The Center for Diseases Control (CDC) and Tulane University has donated 97 Samsung tablets to National University of Rwanda (NUR) faculty of Medicine.
The tablets are loaded with educational materials for the medical students to easily browse and access to the plethora of e-resources
At the launch of Tablets for Medical Education(TFME) at NUR, Dr. Nancy Beth Mock , the director of Tulane University-Rwanda Office said that this donation was offered to the faculty of Medicine as support in capacity development area and consideration of Rwanda’s will of developing ICT.
“This donation is in line with our agenda of capacity building development. In addition to this, we were encouraged by the will of government of Rwanda which has put in place excellent infrastructure for ICT. We hope these tablets will help the faculty of Medicine in capacity development by using ICT,” explained Mock
The donation according to NUR will help to upgrade the teaching and learning innovations towards improving the training of Rwanda’s future health workforce.
Magnifique Irakoze, one of the beneficiaries of Samsung tablets stated that students are committed to use these electronic tools to improve their skills.
“We are committed to the fair use of these tablets in our learning and we are very optimistic that they will help us to improve our skills”, declared Irakoze.
The Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Manasse Mbonye thanked CDC and Tulane University for their support in the medical development and said that the support is very important as Medical development is among priorities in Rwanda development agenda.
The faculty of Medicine plans to monitor the results of tablets usage and their contribution to learning. The donation is worth $37,800 (Approximately Rwf22.68 million).
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