Lweza’s Sserunkuma Gives Credit to Kalanzi

Geoffrey Sserunkuma

For Ameer Karmali, ask the 25-year-old Students Council President, Victoria University is not just any ordinary University nor is it a mere institution of higher learning.

Rather, it is a place of comfort and love which are all characteristic of a home.

It was a nasty experience for the Bachelor of Business Finance student when Victoria University, while still at Old Kira road closed down, and students were told to pack and go home in 2013, for he had got used to the cool environment.

“It was terrible and a big setback for all of the students who now had nowhere to begin from. What we went through was not an easy moment and this forced some of our colleagues to look for other universities so as to be able to cope,” Ameer narrates.

Phone Call Brings Back the Joy

Ameer explains that it was a phone call from one of the university administrators that resurrected his joy when he was informed that after a year of closure, Victoria University had been reopened under new management.

“After the closure of the University, I went to the United Kingdom to pursue my university education, but was skeptical of the new environment I was going in. However the phone call resurrected me and I was sure I would link up with my old pals who had now become a second family to me, considering the strong relationship we had built with each other.”

“The environment at Victoria University is nice and can only be compared to a home away from home,” the students leader notes. “I do not regret my return to Victoria University”, Ameer emphasizes.

Students’ Cultural Day

Ameer further explains that the university holds a cultural day every month where students from different parts of the world showcase what their countries have to offer in terms of culture and practices which he says restores confidence in them about their cultures.

“We are a mixture of students from over 15 countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Cameroon, Djibouti, Nigeria, South Africa, Lebanon, USA and Canada, among others, and each of these has a cultural day.

On this day students enjoy their respective local foods, wear, drinks and dances as well as learning from others cultures.

“It is in fact meant for them to feel more comfortable while at the university as if it were their second home.”

According to the University Secretary Michael Kakooza, Victoria University values their stakeholders who, he said, are vital to the life of the institution of higher learning.

“We periodically organize networking cocktails to which we invite career guidance teachers, representatives from ministries and other public sector bodies, associations and corporate organisations in a bid to foster friendship and reward stakeholder loyalty,” he observes in an interview with ChimpReports.

Kakooza further explains: “We value every one, right from students, to lecturers and other staff, not forgetting our neighbours, with whom we seek to work harmoniously, and who, we believe, are key to our success as Victoria University.”
Geoffrey Sserunkuma puts Lweza’s 2-1 win over traditional giants Express FC in a Uganda Premier League match on Saturday down to coach Hamza Kalanzi’s instructions.

Sserunkuma and Francis Sembatya scored the visitors’ goals while Richard Ssemazzi grabbed the hosts’ consolation at Wankulukuku to record the minnows’ sixth victory this season.

“Firstly I would like to thank God for this day, viagra sale ” said Sserunkuma in an interview with ChimpSport.

“We worked according to the instruction from the coach.”

Sserunkuma admits it was nice to get a win for Lweza who move two places up to ninth and within a point of Express’ 21 and the former Cranes star welcomes the competition for places in the team for more victories.

“It’s a healthy competition, but I will keep going and trust in God and in everything we do,” added the striker.

“The coach believes in us.

“We have to work out there and win for the team,” he concluded.

Elswehere, Entebbe held Police to a 1-1 draw in Kavumba while a 10-man Bright Stars held on to beat home side Sadolin Paints 1-0 thanks to Jimmy Lule’s goal at Bugembe stadium in Jinja.

The league resumes on Tuesday with four match day 18 fixtures.

Bright Stars Vs Kira Young – Matugga

SCVU Vs KCC – Namboole

Soana Vs URA – Kavumba, Wakiso

SC Villa Vs Rwenshama – Nakivubo


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