KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has cleared Victoria University to seek to conduct physical lessons after a letter it sent to the institution that this website has looked at.
In the letter dated March 15 addressed to Victoria University, Dr Jane Egau Okou explained that the ministry 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.
She explained that the university therefore proposed opening for physical learning.
“The purpose of this letter is to emphasise that there should never be any crowding to endanger staff and students. As per the guidance of H.E the President you should ensure adequacy of space for class, and strict implementation of SOPs in all areas around the institution by all students,” the letter reads in part.
Dr Egau further advises that if the Institution has adequate space and can keep all students effectively timetabled in a staggered manner, they should seek the approval of their governing council and implement as guided.
Last year in October 2020, The National Council for Higher Education cleared Victoria University to re-open for students pursuing health related programs.
In a letter to the institution by the NCHE Executive Director Prof Mary N. Okwakol, reference was made to the presidential directive to have institutions of higher education that undertake health related training be permitted to reopen for finalists.
“Following the recent inspection of your institution by the tem from National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) on 18th September 2020 to determine the level of readiness to re-open for the finalists undertaking Health related training, I am pleased to inform you that your institution is considered ready for reopening,” she stated.
Okwakol explained that the purpose of the letter was to inform Victoria University it was cleared to re-open for the finalists undertaking health related programs and a Certificate of Compliance would be availed to them once it is processed.
“As you will note from the attached report, some areas of improvement have been identified and we urge you to progressively address them,” the letter further read.
Earlier in August that same year, Victoria University slashed tuition fees by a half for both joining and continuing students, in a gesture by management to enable learners to study for as low as UGX1 million.
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 is centrally located in the heart of Kampala City and on the main public transportation routes coupled with ample parking space.