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Prof Mary Okwakol, the executive director National Council For Higher Education NCHE) handed over the charter to the university at a colourful ceremony on Saturday 20th-08-2022,Museveni granted the private university a charter on July 31, 2022.

Prof Mary Okwakol


Under the law, a charter is granted to universities that have demonstrated high quality in staffing, teaching and learning, research output, technology and practical-led learning, infrastructural development, and good governance.


The charter also allows Victoria University to begin awarding all degrees, including Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates, and Honorary degrees. The institution will also get special recognition and support in the areas of funding students’ education, especially through the Students Loan Scheme, under the Higher Education Students Financing Board.


Victoria University is the 11th private university in the country to be chartered, out of 32 private universities in Uganda. This is on top of the other 10 public universities in the country.

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