By Spy Uganda
Uganda’s leading technologically enabled, Victoria University is just left with four days to conduct its guild elections scheduled for 12th and 13th January 2022.
Among the candidates battling for the guild seats in this year’s elections include; Etomet Gilbert, Serere Eugan, Dennis Rwothomio, Carter Jorine Karyn and Mulangira Nakibinge.
Just like it was in 2022, this year’s elections will be conducted online from 9am on 12th to 5pm on 13th.
Speaking to journalists last year on why they chose to conduct virtual elections, Vice Chancellor, Prof.Lawrence Muganga, said this is meant to enable all students conveniently participate from where ever they are.
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”Being an international University, we have students in various parts of the world, so with virtual elections they are able to participate, i think that’s the true meaning of democratic elections, said Muganga.
With these virtual elections, students log into their accounts, and are allowed vote only once and when their vote is recorded, the voting button is automatically disabled which gives no room for instances of vote-rigging or electoral malpractice.
According to Muganga, the system makes work easy not only for the electoral commission but also for the candidates who will be in their sitting rooms and via their computers keep monitoring the numbers of votes and percentages they have scored.
What Ranks Victoria University The Best
Having been ranked by the NCHE as the best in delivery of Emergency Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) with an impressive score of 86.1%, Victoria University has cemented its place as the fastest growing and leading university in East Africa.
Worth noting, this is the first University approved to host an EON Reality Center in Uganda, paving the path to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology in education.
The University is Uganda’s only institution that offers a curriculum that focuses on both today and future’s workforce needs.
The University is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies whose footprint in the education sector runs right from the foundational primary level to the highest level of education in Uganda. University’s sister schools include Kampala International School of Uganda, Kampala Parents School, and Delhi Public School International.
It’s the only higher institution of learning that offers its students the opportunity; to study anywhere, anytime, access free textbooks, and graduate with work experience.
The University has the capacity, facilities, and determination to revitalize higher education in Uganda and in the region with a commitment to play a leading role in bringing and developing high-quality education, and student-centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative, and difficult to match.