URA’s Alex Isabirye Names His Africa Squad

The fast-growing Victoria University in Kampala has stepped up its awareness campaigns in the country for the much-anticipated January intake.

“The intake is right now on across Uganda and the World, drugs ” said the Vice Chancellor, approved Stephen Isabalija on Wednesday morning.

Prospective students have since been urged to visit the University’s campus along Jinja road in Kampala or check the website

Guidelines on the registration exercise are being handed to the public in Kampala especially Metroplex Naalya and Bugolobi Village Mall (30th, 31st January 2015).

Last year, more than 30 newly registered students received brand new laptops handed over to them by the institution’s chancellor Dr. Martin Aliker.

“This is a unique opportunity as we want to move more than times in helping students become computer literate because this is where the world is moving and we don’t want them to be left behind,” Aliker noted.

Dr. Isabalija stressed that the laptops would help students compete favourably with others in terms of knowledge adding that this would help them explore their talents.

“This is the only way the beneficiaries will be at the same level with their counterparts in other parts of the ICT world which is moving at a higher speed. We hope they will be able to design their own websites and do many other things using the gadgets and this will be beneficial to them,” Isabalijja added.


Fred Poggo, a student at the university says the ambience is incomparable to top institutions he has seen in Kenya and Uganda.

Student research is backed by an extensive e-library, with limitless internet connection trough wifi.

Dr Isabalija further states that studies are largely hands-on as most lecturers are practicing industrialists — bankers, engineers, doctors.

Nursing and Midwifery students also have access to expensive gadgets they utilize in practical sessions.

Below are some of the under graduate courses offered by the University.

Bachelor of Business Administration (3 Years), Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics (3 Years), Bachelor of Banking and Finance (3 Years),

Bachelor of Business Administration (3 Years)

Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics (3 Years)

Bachelor of Banking and Finance (3 Years)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor of Public Administration and Management (3 Years)

Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (3 Years)

Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (3 Years)

Bachelor of Human Resource Management (3 Years)

Bachelor of Int. Relations and Diplomatic Studies (3 Years)

Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Computer Science (3 Years)

Bachelor of Business in Information Systems (3 Years)

Bachelor of Business Computing (3 Years)

Bachelor of Information Technology (3 Years)

Faculty of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) (3 Years)

Bachelor of Midwifery Science (2 Years)

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition & Dietetics (BHND) (4 Years)
URA FC coach Alex Isabirye has named his CAF Confederations Cup squad and knows that it is a huge challenge for Ugandan teams in continental assignments but he says the team will have to push for a respectable show. Striker Robert Ssentongo is the only notable absentee.

The team also has ball players Yasser Mugerwa and Noah Semakula who were signed from SC Victoria University and Express FC respectively.

The tax collectors will play in the first preliminary stage of the competition and will begin their quest against Elgeco Plus from Madagascar.

The winner will then play Orlando Pirates (South Africa) in the last 16 stage.“We shall have to win our first game in Madagascar, adiposity ” Isabirye said at the team’s training grounds at Hormisdallen Primary School in Gayaza.

Veteran fullback Simeon Massa (L) will skipper the squad
Veteran fullback Simeon Massa (L) will skipper the squad

URA FC will start their campaign on February 13 Home in Kampala with the return leg on February 27 in Madagascar. “I have little knowledge about them but we’ll look to a better game such that we advance to the next round, ” he added.

“I have no choice but to ensure that we give everything we have to make a good campaign.”Isabirye was attending a CAF coaching course at Njeru and resumed training with the team on Monday. The four-time Uganda Cup champions will not have major friendlies ahead of the task.“It is important that the boys know what to expect,” he noted.

URA qualified to represent the country in the Confederations Cup after winning the Uganda Cup. League champions KCC will represent Uganda in the Caf Champions League.

Goalkeepers: Brian Bwete, Sulait Luyima & James Ssetuba

Defenders: Sam Sekitto, Simeon Massa (Capt.), Allan Munaaba, Jimmy Kulaba, Sam Senkoomi, Jonathan Mugabi, Dan Othieno & Martin Opolot.

Midfielders: Yasser Mugerwa, Oscar Agaba, Saidi Kyeyune, Godfrey Buni, Ali Feni, Elkanah Nkugwa, James Kasibante & Ilic Milos.

Strikers: Ronald Kigongo, Frank Kalanda, Patrick Ochan Peter Lwasa & Noah Ssemakula.

Meanwhile, the team on Tuesday sealed two strategic partnerships which have been hailed by the authority’s Commissioner General Doris Akol.

Akol said she was delighted for the club which she witnessed right from the start.

“I have long been involved in this club since it started in Lyantonde,” Akol, who was re-assuring players and support staff of the Authority’s commitment to the team recalled.

URA Boss Doris Akol paid her first courtesy visit to the club’s training grounds at Hormisdallen Primary School in Gayaza.
URA Boss Doris Akol paid her first courtesy visit to the club’s training grounds at Hormisdallen Primary School in Gayaza.

She was there to receive Hema Beverages, the manufacturers of Hema drinking water, who announced their one-year support to the club.

According to the company’s marketing manager Poojari Uday, Hema will offer drinking water to the team for one year.

“We are happy to be associated with URA FC, a leading club in Uganda,” Uday said. “We look forward to working with you forever,” he added.

Akol also launched a club initiative where Verma Co, importers of Boxer motorcycles in Uganda will supply boda-bodas to the team.

“We know we pay you a salary but we want to complement your earnings. Use them well such that you can also have something to boast about,” she noted.

40 URA FC staffers including players will each receive one motorcycle in the team’s attempt aimed at supplementing salaries.

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