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15 September 2017

How to Prepare for University Life

When students complete high school, they are excited about joining university because it comes with its freedom and fun, as well as less supervision from teachers. But without adequate guidance and preparation that liberty can be recipe for disaster. Read more

Law Students to Compete in International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition

Five law schools in Rwanda, in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Cross Rwanda, are organising the second national moot court competition on international humanitarian law. Read more

The Grade Conspiracy

Every student entertains, at some point or another, the ridiculously misguided belief that grades are given and not earned. Should they fail, they will raise questions on why you have failed them and pull tantrums in a concerted effort to change their grade to a pass. Read more

University of Rwanda Faulted Over Latest Reforms

The Higher Education Council has faulted the University of Rwanda for its latest round of restructuring and relocation of campuses and colleges without engaging and consulting the government. Read more

Use Your Skills to Create More Opportunities

Quality education empowers graduates to contribute to the country’s development because it equips them with proven competence and skills. Read more

 

31 August 2017

Rwandan Postgraduate Students Head to Japan Varsities under Africa Devt Plan

The fourth batch of fifteen candidates enrolled for post-graduate studies under Japan’s African Business Education (ABE) Initiative will today depart for Masters’ degree studies in the Asian country. Read more

Two Suspended Varsities Allowed to Re-Open

Students from two institutions of higher learning will be happy to learn that they can now proceed with their education after the regulator’s green light. Read more

University of Rwanda Slashes Course Duration

Social sciences and some science programmes at the University of Rwanda will be offered in three years instead of four starting next academic year. Read more

 

15 August 2017

Tertiary Institutions Must Break the Classroom-Workplace Barrier

The whole idea is to break the barrier between the classroom and the workplace. Learning should allow students to understand how ideas work in practice. Read more

 

15 July 2017

Capitalising On Africa’s Youth Dividend

For Africa, the question is no longer “if” students are taught, but “what.” Read more

Govt, World Bank Ink Rwf100bn Skills Development Deal

The Government and the World Bank on Monday signed a $120 million (about Rwf100 billion) financial agreement to support skills development across multiple sectors of the economy. Read more

 

15 June 2017

Rwf17 Billion Programme to Spur Youth Employment

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a Rwf17.2 billion initiative, Huguka Dukore, that will help train 40,000 youths in workforce readiness skills by 2021. Read more

Embrace Inquiry-Based Learning for Better Results

Most accomplished teachers find questioning a very efficient way to keep students engaged.  They creatively formulate questions that productively aid the understanding of new concepts. But imagine flipping this role. What if students asked more and more questions? Read more

How to Create an Inclusive Environment in Class

Our classrooms are a tapestry of students with different cultures, socioeconomic circumstances, race and abilities. Whether intentional or not, there is social, emotional, physical and intellectual diversity even within the most seemingly cohesive group of students. Read more

Minister Nsengimana Appointed Chair of Global Forum on SDGs

Rwanda’s minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has been appointed as the Chair of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, a multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

University of Rwanda in Fresh Round of Restructuring

University of Rwanda is in the process of restructuring to improve the quality of education, reduce expenses and create a friendly learning environment for students. Read more

Ulk Students Win Environment Debate Challenge

On 3rd June 2017, three students from Kigali Independent University ULK, Kigali Campus, won a debate challenge on environment. It was a competition organized by Gasore Serge Foundation to find out how much students from across the country are informed as far as environment is concerned. Read more

Student Leaders Urged To Fight HIV

Female university student leaders have been urged to sensitise their colleagues on the consequences of HIV/AIDS. Read more

Tired of Retakes? Here Is the Solution

University life comes with all the liberty, fun, excitement, drama and all the interesting things one would wish for. For students fresh from high school, the freedom is like that of a bird that has been set free from a cage. However, when one gets too consumed in the fun, academic concentration is compromised and in many cases retakes are an obvious occurrence. Read more

 

15 May 2017

How to Keep Your Brain in Top Shape

The human brain is a complex and peculiar organ that controls the psychological and physical well-being of the human body. Different researchers have made tremendous steps in discovering the working of the brain, and they all appear to concur that without proper nourishment, the brain can be as good as ‘useless’. Read more

Suspended Varsities Have Three Months to Comply or Face Permanent Closure

The 10 higher institutions of learning that were suspended in March have only three months left to meet all the requirements needed by Higher Education Council (HEC). Read more

 

30 April 2017

Higher Education Council to Blame for Varsity Suspensions

All of them can be blamed on the Higher Education Council who did not do a very good job while setting up standards that any institution, investor should comply with prior to opening a higher education of learning. Read more

Need to Keep Quality Even as Varsities Expand

The last twenty years or so have seen a huge expansion in higher education across Africa. More universities, both public and private, and offering more courses, have been established. Student enrolment is at an all time high. This is certainly true in Rwanda. Read more

New HEC Boss Speaks out on Suspended Universities

In March, the Ministry of Education suspended operations of four universities and some courses in six other institutions over irregularities including inadequate staff and teaching facilities, leaving thousands of students stranded. Read more

UNESCO Calls on Governments to Make Higher Education Equitable, Affordable

Ensuring those who need help the most are getting it and guaranteeing equity and affordability in regulatory frameworks are two of the ways policy makers need to consider in order to make higher education equitable and affordable for all, says a new report. Read more

Varsity Suspension: Joint Assessment Underway

The Higher Education Council has engaged professional bodies in the latest assessment of the requirements asked of the universities to be allowed to run suspended programmes. Read more

What Students Should Look out for When Choosing a University

According to experts, since students and parents are most affected when such situations happen, they need to be on the lookout for which institutions are credited and if they have what is required. Read more

 

15 March 2017

Exam Scores Are Being Used to Build Student Loan Credit Reports in Kenya

In Kenya – and Africa in general, where 80% of people lack access to formal financial services such as loans – traditional credit rating methods are often impractical. But alternative data may have the answer. Read more

Fresh Graduates Urged to Play Key Role in Boosting Tourism, Service Sectors

Graduates from the University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies have been urged to put into practice the acquired knowledge to improve tourism and services industry in the country. Read more

Joining University: Early Preps Will Save You Last Minute Panic

Last month, the Ministry of Education released the 2016 A-level examination results. The general pass rate was registered at 89.5 per cent, a 0.3 per cent improvement from the 2015 performance. Read more

Get Closer To Your Teachers, Classmates for Support

The principal goal for all students is to achieve their own highest level of success in supportive classrooms, taught by teachers who give the tools to overcome obstacles and learn to their fullest potentials. Read more

 

15 February 2017

Focus on Raising Higher Education Standards

A senatorial committee that toured higher education sub-sector has noted that standards have improved over the last 22 years but institutions still suffer heavily from poor funding and shallow monitoring for quality assurance. Read more

MGU Rwanda to Launch ‘Education for All’ Scholarship Program

One hundred and ninety nine (199) girls and boys in Rwanda have been awarded scholarships by Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) situated in Kabuga under the new scholarship program, “Education for All”. Read more

Senators Task Govt on Improving Higher Education Standards

Senators have asked the Government to move swiftly and assess the country’s higher education sector to address issues affecting it such as poor infrastructure, inadequate resources for students’ living and class practices as well as poor funding for academic research. Read more

Understanding the Growing Appetite for “Further Studies”

With a first class degree and a high end well-paying job, you would expect him to be content. But Felix is racing against time to finish his master’s degree before embarking on a PhD. Read more

 

31 January 2017

How Best Can Students Cope With Evening Classes?

Attending school in the evening is one of the common trends in higher education today, especially owing to the fact that most of such students are employed.. The situation is even more worrisome because research shows that evening students could incur some mental and physical problems resulting from overworking during day and studying at night. Read more

New Model to Harmonise Higher Education Fees in EAC under Study

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is working to introduce a tool for calculating unit costs to help harmonise higher education fees, as part of its contribution to promoting equal opportunities for all higher education students in the region. Read more

 

15 November 2016

Govt Seeks to Scale up Access to Education

The Ministry of Education is rallying other partners including private sector, churches, NGOs, and civil society to mobilise resources to complement the education budget, currently at 13 per cent of total government budget, as part of efforts to increase access to education. Read more

Varsities Urged to Conduct Research

Public and private higher learning institutions should develop the culture of carrying out research in science and technology as enabler for development and transformation. Read more

 

31 October 2016

African Virtual University Opens New E-learning Centre at UR-CST

A distance and e-learning centre was last week launched at University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology to provide learners with greater access to higher education opportunities. Read more

Education Sector Moves to Domesticate SDGS

The education sector has policies and priorities in place that will ably facilitate the domestication and implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

Reinvent to Diversify Africa’s Vasities into Centers of Innovation

Four of the highest recipients of Olympics medals are also permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The US, UK, Russia and China rank on top not necessarily because they’re superpowers, but because they field competitors in nearly every sport. By winning five medals in taekwondo, African countries demonstrated they too can diversify into new sports and excel. Read more

Rwanda, Morocco Sign 19 Pacts as Kagame Hosts King Mohammed VI

Gatare also signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the African Institute of Technology (AIT) as a world class higher education provider with a research focus in climate change, green value chain, megacities, population growth, among other areas. Read more

Student Loans Can Be Recovered

To say that the students’ loan issue has been poorly managed is an understatement. The systems in place were weak but nonetheless the unpleasant task of sorting the issues and subsequent loan recovery job has to be done to educate our younger brothers and sisters. Read more

 

30 September 2016

Are Universities Giving Students a Raw Deal?

The quality of a university degree has recently come under scrutiny following an increase in graduates entering the potential work force with limited skills. Read more

Kagame’s Address at Yale University Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture

We increasingly base our legitimacy on results achieved and on the views of our citizens, rather than on external validation. Read more

Why Rwanda Improved in New WEF Report on Competitiveness

The report also showed a need for improvement in higher education and training especially in specialised training services to meet the demands in the market. Read more

 

15 September 2016

Private Higher Learning Institutions Urged to Work in Harmony

Private higher learning institutions have been urged to work in harmony to deliver quality education. Read more

 

31 August 2016

10 ICT Professionals to Sharpen Skills in Japan Universities

Ten young professionals will this month head to Japan to acquire hands-on skills in information and communication technology (ICT) as part of efforts to strengthen economic ties between the private sectors in Rwanda and Japan. Read more

7469 Higher-Education Students to Receive Loans

The Rwanda Education Board has announced that 7,469 higher-education students have qualified for a student loan for the academic year 2016/17 while 10,026 other applications were rejected for different reasons. Read more

Bank Wants 37500 Scholarship Loans Defaulters to Pay Back

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has intensified its efforts to recover scholarship loans from over 50,000 beneficiaries. Read more

Confusion Surrounds Tuition Fees as Congolese Refugees Graduate

The University of Rwanda (UR) has denied claims that refugee University students have to pay higher scholarships compared to local students. Read more

Education Key to Fighting Discrimination, Says Official

The director-general of science, technology and research at the Ministry of Education has cited education as key to overcoming discrimination, and poverty in Rwanda and the region. Read more

Educators Should Push for Authenticity in Student Research

Most undergraduates have taken the maxim, “There is nothing new under the sun” too far. To them, research is a game of copy-paste or pay-and–get-it-done kind of thing. Read more

University Summer School Helps Students Understand the SDGs

Delegates from more than 40 universities from around the world have gathered at the University of Rwanda in the annual Summer School organized by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Read more

UR Law School Looks To Revise Programme to Enhance Quality

The School of Law, University of Rwanda, is considering revising its programmes to improve quality of learning. Read more

 

31 July 2016

Higher Education Providers Require Close Supervision

The Ministry of Education should tighten its procedures with regard to starting a new university in Rwanda. Read more

Higher Education as a Pillar of Our Transformation Story

A record 8,500 students graduate from the University of Rwanda in the first ceremony at which graduands from all constituent colleges converge at the same venue to be conferred upon their degrees. Read more

Local Researchers Study Post-Genocide Challenges

Ten Rwandan researchers working under the tutelage Aegis Trust’s Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) programme, have come up with research findings on post-Genocide challenges in Rwanda. Read more

Rwanda Envoy Negotiates Education Partnership with US Varsity

Rwanda’s Ambassador to Washington, has held discussions with St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, US on the possibility of a partnership with the University of Rwanda in priority areas. Read more

 

15 July 2016

JKUAT Commemorates

Staff and students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center to honor victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Read more

US$11 Million to Train Africa’s Future ICT Leaders

Carnegie Mellon University has received US$10.8 million from the MasterCard Foundation to help train the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs at its campus in Rwanda. Read more

 

30 June 2016

54 Graduate from Kepler

54 students of Kepler, a Kigali-based programme, were awarded diplomas and degrees in various disciplines. Read more

Rwf8bn MasterCard Foundation deal to boost engineering skills

Rwanda’s quest to bridge the deficit in engineering skills across various disciplines received a boost. Read more

WB Boosts Higher Education with Rwf15bn Credit Facility

The Government of Rwanda and World Bank Group signed $20million (about Rwf15.3billion) credit facility agreement to strengthen higher education through research and training. Read more

 

15 June 2016

EAC Varsities Urged To Develop Innovative Products, Policies

The executive secretary of the Inter-University Council for East Africa, Prof. Alexandre Lyambabaje, called on universities to actively get involved with development of innovative products and policies. Read more

Kagame Challenges Students to Inspire Their Communities

President Paul Kagame has challenged African youths, who get opportunities to study from the world’s best schools, to keep their ambitions aligned with the greater targets of their native countries. Read more

Scholars Issue Alert over Genocide Denial

Experts from around the Great Lakes Region who are attending a meeting on genocide studies, in Kigali, have warned of growing denial of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Read more

 

15 May 2016

Varsity Education Offers Refugee Students Fresh Hope for the Future

Imagine completing secondary education and the road stops there. Read more

 

30 April 2016

Univ. of Rwanda Launches Online Masters of Communication Management Course

The University of Rwanda has launched an online post-graduate programme, Masters of Communication Management (EMCM). Read more

Scholars Discuss Future of Traditional Medicine

Mechanisms should be put in place to promote indigenous knowledge that impacts public health, scholars have said. Read more

 

15 April 2016

NGO Expands Tertiary Education to Remote Refugee Camp

An innovative non-governmental organisation is breaking some of the toughest barriers to attaining a university education imaginable. Read more

Rwanda Takes Long View to Invest in African Science

Rwanda has chosen to invest on both fronts and several initiatives testify to this, from the Quantum Leap Africa Research Centre. Read more

UR’s College of Agric wins EAC Inter–University Debate Competition

College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) emerged winners of the concluded Inter- University Debate Competition on East African Community integration. Read more

 

15 March 2016

University of Kigali Opens Musanze Campus

There is need for the education sector to understand local needs and deliver quality education that responds to those needs for sustainable development. Read more

Science, Innovation Key to Sustainable Prosperity

President Paul Kagame has called on African nations to scale up investments in research to increase impact of science in development. Read more

Rwandan Masters Students Graduate from US Varsity

Rwanda’s partnership and close ties with world leading universities has in recent years contributed to the growth of a pool of professionals in the country. Read more

 

29 February 2016

How Do We Improve the Quality of Our Graduates?

As student in a sea of many weak areas to be tackled by the stakeholders in our education industry, there are three important key areas that would likely trigger a higher standard of the graduates’ quality. Read more

Rethinking College Degrees and Workplace Performance Appraisal

There has been a concerned murmur reported in the media about “unmarketable” university degrees by some students, worried that they will not get jobs with the courses they have been pursuing. Read more

Smart Jobs Needed to Match Smart Rwanda

Most Rwandan graduates are unemployed because they are selective with jobs. Read more

Teachers’ Platform: Are Universities Giving Us A Raw Deal?

The main purpose of higher learning institutions, primarily universities, is to have a two-pronged approach in the search of knowledge to develop the highest degree of creative thought and to contribute to the solutions to concrete needs of society. Read more

 

January 2016

Gicumbi Varsity Pledges Quality Following Upgrade

Officials from Gicumbi-based University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB) have pledged to offer quality education that will not only be driven by the labour market, but also the country’s development aspirations. Read more

ULK Gisenyi Staff and Students Briefed On Heroism

As Rwandans get ready to mark the 21st National Heroes Day, different personalities are moving around the country to share with people views on what heroism is all about. Read more

ULK Polytechnic Institute in Partnership with CMU-Rwanda Organizes a Presentation On New Protection In Power Networks

ULK Polytechnic Institute students and administrative cadres met with a delegation from Carnegie Mellon University – Rwanda campus. The meeting was held on the topics of New Protection in Power Networks. Read more

UR Has Potential to Become a Global University

Three years ago, public universities merged to form the University of Rwanda (UR). With this merger, a single entity was born to address the key challenges that affected the quality of higher education, and to subsequently contribute to national development. Read more

UTB Graduates Tipped On Jobs

University graduates in the country have been urged to put into practice the acquired knowledge and skills to create their own jobs. Read more

 

December 2015

Education Sector Qualification Frameworks to Be Harmonised

The Ministry of Education is seeking to consolidate the four sector qualification frameworks into a single entity called the Rwanda National Qualification Framework (RNQF). Read more

Is Your University, Course Accredited?

The Ministry of Education took a spontaneous decision to ban some courses taught at three universities in Rwanda. The suspended courses included bachelor of nursing, bachelor of pharmacy, bachelor of medical laboratory science and bachelor of public health. Read more

Thomson Reuters Conducts a One Day Research Capacity Building Workshop at ULK

Conducting Research is a prerequisite responsibility within higher learning institutions. As its mission states; Kigali Independent University ULK aims to educate, teach, conduct research and serve the community. Read more

 

November 2015

Founder and President of Ulk Launches a Three Year Hospital Project Founder and President of ULK, launched a three year project of construction of ULK Hospital as well as the School of Medicine. Read more

Higher Learning Institutions Challenged To Promote Entrepreneurship among Students Institutions of higher learning have a big role to play in instilling an entrepreneur culture among youth. Read more

Prof. Lyambabaje Takes Over Inter University Council Leadership Former Commerce Minister has taken over as the new executive secretary of the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA). Read more

Turkey in Africa: A Humanitarian Approach When it comes to education, Turkey provides around one thousand scholarships every year for students from Africa. There are currently over five thousand African students in higher education in Turkey. Read more

ULK Ranks #1 In World University Rankings For Rwandan Universities According to 4icu ranking metrics, Kigali Independent University ULK is the #1 university in Rwanda (Public as well as Private universities). Read more

Why Rwanda’s Move to English? The world has witnessed substantial positive changes in Rwanda over the past few years, with many more on the horizon. Read more

 

October 2015

Higher Education Needs to Become More Relevant Universities should not only offer courses that are relevant to the job market but those courses should also qualify to be university courses. Read more

International Campus Hit by Temporary Closure Order Plans by one of Kenya’s fastest growing private universities to become a regional higher education powerhouse are running into headwinds after the government of Rwanda last month ordered the closure of Mount Kenya University or MKU, Kigali campus. Read more

Learning from Germany & Singapore Takes More than Aping Education Practices On September 30, The New Times (Rwanda) reported that the East African Community (EAC) resolved to benchmark education practices from Singapore and Germany. On the same day, Uganda’s The Observer published a treatise by Ugandan sage, about the genesis and meaning of Ubuntu as a philosophy. Read more

Rwanda Could be an Academic Hub for EAC The Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) has also set up a world class campus in Kabuga, in addition to the existing campus which is presently operational in the heart of Kigali City. Read more

Tracing the Birth of University of Rwanda You might want to know that UR, called National University of Rwanda then, was born in Butare at a time when the word ‘university’ was just a tale to the ears of the Rwandan community. Read more

Who’s to Blame for the Lack of Employment After Graduation? The government is doing everything to have more job creators than seekers, as well as create a pool of graduates that can grab the available jobs before they fly off to foreign countries. Read more

 

September 2015

Biotechnology Lab to Enhance Research A new biotechnology laboratory has been opened at University of Rwanda’s Huye campus to help enhance research in agriculture and health. Read more

EAC Seeks to Learn Higher Education Practices From Germany, Singapore As the East African Community (EAC) moves to enhance its higher education system, it is looking to borrow a leaf from countries such as Germany and Singapore that have excelled in linking academia to the world of work. Read more

Education Loan: Why Should Employers Be Held to Account? Whatever employers and lawyers want, this is a historical moment in education. If your judgment begins with scepticism, your ruling will equally be minus. Read more

Lawmakers Approve Bill on Varsity Study Loan Financing A proposed law that seeks to govern students’ bursaries and loans in post-secondary education and thus ease recovery process. Read more

Rwanda Military Academy Starts Degree Programme Rwanda Military Academy, Gako, has launched a four-year bachelor’s degree in Social and Military Science cadet course. Read more

Why Girls Should Embrace Sciences The full participation of women in science and technology at the leadership level is crucial for realization of Rwanda’s Development Vision 2020. Read more

 

August 2015

35 Rwandans Win Chinese Scholarships The Chinese government has awarded scholarships to 35 Rwandan students to pursue studies in various disciplines at various levels of higher education in China. Read more

Did HEC Act in Haste to Suspend Varsities? As things are, Higher Education Council (HEC) was informed of the decision to open Musanze Campus way back in December 2014, and University of Kigali (UoK) management had invested huge sums of money on this branch. HEC should audit before suspending a campus. Read more

Pass English or Repeat: How Best Can Universities Deal with Proficiency Tests? Recently, the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology blocked 156 students from proceeding to the next level for one reason. Read more

Private Universities Warned on Unauthorised Operations The Ministry of Education has warned that private universities in the country that start new academic programmes and open campuses before being accredited will be closed. Read more

University of Rwanda Has Restructured to Meet International Standards Despite impressive numbers of graduates, there are concerns by a section of employers on their quality and relevance to the job market. Read more

 

July 2015

Are Our University Graduates Universally Competitive? The simplest way to define higher education institutes/universities in Rwanda is that they offer degree certificates. Read more

Tertiary Institutions Should Focus on Research This is a serious burden that is weighing our economy down and making our country helplessly impoverished in skills and service; nonetheless, it has not been taken with a grain of salt. Read more

The Dilemma of a Fresh Graduate Thousands of students will be graduating from many universities in the country. These will join many more that have walked Kigali streets for years without finding a job. Read more

Why We Should Bridge the Gap between Research and Policy In the context of globalisation and the world’s complexities, the need for sharing knowledge between higher learning institutions and community has become increasingly evident in recent years. Read more

 

June 2015

Six Rwandans Depart for YALI Fellowship Six young Rwandan professionals left the country for the United States after they were selected to take part in the second session of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship. Read more

Fostering Entrepreneurship Among Rwandan Youth; More Questions Than Answers The University of Rwanda’s College of Business and Economics (UR-CEB) posed a question of key concern to the country: How do we foster youth entrepreneurship and innovation? Read more

University Students are Plagiarising? Say It ain’t so? A highly popular news story last week was about the plight of five university students under investigation by a disciplinary committee in one of our universities. The crime: plagiarism. Read more

African Academicians Called on to Drive Economic Growth Academicians, policymakers and partners in education should streamline ideas on how to enhance the quality of higher education in Africa and adapt the knowledge to the continent’s economic development in order to turn it into a knowledge-based economy. Read more

 

MAY 2015

How Bridge2Rwanda Has Shaped All-Round Academic Giants Bridge2Rwanda was formed in 2007 to help expand Rwanda’s global network of friends, encourage foreign direct investment, and to create opportunities for Rwandan students to study abroad. Read more

Education Ministry Should Streamline its Regulatory Mechanism A dispute has ensued between Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Gitwe (ISPG) and a group of former students who accuse it of providing them with knowledge that is substandard after the latter were supposedly found unfit for the labour market. Read more

Would You Do an Exam on Your Day of Worship? If tests or exams happened to fall on Saturday, while her fellow students went into the examination hall, she remained locked up in her hostel reading the Bible, before finally heading to church where she spent the rest of the day. Read more

Wrangles Pit ISPG Graduates Against School Administration Recent graduates from the ISPG (Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Gitwe) Faculty of Biomedical Sciences have accused the college of not training them to the standards expected by the labour market. Read more

 

April 2015

Wanted: The University of Rwanda’s Worst Enemy Higher education in Rwanda has undergone major changes over the past five years. The most significant change saw the transformation of six independent public universities into colleges under the umbrella of the University of Rwanda (UR). Read more

UR’s Timely Response Commendable I am satisfied with the response by the University of Rwanda. I understand the challenges they are facing and appreciate what they are doing to solve it. Read more

New Dawn: Cabinet Approves Varsity Loan Scheme for Rollout The cabinet has opened the door to the implementation of the university loan scheme under the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) following its approval of the students funding mechanism. Read more

 

March 2015

Top French Tourism School to Open Campus in Kigali The hospitality sector is set to receive a boost once Vatel, an international tourism institute, establishes a campus in the country. The renowned institution for hotel and tourism management plans to establish its first ever Sub-Saharan Africa campus in Kigali. Read more

Turkish Universities in Hunt For Rwandan Students Turkish Universities are in a drive to attract more Rwandan students. This was disclosed on Saturday during an education fair organised by seven private universities from Turkey in Kigali. Read more

Tanzanian University Holds First Graduation in Kibungo The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) that opened its doors in Rwanda in 2012, Friday graduated its first lot of students at a ceremony held in Kibungo, Ngoma District. Read more

Quality Education: Varsities Should Follow Through on Their Promise Over the weekend senior lecturers and professors from public and private institutions of higher learning committed to improving the quality of education in the country by signing performance contracts, best known locally as Imihigo. Read more

Should University Education Be Free? It is far from impossible to have free university education, the cost of that would be very high and simply unsustainable. Read more

INES Graduates Tipped on Job Creation Graduates from Ruhengeri Institute of Higher Education (INES) have been urged to be innovative and create their own jobs instead of wasting time moving from one government office to another looking for employment. Read more

Rural Infrastructure Devt Will Attract Youth to Agric. In the age of Smartphones, fast fashion, and digital entertainment –how do we make agriculture appealing to young people and those with higher education? Read more

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Senegalese Minister Tours UR, Calls for More Partnerships The quality of higher education on the continent will be enhanced if African countries strengthen partnerships that allow them to share the resources, visiting Senegalese minister for higher education and research notes. Read more

 

JANUARY 2015

Higher Education Embraces Kiswahili to Boost Regional Integration Rwandan universities have embarked on an ambitious programme to teach Kiswahili to enable the country’s populace to tap regional integration. Read more

 

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