The Principal of the University Of Rwanda College of Education met new students at Rukara Camps ahead of the new academic year. The event which is commonly known as freshers induction brought together members of academic and administrative staff as well as continuing students.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. George Njoroge, the Principal of the College of Education told new students that by joining the University, they should well understand what they want for themselves, their families and most importantly for their country.
“We want somebody whom the country can be proud of, somebody who can have an impact in the world,” he said, adding that the University of Rwanda is a nation centered and student focused institution.
The Principal also urged new students to make sure that their challenges are communicated through the right channels so that the management can address them in the right way. To the staff, he exhorted them to be in constant contact with students through their guild council so that the College can understand their issues and find appropriate and timely solution.
In his remarks, Dr André Muhirwa, the Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement assured students that the College is committed to offer quality education for them to get knowledge and skills and ultimately achieve their goals, learning outcomes and competences. He also asked them to abide with campus rules and regulations, and other values among others good etiquettes, respect of public property which will help them to thrive in society.
Among other speakers at the event was Mr Alcade Kamanzi, the Ag. Campus Director. He told students that time management and proper planning is a key to success. He pledged support from the College Management and assured that the College does not intend to make life difficult for them rather facilitating them for proper knowledge acquisition. It is worth noting that the induction exercise has been integrated across the whole semester as opposed to yesteryears where it used to be carried out in one week.
By Darius Murangwa