By Spy Uganda
City businessman Rajiv Ruparelia, son of Ruparelia Group Chairman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, is set to address the youth in Uganda and across borders on how to survive and thrive amidst the global challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Rajiv revealed this on Tuesday afertnoon when he tweeted thus; “Looking forward to speaking on the topic of; “Empowering youth to stand the test of time” especially in this time that Victoria University has launched the “Half Price, Full Value” on Saturday with @VUKampala @BakashMediaUG @RajivRallyTeam.”
We have since established that the discussion, which will be held on Saturday August 8th, 2020, at 2:00Pm, will be moderated by NBS TV senior journalist Canary Mugume, and the key panelist will be Prof. Maggie Kigozi, the former executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and currently Director Crown Beverages, who is also prominent business figure in the country.
The discussion will be scientific and require the followers to participate via zoom video links, among other panelists include, Rajiv Ruparelia, Humphrey Nabumanya, the fouder RHAU, Dr. Dick Kamuganga, the president UNFFE, renowned media personality Rukh-Shana Namuyimbwa and Bill Nkeeto, the Acting Vice Chancellor Victoria University.
Rajiv among the issues he will discuss is Victoria University’s recent offer to all students of slashing tuition rates by 50% so as to enable new, continuing and prospective students to attain their education without worrying about the stress usually caused by tuition.
While unveiling the initiative dubbed ‘Half Price for Full Value’ at Victoria University on Monday, Rajiv revealed that this is an opportunity the University is using to enable all students enroll and complete their studies despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
It should be noted that the government announced the closure of all schools, Universities and tertiary institutions as one of the measures of preventing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the Presidential Directive about closure of universities, Victoria University quickly rolled out E-Learning platforms for the different courses it offers, something that has enabled students to continue with their studies despite the COVID-19 lockdown through undertaking online lessons.