On Tuesday, the 4th September 2018, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rwanda, Prof Phil COTTON, paid a visit to Rukara Campus. He was accompanied by the DVC for Academic Affairs and Research, Prof Nelson Ijumba, DVC for Finance, Mrs. Francoise Kayitare Tengera; the DVC for  Starategic Planning and Administration, Dr. Papias Malimba  Musafiri. The visiting team also included the Director of Estate, Services and Facilities Management,  Mr. Ernest Barakagwira; the Director of Procurement, Mr. Ngarambe Vincent; the acting Chief Information Officer(CIO), Dr. Gaurav Bajpai and the Advisor to the VC, Mr. Emmy Arsonral Maniriho.

This visit was meant to assess preparedness for the Campus for the academic year 2018-2019. Prof Phil Cotton and his team held a meeting with the College Senior managers that included the Principal, Prof. George K.NJOROGE; the Director of Operations, Mr. James Ngoga; the Dean, School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education, Dr. Karangwa Evariste; the acting Director of Estate Management and Facilities. The meeting was also attended by the Executive Assistant to the Principal, Mr. Bigabo Fiston, and the Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Mr. Gato  Gafurama Charles.


Prof Phil COTTON and his team in a meeting with UR-CE managers at Rukara Campus

In his opening remarks, the Vice- Chancellor noted that they were responding to the Principal’s invitation. Prof George K. Njoroge commended the UR senior managers for their prompt and positive response to his invitation. He updated participants on the status of the College since its relocation to Rukara Campus. Participants were taken through major issues which impeded the effective delivery of the College services throughout the academic year 2017-2018 and the strategies devised to address them.

Prof. George K. Njoroge intimated that the visit by VCO was meant to discuss issues which needed concerted decisions and prompt action to ensure a smooth reception of students in the academic year 2018-2019.  He particularly pointed out the reception and equipping of the new classroom block building which would address the challenge of the space for teaching and learning and academic staff offices.

All concerned parties undertook to work round the clock to ensure that the Campus is ready for the next academic year.

The  new classroom block building

In his closing remarks, Prof Phil Cotton, thanked the participants for the fruitful discussions and the resolutions reached, and commended the College Principal for the extended invitation to visit the Campus.    

Prof Phil Cotton and the team visited the new classroom building and other facilities. He also interacted with the group of the admitted students who had come to collect their admission letters.

The VC and the team interacting with admitted students who had come to collect admission letters

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