Latest News

2 min read

Singer Dr Jose Chameleone came out yesterday in an interview with NBS TV to defend his recent actions of denouncing NUP. The Leone Island singer...

LaLiga Matchday 7: Madrid giants tussle for the top spot
3 min read

Real Madrid face Villarreal looking to keep up their perfect start with capital rivals Atletico hot on their heels. It will be a test of...

Premier League Matchday 6: Title rivals City Vs Blues clash before North London derby
1 min read

Manchester City are out for revenge at Chelsea in the Premier League as they look to atone for their Champions League final defeat. The meeting...

Africa CDC: UK travel restrain hurt vaccine drive
2 min read

The African Union's health watchdog Thursday warned that Britain's pandemic travel restrictions could make people across the continent more reluctant to get vaccinated. Under the...

2 min read

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recommended a temporary ban of recruitment and export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia until adequate protection measures are...

1 min read

Afew months ago, TV presenter MC Kats’ social media accounts were hacked and now one of his Instagram pages is being used to expose Judith...

4 min read

Uganda’s immediate past domestic spymaster, Col Kaka Bagyenda, last evening claimed that some state actors were framing him as the mastermind of a spate of...

2 min read

The Anti-Corruption Court sitting in Kampala has Friday sentenced Godfrey Kazinda, the former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister to 40 years...

1 min read

As we speak, Lugaflo rapper Fik Fameica is sweating plasma after his ‘daily snack’ dropped their bonk tape on the internet. In the video, which is 10...

2 min read

South Africa's Jacob Zuma, recently granted medical parole, on Tuesday failed to appear in court for the resumption of a graft trial, as prosecutors argued ill...

September 26, 2021

Victoria University Unveils VU ‘Success Formula’ Initiative To Equip Students With Employable Skills

Victoria University Unveils VU SUCCESS FORMULA Initiative To Equip Students With Employable Skills

Victoria University Students

Victoria University Kampala (VU), one of Uganda’s top leading private universities has come up with an initiative dubbed ‘The VU Success Formula’ also known as The VU Employability Formula

The employment world in Uganda today has greatly changed that for any potential candidate to fill up vacant positions in the labor market, a minimum of at least 2-3 years of experience besides their much-fitting academic qualifications is a MUST. However, how can the challenge of inadequate experience be addressed?

On average, a university student spends about 3 -4 years on a degree program, of which only 8 months are work-based (during the internship), yet the other years are spent on classroom-based learning, which contributes a minimal figure of what is needed in the real job market.

In a bid to address this dilemma, Victoria University Kampala (VU), one of Uganda’s top leading private universities has come up with an initiative dubbed“The VU Success Formula”, aka“The VU Employability Formula,” is a system that has emerged for more than 20 years of research, adopted and helped most European countries as a tool to curb unemployment.

In an exclusive interview with theDaily Express, Dr. Lawrence Muganga the VU Vice-Chancellor, an acclaimed author, and educationist explains that this newly adopted employability formula combines a service delivery model designed to optimize the content provided to students that match their interest and area of specialty in the course they’re offering.

The VU Employability Formula consists of the variables; the student’s Interest, Teaching, and a Work Integrated Learning (WIL)approach, the latter being the foundation of a student’s exposure to attain a real-world work experience over the years spent at the campus.

This is assimilated in a mathematical expression below;
E= F{I+T+(WIL)n}Where, E = Employability, F is the function, I = Interest, T = Teaching, and WIL is the Work Integrated Learning.

With the WIL approach, a student is able to graduate with the required experience through placement in different companies that suit their interest to have hands-on job training alongside the content attained through lectures. A student through the WIL approach also has higher chances to be retained at the end of the academic journey, hence reducing on the unemployment levels in the country.

Dr. Lawrence Muganga, an Acclaimed Author and Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University is the brain behind the “VU Success Formula”

“We have developed this formula to address the performance gap, the gap between what students are expected to do and what students are able to do,” Dr. Muganga explained.

This according to him is a professional development program focused on changing instructional practices and help reduce the outraging levels of unemployment in the country.

“Unlike other institutions, these interventions are needed at VU to enable graduates to secure jobs immediately in the highly competitive labour market as they are designed to benefit all students, making it easier for lecturers to embrace their,” he added.

Why You Need To Join Victoria University

Victoria University is one of Uganda’s most popular universities, receiving more undergraduate applicants every year. With its employability / Employment-Oriented Education, VU is centrally focused on ensuring that its graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in their chosen field. The University has a dedicated Career Service team that is always at hand to assist students to embark on their chosen careers after graduation.

The University offers a wide range of courses with qualifications designed to meet the needs of the marketplace. VU links with corporate companies and constantly reviews their portfolio to ensure that it meets both the student’s requirements and employer’s needs. With its Virtual learning dubbed-Class, a student is able to learn from anywhere, anytime without any hassle.

You can learn more about the university by visiting their website on www.Vu.ac. or their socials viaFacebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Views: 651