Victoria University: A Student’s Home Away from Home

Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has commended his Kobs team for demonstrating commitment and purpose during their away 0-0 with Mozambique in the All Africa Games qualifiers on Saturday and insists charges are in pole position to qualify for the next round.

“I think it was a really good effort from the boys, viagra 60mg ” Micho tells ChimpSport.

New kid Farouk Miya impressed in a goalless draw with hosts Mozambique on Saturday.
New kid Farouk Miya impressed in a goalless draw with hosts Mozambique on Saturday.

“In the past I have been complaining about our failure to play well away from home but I am happy that today it was different.

Kobs playing against a Mozambican legion of European based players finished with ten men. Defender Shafiq Bakaki was stretchered off after picking up a nasty injury before the 90 minutes elapsed.

“The plan was to put them under pressure right from the start and I am happy that we showed a hunger to succeed and the kind of determination that you expect from players at this level of the game though we didn’t manage to score.

“We completely defended well in the first half and this set us up for a great result. Hopefully, click we can continue with this good form with home advantage n the return leg at Namboole stadium, erectile ” he adds.

Either team will progress with victory in Kampala in a fortnight but the Kobs will be wary of the visitors’ offensive as a draw will see the Ugandans eliminated.

Kobs returned yesterday ahead of the second leg on the weekend starting March 6 with the winner facing either Rwanda or Ghana in the final round of qualifiers Congo Brazzaville tourney slated for September 3-19th 2015.
For Ameer Karmali, view the 25-year-old Students Council President, ed Victoria University is not just any ordinary University nor is it a mere institution of higher learning.


Rather, advice it is a place of comfort and love which are all characteristic of a home.

It was a nasty experience for the Bachelor of Business Finance student when Victoria University, while still at Old Kira road closed down, and students were told to pack and go home in 2013, for he had got used to the cool environment.

“It was terrible and a big setback for all of the students who now had nowhere to begin from. What we went through was not an easy moment and this forced some of our colleagues to look for other universities so as to be able to cope,” Ameer narrates.

Phone Call Brings Back the Joy

Ameer explains that it was a phone call from one of the university administrators that resurrected his joy when he was informed that after a year of closure, Victoria University had been reopened under new management.

“After the closure of the University, I went to the United Kingdom to pursue my university education, but was skeptical of the new environment I was going in. However the phone call resurrected me and I was sure I would link up with my old pals who had now become a second family to me, considering the strong relationship we had built with each other.”

“The environment at Victoria University is nice and can only be compared to a home away from home,” the students leader notes. “I do not regret my return to Victoria University”, Ameer emphasizes.

Students’ Cultural Day

Ameer further explains that the university holds a cultural day every month where students from different parts of the world showcase what their countries have to offer in terms of culture and practices which he says restores confidence in them about their cultures.

“We are a mixture of students from over 15 countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Cameroon, Djibouti, Nigeria, South Africa, Lebanon, USA and Canada, among others, and each of these has a cultural day.

On this day students enjoy their respective local foods, wear, drinks and dances as well as learning from others cultures.

“It is in fact meant for them to feel more comfortable while at the university as if it were their second home.”

According to the University Secretary Michael Kakooza, Victoria University values their stakeholders who, he said, are vital to the life of the institution of higher learning.

“We periodically organize networking cocktails to which we invite career guidance teachers, representatives from ministries and other public sector bodies, associations and corporate organisations in a bid to foster friendship and reward stakeholder loyalty,” he observes in an interview with ChimpReports.

Kakooza further explains: “We value every one, right from students, to lecturers and other staff, not forgetting our neighbours, with whom we seek to work harmoniously, and who, we believe, are key to our success as Victoria University.”

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