Villa College has signed an agreement with the Addu City Council to acquire land from Hithadhoo, Addu City.
The agreement was signed upon winning the bid proposal as submitted by the College, on 21st October 2019, in Addu City by the Addu City Council Mayor, Mr. Abdulla Sadig and the Vice Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ali Najeeb.
Addu City Council had opened for bid proposal 29th April 2019, to develop a Higher Education Institute in line with the Addu Development Plan and its target to be the "The Education City of Maldives".
Villa College has already been providing quality Higher Education opportunities for Addu City with a campus in Hithadhoo. The new campus shall enable the College to expand its operation in the region.
Villa College is now open for applications for the January 2020 Intake.
The new intake offers the opportunity to join 97 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, Research, Pharmacy, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Marine Studies and Water Sports.
Among these, there are 12 Master’s programmes, 5 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 17 Diploma programmes, 14 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 12 Certificate level 3 programmes, 2 Certificate level 2 programmes and 1 Certificate level 1 programme, as well as 8 programmes in Marine Studies. In addition, ACCA Knowledge level, Skill level and Professional level is also offered in the upcoming January 2020 intake.
In addition to Villa College’s own programmes, these include Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree programmes from the prestigious UK university, University of the West of England
Besides the opportunities to study at the QI campus in Male’, the same opportunities are available at all the Villa College campuses around the country.
Application deadline for the upcoming January 2020 intake is 26th December 2019, with studies set to commence within two weeks of the month of January.
Students will have the option to make their payments easily in monthly instalments throughout their programme. In addition, the students have the opportunity to study all the Bachelor’s Degree Programs offered in Villa College, through the Free First Degree Scheme by the government.
Teacher’s Day was celebrated in Villa College on 2nd October 2019. In a joint effort by the Villa College Staff Club and the HR Department, a ceremony was held on the occasion. Addressing our teachers in this ceremony, our Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar praised the effort the teachers put into delivering their best to the students. Dr. Anwar stressed the importance of celebrating such a day in order to mark the hard work and dedication of teachers around the globe.
Tokens of appreciation were given to all the full-time academic staff of Villa College in this ceremony, followed by the cutting of the Teacher’s Day cake. The ceremony was then capped off with refreshments and some wonderful performances by the Villa International High School students for the VC academic staff.
Teacher’s Day is being celebrated throughout the country this week, with various activities being held on this delightful occasion.
A Customer Service training was conducted for the Villa College staff by Mr. Masood Ali on 26th September 2019. This training included various customer service techniques and practices. Our staff were engaged in a lively session where they identified numerous areas, in which the techniques and practices discussed in the session, that can be applied in the workplace.
Our 3rd Staff Meeting of 2019 was held on 17Th September 2019. As per usual, the first item on the agenda was the Staff Café Talk. Dr. Ali Fawaz Shareef delivered a motivational speech on the topic “Develop your brand” in this meeting’s edition of the Staff Café Talk.
Afterwards, the staff who joined after the previous staff meeting was introduced, giving each new staff an opportunity to introduce themselves. This was followed by a presentation by the Marketing department regarding the new and upcoming programmes in Villa College. The Assessment Policy was then shared by Mr. Moosa Mohamed followed by a presentation on Learning Support by Mr. Ahmed Yasir. Certificates were also given to the Employees of the Month from January 2019 to July 2019, after which the Staff Newsletter Issue: Volume 04 No. 01 was released by our Vice Rector, Dr. Ali Najeeb. Appointment letters were given to the promoted staff in Center for Postgraduate Studies (CPS), Center for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) and Faculty of Educational Studies (FES) and also to the newly elected members of the Villa College Staff Club (VCSC) Executive Committee.
Certificates and gifts were given to the winners of the Bookmark Competition organized by the Villa College Library and to the users who borrowed the most items from the library. It was followed by a presentation by the VCSC President, Ms. Hidaya Mohamed Zahir, regarding the planned activities and the Anniversary plan. Ms. Selina Mohamed from the Registration department, gave a presentation on the tasks for the upcoming UWE Graduation 2019.
Our Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar delivered a passionate speech regarding the upcoming UWE Graduation. Dr. Anwar stressed the importance of teamwork and giving 100% for this event.