Wednesday January 28 2015

Dr Aliker appointed Victoria University Chancellor

Dr  Martin Aliker (R),  Mr Sudhir Ruparelia (M)

Dr Martin Aliker (R), Mr Sudhir Ruparelia (M) and other officials at the university after the inauguration of the new team. Photo by Joseph Kiggundu  

By Joseph Kiggundu

Dr Martin Aliker, has been appointed as chancellor of Victoria University.
Dr David Byatike Matovu is the new university council chairman while Mr Joseph Biribonwa is the vice chairman.
Other members of the council are retired Justice Mary. I. D. Maituma, Mr James
Kalebbo, Dr William Bazeyo, Mr Jorum Kahenano, Prof. Sandy Stevens and Mr Tickodri Togboa.
The team was unveiled on Friday by the executive director of Ruparelia Group, Mr Sudhir Ruparelia.
The team comprises experienced individuals in education and other sectors who, according to the university administration, would make Victoria University a top learning institution not only in Uganda but also in Africa.
Dr Stephen Isabalija, the vice chancellor said the university is running 14 programmes, under the faculties of health sciences, business management, humanities and social sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology.
“We are serving the needs of society because we want to create public value in what we do,” Dr Isabalija said.
He said they have introduced short courses in oil and gas, as well as health related courses.
The University was at the outset allied with the University of Buckingham (UB), in UK but the partnership ended last year.