AGDER University endeavors to partner with the University of Rwanda-College of Education

The delegation from the University of AGDER, Norway, visited the University of Rwanda-College of Education on 14th February 2019 in a quest to explore potential areas of cooperation between the two academic institutions.

The Norwegian delegation was led by the Rector, Prof. Dr.-Eng. Frank Reichert and included   Associate Professor Ghislain Maurice Norbert Isabwe from the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Information and Communication Technology as well as Dr. Samantha Page, Senior Advisor on Internationalization. The delegation was received by the Principal of the University of Rwanda-College of Education, Prof. George K.NJOROGE.

The meeting was also attended by other College senior managers that included the Director of the  African Centre for Excellence for Innovative Teaching  and Learning of Mathematics  and Science (ACEITLMS); Prof. Lakhan Lal Yadav, Dean of School of Education, Prof. Niyomugabo Cyprien;  the Director of the Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CODeL), Dr. Nduwingoma Mathias;  the Director of  the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Dr. Muhirwa Andre;  the acting Director of Operations, Mr. Gato Gafurama Charles and the Director of Campus Library Services, Mr. Nzeyimana Gonzalve.

UR-CE Senior managers in a meeting with the delegation from AGDER University

In his remarks, Prof. Njoroge thanked the members of the delegation for visiting the College of Education. He took them through the historical background of the University of Rwanda and initiatives taken in view of its mandate in order to actualize its assigned mandate. He also gave an overview of the College of Education with a particular emphasis on the contribution of each academic program and relevance not only to the nation but in fast changing global society. Members of the College management were also talked about the role of their respective departments in taking the College forward and possible areas of partnership. 

Prof. Reichert, who spoke on behalf the delegation, expressed satisfaction for the warm welcome by the College of Education. He said that the University of Agder is a public university with campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad. He added that AGDER University was established as university college in 1994 through the merger of Agder College and five other colleges including a technical college and a nursing school, and became one of the Norway’s newest universities in 2007.

The Agder University delegation led by Prof. Dr.-Eng Frank Reichert (left) visiting UR-CE

Prof. Reichert noted that the visit to the College of Education was meant to explore areas of cooperation between the two institutions. The two sides affirmed commitment to explore partnership areas that have impactful results in society. Both sides will continue to reflect and agree on these possible areas.

Before concluding their visit, the members of the delegation toured the Campus facilities including the School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education Resource Centre where they were shown products of Uduseke Craft Project through which the School assists parents of children with disabilities for income generation so that the parents can fruitfully support their children.

In the Resource Centre, members of AGDER University delegation were amazed by the products of Uduseke

Craft Project and bought some of them.

 

 

In the Resource Centre, members of AGDER University delegation were amazed by the products of Uduseke

Craft Project and bought some of them.

 

Pose for a group photo

Story by

NTIRANDEKURA Schadrac

Public Relations and Community Engagement Officer

University of Rwanda-College of Education