(TheAfricanDream.net) – International Multi-Media Broadcaster-Journalist, Peter Clottey, has been invited as a commencement speaker at Victoria University’s graduation ceremony in Uganda, due to take place on 26th August 2022.
This was disclosed in an official letter addressed to Clottey, written and signed by Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Vice Chancellor of the university, “on behalf of Victoria University, the Directors, Chancellor, Council, Senate and the student body.”
Clottey’s broadcast journalism over the years has represented an influence in Washington D.C and Africa with his focus on Africa-related news. He conducts interviews with presidents, vice presidents, prime ministers, members of the executive branch of government, rebel and insurgent leaders, and reports on Africa’s political and economic news for Voice of America (VOA).
On his magazine radio programme, ‘One-on-One with Peter Clottey‘ on Nightline Africa, he highlights the latest issues and developments on the African continent. Correspondents from Washington and across Africa also offer in-depth interviews, analysis and features on African arts and culture, sports, and music.
The University’s Vice Chancellor is confident that Clottey’s presence will boost the University’s reputation and provide new perspectives about life and career after University for the graduating class.
“We believe that you will bring insights especially to the graduating class and prestige to the Victoria University,” said Dr. Lawrence in his letter to Clottey that was sighted by Oral Ofori, Editor at TheAfricanDream.net this week.
In a chat with TheAfricanDream.net Mr. Clottey who was humbled by the invite disclosed that “it is indeed a blessing for Victoria University to deem me the person to positively impact upon the life of these young students, I am deeply honored and equally excited to share my experiences with them and to also learn from the encounter…“
According to Dr. Lawrence, the ceremony will be presided over by the university’s Chancellor, Professor Opuda-Asiko John, at the Commonwealth Resort Muyonyo, in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. The event also has a Guest of Honour, Uganda’s First Lady, who is also the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni.
This year’s ceremony will hold a significant place in the history of the University since its establishment in 2013, being its first graduation since receiving its highest level of recognition, a chartered status, from Uganda’s National Council of Higher Education.
“The 6th Graduation ceremony will have a special place in the annals of Victoria University being the first time when the university has attained a chartered status, the highest level of recognition by the National Council of Higher Education which is the regulator of higher education in Uganda,” said Dr. Lawrence.
The institution recognises itself as the first University in Uganda to offer Experiential Learning. According to the University, its job-integrated learning approach helps students finish a three-year degree with at least 2-3 years of work experience.
Victoria University also offers online learning platforms majorly via its e-Campus. It allows anyone from all over the world to earn a degree of their choice, while living in their current residences or working at their current employment.
The institution made positive headlines in March after granting 10 young people scholarships in a partnership with MTN Pulse. The scholarships are split into 5 full scholarships and 5 partial scholarships for MTN Pulsers.
Story by TheAfricanDream.net