Prof. Mushengyezi visits New Vision

By Frank Obonyo

Uganda Christian University (UCU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, has paid an acquaintance visit to Vision Group.

Prof. Mushengyezi, who was received by Vision Group’s top management, went in company of the head of department of Journalism and Media Studies, Dr. Emilly Maractho, Communications and Marketing Manager, Frank Obonyo, Communications Assistant, Ronny Awany and the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Assistant, Esther Aguku.

The visit which took place on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021, was targeted at cultivating partnership in the areas of business, training and consultation.

Speaking during the visit, the Vice Chancellor said that UCU would like to have a collaborative relationship with Vision Group to strengthen modern practical training of her students.

“Our desire is to see more people in the industry train our students with modern skills such as multimedia storytelling, digital communication and supporting us with equipment that we do not have,” said Prof. Mushengyezi.

He thanked Vision Group for the work it has done for UCU such as; printing its publicity materials at a subsidized cost, media visibility, internship opportunities and employing UCU students, among others.

He said that UCU will need the expertise of Vision Group at the time of developing the PhD in Communication and Media Studies curriculum.

Prof. Mushengyezi called upon Vision Group staff to study online courses at UCU because it has blended components. He added that UCU is a university of “Firsts” for example; it conducted online Law and Medicine Pre-Entry Exams, conducted online guild elections and virtual graduation.

The Deputy Managing Director of Vision Group, Gervase Ndyanabo, applauded UCU for its excellence and promised to collaborate with UCU especially in areas of business, training of students and consulting selected UCU staff for expert opinion in their articles.

“UCU is one of the best universities in Uganda and we are blessed to work very closely with you in all aspects.  Discipline and professionalism are one of the values your graduates have always exhibited when we employ them,” Ndyanabo said.

The Vision Group Editor-in-Chief, Barbara Kaija, encouraged UCU to continue training journalists who are all-round.

“We expect that graduates who come from UCU are multi-media skilled and can perform every task in the newsroom. We need wholesome communicators and even your post graduate programs should continue addressing holistic aspects of students,” Kaija said.

Other members of the Vision Group’s top management who met with the Vice Chancellor included; the Editor Weekend papers, Felix Osike, New Vision Editor, John Kakande, Regional papers’ Managing Editor, Geoffrey Kulubya, Vision Group’s Managing Editor, David Mukholi and Head of Sales, Hope Nuwagaba.

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