Virtual University Targets USD 1 million for Higher Education Scholarships
31 May 2019
Virtual University of Uganda (VUU), Sub-Saharan Africa’s first private online-only university and a vanguard in the technological revolution in university education, has kicked off a campaign to raise USD 1 million in scholarships and bursaries for masters and postgraduate students in Africa.
The backdrop of this initiative according to the university is the reality that many parents and self-sponsored students face when they attempt to attain education — the lack of adequate funds to meet their educational needs and tuition requirements, even for postgraduate students; the aspiring business and community leaders of tomorrow.
The campaign was launched by the night’s Guest of Honor, Dr Patrick Bitature, Member Board of Trustees of VUU, on 23rd May 2019 at the Square in Industrial Area in Kampala.
In his address, Dr Bitature thanked the founders of Virtual University of Uganda and the Management for the Elimu Scholarship Fund initiative and for bringing affordable and quality education in Africa which has created tremendous impact in the social transformation of students not only in Africa but across the world.