HIROSHIMA University, IDEC seeks to create a partnership with UR-College of Education

HIROSHIMA University, IDEC seeks to create a partnership with the University of Rwanda, College of Education

Professor TAKUYA BABA from Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, HIROSHIMA University, paid a visit to the University of Rwanda, College of Education. The purpose of the visit was to discuss with the College management about the possibility for creating a partnership with the University of Rwanda, College of Education.

Prof. BABA and his delegation were received by Prof. George K.NJOROGE, Principal of University of Rwanda, and College of Education in his office. In his introduction, Prof. BABA indicated that the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University was established in April 1994 with a special mission of actively nurturing expertise to address the various challenging issues facing developing countries. He explained that since then, IDEC has brought together leading researchers and exceptional students from around the world. He noted that consequently, IDEC is becoming a distinguished center of excellence in the field of international cooperation studies with the 3 pillars of research and education: international peace cooperation, international environmental cooperation and international educational cooperation.

In his remarks, the College Principal commended the delegation for the visit and the keen interest in the creation of a partnership with the University of Rwanda, College of Education. He gave an overview of the University of Rwanda, College of Education and agreed in principle on the visitors’ proposal for partnership as far as achieving the University of Rwanda, College of Education’s core business is concerned.

As a way forward, the Principal clarified that in whatever case the proposed partnership should be enlightened by the provision of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the draft of which should pass through required administrative procedures at the University of Rwanda’s level. It was agreed on that a technical meeting shall be convened for discussing the partnership framework.

In the discussions participated Prof. Lakhan Lal YADAV, Director of the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Sciences (ACEITLMS).  He took the visitors through the vision and mission of the ACEITLMS. He particularly indicated that the Centre he leads would benefit from the cooperation as far as its mandate is concerned.

Prof Takuya BABA and his delegation at the visit to ACEITLMS and handing over samples of Japanese school Mathematics books

The delegation also visited the Centre’s Office and handed over to the Director of the Centre samples of mathematics books used in the Japanese schools. Before concluding the visit, Prof. BABA presented a seminar on Research on Mathematics & Science Education at University of Hiroshima, which was attended by ACEITLMS PhD students and staff at the University of Rwanda, College of Education. Later, the delegation discussed with the Dean, School of Inclusive and Special Needs and the ACEITLMS team about the possible collaboration, in detail.

 

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