By Keefa Nuwahereza
Victoria University has this morning installed a new Chancellor, Prof. John Opuda-Asibo.
Prof. Opuda is a scholar of national and international repute and is the third Chancellor at the University.
“He joins the University at a critical moment and brings to bear his expertise, wide-reach, experience and knowledge that will ensure that the University remains the top private institution in Uganda,” a release from the University that is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies read.
He is a graduate of Veterinary Medicine Degree Makerere University, and
also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and a PhD in Microbiology,
Epidemiology and Public Health, both from the University of Minnesota, USA.
His Public Health training has provided him with multi-sectoral knowledge application in Epidemiology ( observational and analytical), Administration, Economics, Education and Governance.
Professor Opuda, has experience in Education, Science, Cooperation,
institutional Collaboration and Coordination, Negotiation, Dialogue, Cultural
Interaction, Publishing, Grants awarding, Scientific Research, Organising and
Charing meetings, Harmonization of Curricula and Educational Systems the latter
as a member of the Top Management Committee of the Ministry of Education,
Government of Uganda.
“The entire Victoria University community welcomes Prof. John Opuda-Asibo into the VU fraternity and wish him the best in carrying out his noble duties as Chancellor of Victoria University,” the VU release read.
About Victoria University:
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.
Victoria University is part of Ruparelia Group of Companies, which has a strong presence in the education sector in Uganda and has under its portfolio, Kampala International School Uganda, Kampala Parents School and Delhi Public School International.
The institution is a cosmopolitan university with a wide range of nationalities. With a reputation as the best private, forward thinking and modern university in East Africa, Victoria University offers a vibrant and stimulating environment to further your studies.
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