Mark Serebe as Guild President, Victoria University, Walakira John Bosco as Victoria University staff representative and Katusabe Semwezi as Member.
People like Dr Kabonesa bring on board their expertise in gender that spans a decade. She is the recipient of the 2016 Women’s Day medal on gender and education.
Kabonesa has been privileged to serve on over 10 committees of different causes at Makerere University and eight in different organisations such as Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, National Council for higher Education, ActionAid Uganda, among others.