Victoria University using a new community program it has called “Diversify Your Skill” is partnering with secondary school teachers to improve education sections in the country.
The university said the program will help teachers build their capacity to interact better with the society in which they live, offer guidance and counselling, community remote learning and parental guidance during this COVID19 pandemic period.
To be able to do this, the teachers will liaise with Victoria University, enrol for the program, obtain training then proceed to fend for themselves.
Bill Nkeeto the Acting Vice-Chancellor Victoria University told the media that the exercise is expected to generate market information about survival mechanisms of communities, interests and learning goals of university students.
He added that this will further build the Victoria university mission of ensuring transformational education and the data will contribute to the development of market-ready graduates based on an informed point of view.
“Today we had an interaction with teachers from Kampala and near communities and the reason we invited them is that we realized that there is a gap in the light of the services they offer.
They are in the way incapacitated, so as Victoria University that engages so much with the community trying to solve people’s problems, we felt a need for them to come we tell them about us, we see how we can work together in a number of ways”
“We also promised to facilitate their budgets time and again whenever they are going on certain activities that benefit Victoria University benefit. Every student referred and joins Victoria University; the recommender will earn a commission of Shs200,000 and Shs150,000 for bachelor’s degree and diploma programs respectively.