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PROFILE OF DR. CELESTIN NTIVUGURUZWA

10 Jan 2022

PROFILE OF DR. CELESTIN NTIVUGURUZWA

Dr Celestin Ntivuguruzwa is currently serving as Deputy Program Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Rwanda (MCF – SP @UR) effective from 1st December 2022 and a Senior Lecturer (from 2006) at the University of Rwanda College of Education (UR CE), former Kigali Institute of Education (KIE), School of Education. in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Physical Education (MSPE). He is also an Associate Staff Member at African Centre of Excellence in Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACE ITLMS), UR- CE (from 2018) and currently he is supervising 4 PhD students and 4 Masters students.
His contacts are : Phone : (+250)788305262, E-mails : Personal : ntivuguruzwacelestin@gmail.com and ntvuguruzwac@yahoo.fr ; Official : c.ntivuguruzwa@ur.ac.rw

He possesses a PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Specialization of Mechanics 01.02.05 (Liquids, Gases and Plasma Mechanics) from Saint Petersburg State University, Russia and a Master’s Degree in Physics and Mathematics, Specialization of Mechanics 01.03 (Theoretical Mechanics) from the same University. He benefited different relevant professional and leadership training among which one can mention the Certificate of PhD Supervision, Certificate of Performance Appraisal, the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at Higher Education (PGCLTHE), Certificate of English Proficiency Level III (Advanced), Certificate of International Master Trainer for GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program, Certificate of George Mason University Executive and Professional Awards equivalent to 8.0 Continuing Education Units for Participation in ”IREX’s 2018 University Administration Support Program (UASP) Research Management and Leadership, Certificate in Teacher Education for Basic Education of African Countries from OSAKA KYOIKU UNIVERSITY, JAPAN (16/09/2011 – 16/12/2011) and the Certificate in Economy and Accounting (April – June 1994) from Express University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
He has an extensive experience acquired in the last 23 years in teaching and learning, leadership and management, research and community engagement : among them 17 years of experience at the position of a Senior Lecturer, more than 10 years at the level of Institutional Leadership and Senior Management positions including 2.5 years as University Director of Centre for Postgraduate Studies, 2 years at the position of Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, 1 year as Dean of School of Open and Distance Learning, 6 years as Director of Centre for Academic Practice and Development and 2 years as Head of Department). He has also a wide experience as member of different Board of Directors and Executive Committees of High-Level Organizations at National, Regional and International levels : Member of the Board of Directors for RMI (Rwanda Management Institute) from February 2010 up to May 2015 ; Member of GLOBE Program Education Working Group (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program implemented by UCAR in USA, representing the Africa Region from 2013 up to 2015 ; In the capacity of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education from June 2015 up to February 2017 he was at the same time Member of the Executive Committee of IUCEA (Inter University Council for East Africa) ; Member of Board of Governance of NCBS (National Capacity Building Secretariat) ; Chair of the Steering Committee of Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Building of Higher Education (NICHE II), ACE II Project (African Centers of Excellence Projects), Rwanda and Regional Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering (CEBE). Project implemented by UR (University of Rwanda).
I. Research and Publications

1. Assessment of Teaching Methods in Mathematical Simplicity and Complexity in Rwandan Schools via Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Hashituky Telesphore Habiyaremye1 , Celestin Ntivuguruzwa2 , Philothere Ntawiha2
https://commons.hostos.cuny.edu/mtrj/ https://commons.hostos.cuny.edu/mtrj/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2022/12/07-Hashituky-v2.pdf

2. From pedagogical toward technological pedagogical content knowledge frameworks and their effectiveness in teaching mathematics
Hashituky Telesphore Habiyaremye, Celestin Ntivuguruzwa, Philothere Ntawiha
https://f1000research.com/articles/11-1029/v1
3. Factors Affecting Students’ Performance in Mathematics in Upper Secondary Schools in Gicumbi District, Rwanda
Ephrem Shaban Mbarute & Dr. Celestin Ntivuguruzwa
ISSN 2520-7504 (Online) Vol.6, Iss.3, 2022 (pp. 7 - 11)
JRIIE-6-3-002.pdf (jriiejournal.com)
4. Teachers’ Perceptions of Inquiry-based Learning in Science Education : A Case of Selected Secondary Schools in Kirehe District, Rwanda
Jean Nepomuscene Twahirwa, Celestin Ntivuguruzwa (PhD), Etienne Twizeyimana and Jeannette Nyirahagenimana
EAJESS - ISSN 2714-2132
East African Journal of Education and Social Sciences
https://eajess.ac.tz/2022/05/20/teachers-perceptions-of-inquiry-based-learning-in-science-education-a-case-of-selected-secondary-schools-in-kirehe-district-rwanda/
5. Effect of project-based learning : learners’ conceptualization and achievement in science education.
Jean Nepomuscene Twahirwa1, Celestin Ntivuguruzwa1, Etienne Twizeyimana2 & Theophile Shyiramunda3 African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences Vol. 17, No. 1. 2021 https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajesms/article/view/219545
6. Reforms in science curricula in last six decades : Special reference to physics.
Agnes Mbonyiryivuze, Camille Kanamugire, Lakhan Lal Yadav, Celestin Ntivuguruzwa
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences (AJOL), ISSN : 2508-1128 ; October 2018
https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajesms/issue/view/17022
7. ICT Essentials for Teachers based on the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers
Corporate author : Rwanda. Ministry of Education [15]
Document code : ED/PLS/ICT/2017/09
Collation:40 p. Language : English
Year of publication : 2017
Type of document : book
https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000261451
Content Developers :
Caniziyo Caritas - One Laptop per Child Rwanda ; Dr. Celestin Ntivuguruzwa - University of Rwanda College of Education ; Diane Uwasenga Sengati - Rwanda Education Board Jean Marie Vianney Muhire - Workforce Development Authority Mathias Nduwingoma - University of Rwanda College of Education Richard Musabe - University of Rwanda College Science and Technology Theogene Kayumba - Ministry of Education Vincent Nyirigira - Rwanda Education Board
8. Students’ misconceptions in mechanics using the Force Concept Inventory.
L.L. Yadav, J. Uwamahoro, J.D. Baziruwiha and C.Ntivuguruzwa http://www.wcpsd.org/posters/education ; 2005
9. Modules for Kigali Institutte of Education Distance Learning Program
• Physics Module 1 : Mechanics. Published by Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda (2009)
• Module 9 : Oscillations and Waves. Published by Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda (2005)
• Physics Module 4 : Mathematical Physics I Party. Published by Kigali Institute of Education, Rwanda (2002)
10. Research Project : Teaching science in Rwanda Vision 2020, Source of funding : KIE. Team : Mr Daniel Iyamuremye (Team Leader), L.L. Yadav, Dr. Celestin Ntivuguruzwa, Mrs. Uwimana Christine. Submitted to KIE 2007
11. Baseline Study Survey “Teaching Mathematics and Science in Secondary Education, RWANDA” : Mboneza Theodore (Team Leader), Dr Celestin Ntivuguruzwa, Umubyeyi Brigitte, Kanamugire Camille, Rutayisire Origene…. Submitted to MINEDUC & JICA ; 2005
12. C. Ntivuguruzwa, M. A Ridalevskya. Particularities of Kinetic description of gases with different levels of dissociation // Vestn. Saint Petersburg State University, 1999. Third Edition (No 15). P. 75-80
13. C. Ntivuguruzwa. Kinetic approach to equilibrium analysis of dissociable gases of mononuclear molecules. VINITI. Saint Petersburg State University

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