By Our Reporter
The Managing Director for Ruparelia Group of Companies Rajiv Ruparellia, and the Group’s Chairman Sudhir Ruparelia, on August 3, 2020, announced that Victoria University has decided to reduce tuition rates for 50% for all new, continuing and prospective student.
The initiative dubbed Victoria University ‘Half Price Full Value’, aims at supporting all students especially during this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Rajiv Ruparelia, while unveiling the initiative during a press conference at the University’s premises, said that;
“Victoria University Kampala is now announcing the reduction in tuition fees to all courses by 50% to ensure that all students can benefit and fulfill their dreams.”
The Chairman of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, who is also the Honorary Consul of Nepal to Uganda, noted that the tuition cuts that take effect in September this year will run for the next two or three years.
“The effects of the pandemic will be here for the next two or three years. The structure of fees will remain stable in shillings for a long some time to come, and we will in the next two or three years review in consultation with the student body, the council and the market,” said Dr. Ruparelia.
Dr. David Byatike Matovu, the Chairman of the University Council, said the institution aims at offering a helping hand to students, parents and guardians amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Victoria University realizes that quality education should be accessible by all and therefore has taken a drastic positive step to ensure this by making tuition reductions for the already hard hit economies of the East Africa region and beyond,” Dr. Matovu said.
Bill Nkeeto, the university’s Acting Vice Chancellor, noted that students at Victoria University will now be able to attain a course of their choice for as low as UGX1,500,000 only.
“This reduction in cost of education was tailor-made to support the Government effort to build a better society post COVID-19, foster innovation and create positive social and economic impact by providing high quality education to Ugandan and the international community,” said Nkeeto.
Opened in August 2013, Victoria University, part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies is located in Kampala, Uganda. The university currently offers training in the faculties of Humanities and Social Science, Business and Management, health sciences and science and Technology.