- MTN Pulse, has today awarded Victoria University scholarships to 10MTN pulsers who are set to commence their studies at Victoria University this month.
- The scholarships comprise of 5 full and 5 partial scholarships to Pulsers who will commence studies in the university’s March intake.
- MTN Pulse and Victoria University launched their partnership early this year with the aim of supporting youths to attain further education for a prosperous future.
MTN Uganda’s youth dedicated platform, MTN Pulse, has today awarded scholarships to 10 teens following a partnership between Victoria University and MTN Uganda, with a vision of supporting teens to attain further education for a prosperous future.
Victoria University (VU) is a premier transformational higher education-oriented institution of learning with the mission of providing a dynamic environment, innovation, research, and community engagement. Victoria University has 2 intakes with one starting in March and another in September.
The 10 winners of the 5 full and 5 partial scholarships are set to commence their studies on 21st March 2022 in the University’s March intake.
Speaking at the scholarship awarding ceremony today, Somdev Sen the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Uganda highlighted that the partnership is anchored on MTN Pulse’s steadfast commitment to create and extend opportunities to the youth in a bid to help them realize their full potential and get ahead in life.
“On behalf of MTN Uganda, I applaud the winners of these scholarships and wish them well in their studies at one of the most prestigious learning institutions in the country,” Somdev said.
Through this partnership, Victoria University is targeting problem solvers that have transformational ideas that change lives and impact the community while MTN Pulse is providing support to the youth to help them reach their full potential.
The winners of the full scholarships include; Alupo Yvonne, Nanteza Nuriat, Jumba Jonathan, Nambissa Blessing Tracy, and Remo Idris Sebbi while the winners of the partial scholarships include; Mbogga A Swamaduh, Kataike Bridget, Nakayiwa Brenda, Nakayiga Shamim, and Okanya Brian.
Dr Lawrence Muganga the Vice Chancellor Victoria University assured the Winners that Victoria University is focused on harnessing the potential of all youth with innovative ideas for the betterment of their lives and country.
“Young people look around yourselves and the world, the world is too big and you can reach wherever you want. Of all people who live on earth about 23% are student’s. So you step in a sea of people that are trying to better themselves. As Malcom X noted that education is your passport to your future, You either claim your passport now or you leave it behind and the boarders will close and you will not go anywhere. To those who prepare themselves for that very future, they are going to thrive. You have the opportunity that Victoria University and MTN pulse have given you an opportunity to be part of MTN Pulse Nation, the nation of life, grab it, live with it, benefit from it and Victoria University is there to hand hold you and take you to that future you desire most” Dr Lawrence
The Vice chancellor also explained that “Education has bitter roots, but the fruits are sweet. The way you conduct yourself when you come to Victoria University will determine which fruit you get. For Victoria University we are to give you the best education you will ever find in this country or East Africa. We think if a company like MTN is hiring, they are always looking for experience, so we will ensure that by the time you graduate you will leave with a 2-3 years of work experience.”
Welcome to Victoria University, Welcome to the pulse nation which means to life. At Victoria University you are not only just student but a colleague. You have some value to add to Victoria University fraternity. We want to see your idea come to life through our incubation Centre. Keep your ideas alive and walk into our incubation Centre such that your ideas come to life. Since the world is looking for an expert in solving problem. Be one of them and be assured of job in a world of high employment” Dr Muganga added.
The 10 winners were voted by the public based on their submitted videos, explaining why they needed the MTN Pulse-Victoria University scholarships. Over 12k votes were received on the pulse platform.
This partnership will further cement the MTN Pulse’s ambition towards the empowerment and advancement of teens and youths in Uganda. Last year, MTN Pulse developed a strategic partnership with Fuzu, the leading career guidance, and job opportunities platform to improve the career and job prospects of Pulsers.
These are, but some of the many deals that MTN has secured for its youth segment customers. In addition to offering them discounted MTN products and services, the youth on MTN Pulse automatically qualify for discounts and freebies with various MTN Pulse partners. Simply go to https://www.mtn.co.ug/pulse/offers to get the best deals from the leading glam, fashion and eating joints around town courtesy of MTN Pulse.
According to Somdev, it is easy for youth to become MTN Pulsers; All they have to do is dail *157# OK.
About Victoria University
Victoria University is the first university in Uganda to offer Experiential Learning. Our work-integrated learning program enables students to complete a program of three years with at least 2-3 years’ work experience. Additionally, Victoria University offers the opportunity to learners from around the world to stay in their homes, stay in their jobs and earn a degree of their choice primarily from our e-Campus.
Founded in 2013, Victoria University is currently the fastest growing university in East Africa. We are located in the heart of Kampala city and on the main public transportation routes. Find us at Victoria Towers, Plot 1-13, Jinja Road.
Victoria University is part of the Ruparelia Group of Companies whose footprint in the education sector runs right from the foundational primary level to the highest level of education in Uganda. Our sister schools include Kampala International School of Uganda, Kampala Parents School and Delhi Public School International.
Victoria University is a cosmopolitan university with students from more than 50 countries across the world. We are accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to offer degree programs in the Faculties of Business Management, Health Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, the Institute of Education and the School of Law. Having been ranked by the NCHE as the best in delivery of Emergency Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) with an impressive score of 86.1%, Victoria University has cemented its place as Uganda’s leading technologically – enabled university.
We are happy to be the first University approved to host an EON Reality Center in Uganda, paving the path to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology in education. Victoria University offers a curriculum that focuses on both today and future’s workforce needs. This is why our graduates have a 96% employer satisfaction rate.
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Dr. Lawrence Muganga