Victoria University Top Managers Relinquish Positions

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Unconfirmed reports show that the lecturers resigned their positions because of the unprofessional conduct of the owners of the University. Victoria University is owned by city businessman, Sudhir Ruparelia.

While tempers are still flaring among the academic staff at Makerere University over unpaid incentives, top managers at Victoria University have relinquished their positions.

Some of those who have vacated their positions are Dr. Patience Muwanguzi, the Dean Public Health, Maximus Byamukama, Dean Faculty of Science & Technology, Dr. Francis Waiswa, Acting Vice Chancellor & Dean Faculty of Business & Management, Dr. Gloria, Faculty of Health Sciences and Dr. Martha Kibuka-Musoke, Dean Humanities & Social Sciences.

Unconfirmed reports show that the lecturers resigned their positions because of the unprofessional conduct of the owners of the University. Victoria University is owned by city businessman, Sudhir Ruparelia.

This morning, David B. Matovu, the chairperson of Victoria University Council issued a notice to students explaining status of the Vice Chancellor, Deans and Heads of Department, saying they resolved not to report to work effective November 1.
 
"Consequently, they have breached their contract of employment and constructively dismissed themselves from the University Services," reads the notice. Adding that, "The University Council therefore, appoints Mr. Nyakana Joseph who is the University Registrar to serve as the Acting Vice Chancellor until further notice." 

In the notice, Matovu assures the students that the changes will not disrupt services at the university.  The affected lecturers couldn't be reached by URN for a comment. Victoria University Kampala sits on Victoria Towers on Plot 1-13 Jinja Road.  
 
Founded in 1985, Victoria University is accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education to offer diploma and degree courses. It is not yet clear whether the problems at Victoria University are in anyway related to the troubles at Crane Bank limited, which is also owned by Sudhir Ruparelia. 

Bank of Uganda took over the Bank citing under capitalization.

 

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