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Victoria University explains Bad Black deal

Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Victoria University's Vice Chancellor on Tuesday unveiled Bad Black, causing reverberations on the social media platforms (PHOTO/Courtesy).

Dr. Lawrence Muganga, Victoria University’s Vice Chancellor on Tuesday unveiled Bad Black, causing reverberations on the social media platforms (PHOTO/Courtesy).

Victoria University has explained Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa popular name Bad Black’s ambassadorial job unveiled September 27.

On Monday social media platforms were covered with the news of appointing Bad Black as an ambassador of the city private Victoria University .

Speaking to the media in Kampala on Monday, the Victoria University Vice Chancellor, Mr. Lawrence Muganga said that Ms Namuyimbwa is one of their new students who wants to pursue a short course.

“Victoria University is only here to help Ms. Namuyimbwa to improve herself to become a better and productive human being through pursuing impactful English Language and Digital Marketing,” he said.

Dr. Muganga added that Bad Black approached them and expressed her passionate desire to further her education.

“It’s important to note that she is not an ambassador of the university but a student and all Victoria university students and the alumni community are our ambassadors. Therefore, since Ms Namuyimbwa is our student, she automatically becomes a Victoria University student ambassador,” he explained.

Mr. Muganga also revealed that Victoria University is committed to help all the vulnerable students who want to pursue their studies in higher institutions of learning.

“We say that if you manage to get one principle pass or obtain only two subsidiaries- you’re not a failure and we will help you to pursue a Higher Education Certificate (HEC) approved by the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE),’’ he said.

Bad Black said that she changed her mind to recommence studies because she is now a responsible mother of four children.

‘‘It’s now the right time to become a new person and am very happy that am going to learn fluent English and Digital Marketing. I want to pursue what is best for me and my children in future because everything is becoming digital,’’ she said.

Bad Black added that given her past criminal background, she wanted to signal a good example for inmates to realise that they can reform even after spending decades behind bars.

“I also urge single mothers to believe in themselves because chances are there but they have to be determined on what they want to be in future,” she said remarked.

Full statement

Welcome to University Victoria University, thank you for choosing to be here today, we don’t take your presence for granted.
At Victoria University we say, We’re The University of You.

We are here today to address Victoria University’s relationship with Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa.

We would like to tell the public that Victoria University has an innate mandate to transform society through providing quality and meaningful education that works for everyone without discrimination or segregation.

We believe that anyone who wants to better themselves should come to Victoria University because we are proven problem solvers.

We believe that every human being with a desire to transform themselves into valuable members of society should be given a chance to change and evolve into the person society and their family can benefit from.

Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa came to Victoria University with an overwhelming desire to better herself and become a decent contributing member of society and a role model to her children.

For those who don’t know, Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa is a mother of 4 incredible children that she loves so much like any parent should always do. As a mother she yearns to become their good role model as she continues to raise them into responsible citizens of this country.

Society knows very well Ms. Shanitah’s inequities and she understands them as well and she is remorseful about it. That’s why she is trying her best to walk away from her past into a better and transformed Shanitah Namuyimbwa that her children and society can be proud of as a mother, sister, advisor and friend to many.

Uganda is famously known for her generosity when it comes to supporting the vulnerable for example receiving refugees who escape persecution to seek a better life and Ugandans being a warm and hospitable population, they welcome these refugees with open hands to give them a second chance in life. Victoria University is emulating this culture of supporting the vulnerable – and those in need in this country of ours.

It was against the above background that Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa reached out to us seeking our support to help her become a better person.

Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa expressed her passionate desire to pursue two short courses at Victoria University and her priority courses were: English and Digital Marketing.

Ms. Shanitah has a goal of becoming a fluent English Speaker and Digital Marketing Guru and that’s how Victoria University comes in to help her like any other Ugandan to realize such an incredible dream and becoming a decent contributing member of society.

As Victoria University like many institutions of higher learning in this country, we are not discriminative when it comes to educating people, we cannot even afford to judge anyone because of their past or inequities.
Our job is to transform and rehabilitate those that desperately need help to become better people and Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa becomes a better example of such people that need urgent help to transform themselves.

It is also very important that I make this clarification to you all and with emphasis. Victoria University is only here to help Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa to improve herself to become a better and productive human being through pursuing impactful English Language and Digital Marketing Short Courses offered by Victoria University, Victoria University has not paid any money to Ms. Shanitah Namuyimba.

It is also important to note that all Victoria University Students and the Alumni Community are our Ambassadors, therefore since Ms. Shanitah Namuyimbwa is our student, she automatically becomes a Victoria University Student Ambassador.

As you may all be aware, it’s not news anymore that systems of education in Africa are letting down so many students on our continent including our own children here in Uganda, an example is when students sit Senior Six and fail to get 2 principle passes or even manage to get only 2 subsidiaries. Because of their inability to pass these S.6 Exams, the education system categorizes them as failures.

At Victoria University, as transformers we say We’re The University of You, we also say that No one should be categorized a failure by an exam, we believe that education systems are the culprits here that fail to understand the potential of students.
At Victoria University, we say that if you managed to get One (1) Principle Pass or you only managed to obtain only Two (2) Subsidiaries, don’t worry you are not a failure and we well come you to Victoria University to pursue our Higher Education Certificate (HEC) which has been approved by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

You don’t need to repeat S.6, through this HEC Programme, we will prepare you to achieve a Degree of your Choice just come to Victoria University.

Let me end with scripture to help bring us together, I want to refer you to John 8:3-10

3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

Victoria University calls upon the public to join us in transforming education, join us in helping those in need, join us in supporting the vulnerable and join us in rehabilitating those that are broken. Let’s not judge others, we should leave that to God because he mighty.
Thank you,

Dr. Lawrence Muganga
Vice Chancellor, Victoria University

 

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