The State Minister of education, Dr. Mathias Harebamungu, has encouraged the newly graduated students of Kigali Independent University, to be diligent in the job market, and play a major role in the social and economic transformation of the country.
Harebamungu made the remarks while presiding over the 8th graduation ceremony where more than two thousand students graduated recently in different disciplines including law, social science, economic and business studies, at Kigali Independent University (ULK), Kigali campus.
“The government calls you to be creative, innovative and enterprising, so as to create more job opportunities, instead of waiting for advertised jobs in the news papers. I am sure that the skills and knowledge acquired in this university will be a starting point for graduates to become better citizens who are involved in the development of the country” Minister Harebamungu advised.
The colorful ceremony was attended by educationalists, government officials, church leaders and foreign dignitaries.
The university also graduated its first batch of student ninety nine students in the newly established faculty of sciences and technology.
The State Minister hailed ULK’s founder and president- Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda- for his initiative of promoting better standards of education in Rwanda, especially in the area of science and technology.
He said: “The example of ULK is a successful story in the government’s policy of promoting quality education in Rwanda. This should encourage every Rwandan to value education because the country’s development can be built on core values of education” Harebamungu stated.
The Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda, the Founder and President of ULK, said that the university is set to improve its facilities and provide fundamental education standards in Rwanda and will achieve this by launch a digital library which will be connected to first class universities in the world- such as Harvard and Oxford university.
Prof. Dr. Rwigamba told the graduates to be good ambassadors of God and humanity in the outside world. Rwigamba said: “your success depends on the providence of God and upholding the core values of humanity. It is imporatnat to be show integrity, love, patience and commitment and above all to do everything in the light of God’s love and desire to serve the community as servants of God”
Rector of ULK, Dr. Ezechiel Sekibibi said that the university is determined to uphold the government standards of education and improve the human resources in Rwanda, by producing skilled and capable graudates on the job market.
Three best and outstanding students- Maurice Ryumugabe (faculty of Computer sciences), Laurantine Nyinawumuntu (faculty of management) and Alphonse Rutagengwa (faculty of Economics) were rewarded for excelling in academics and other fields of education.
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