BY UGANDA VANGUARD
KAMPALA – Victoria University and Speke Hotel have signed a memorandum of understanding for students to have industrial training at the hotel.
“The eight weeks introductory course in hospitality, procurement and general business management at Speke Resort Munyonyo skills the students for the profession,” said Mr Greg Petzer, general manager, Speke Resort Munyonyo November 7th, 2019.
Some of the students undergoing the training have hailed the hotel for sharpening their skills.
“I have learned how to trust fellow staff and the staff also to trust me because we have to work together as a team,” said Derrick Lungajo Luhata.
“It is a great rear opportunity for me to learn particles of the theory I have been learning in the lecture room. I am now ready for the field now,” said Ellora Kalombo.
Victoria University Uganda, also known as Victoria University Kampala, is a university in Uganda, accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education. It offers short, professional, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The university and Speke Resort Hotel are subsidiary firms of Ruparelia Group of Companies owned by business tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia.
About the Ruparelia Group
Since its inception, the Ruparelia Group of Companies has been committed to the establishment and development of innovative pioneering and enduring businesses among various sectors in Uganda, including: banking, insurance, hospitality, conventions and leisure centres, education, real estate and floriculture.
In a period of over 20 years, values instigated by The Group’s Chairman, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, have been propagated in the operations and performance of the various Ruparelia Group businesses, most of which are the Country’s leading players in their respective sectors.
Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia was born in Uganda and along with his parents moved to UK in his early teens, where he engaged in a number of small business ventures. It’s from experiences in these business ventures that the Doctor honed his business acumen, something that drove him to return to Uganda and tap into the business benefits of the then newly obtained political and economic stability.