By Mirembe Martina
Victoria University has refunded tuition fees to students for academic year 2012-2013 after losing the British affiliation.
A total of 215 students have been refunded their money and they remained with only 107 students from two courses, being Bachelors of Sciences in Nursing Science and Bachelors of Science in Public Health.
Its not clear what the remaining students are going to do.
Victoria university was closed after losing its affiliation to the University of Buckingham and lost the validation of some of the courses offered at Victoria University. The affected courses were accounting and finance, business management and media communication and Journalism. Parents now are faced with the decision of flying their children to Dubai where they will be studying after the University’s relationship with Buckingham.
Victoria University was opened on September 10, 2011 by President Yoweri Museveni and had admitted close to 600 students. It charged between $3,500 (about sh9.1m) and $4,600 (about sh11.9m) tuition fees per year. The most expensive courses like nursing and computing cost $7,000 (about sh18.2m) a year. This is minus the functional fees of $950 (about sh1.4m).