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Profiling Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana, the Acting Principal of the University of Rwanda’s College of Education

23 Oct 2020

Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana, the Acting Principal of UR-CE

Thursday 8th October, 2020, the University of Rwanda’s College of Education recorded an important change of leadership in its top management. The Outgoing and retiring Principal Prof. George K. Njoroge transferred his office duties to his successor Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana as the Acting Principal. He also is a Senior Lecturer and member of the academic staff in Biology as well. But, who is Dr. Nsanganwimana ?

Dr. Nsanganwimana’s educational background

Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana holds a PhD in Applied Botany to Geosciences and Ecology from the University of Lille1 (France, 2014), and a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE) from UR-CE (Rwanda, 2016). He also holds a Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Bordeaux1 (France, 2011), a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from the Kigali Institute of Education (Rwanda, 2005) and he is a qualified teacher with related qualifications in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education.

Dr. Nsanganwimana has a broad knowledge of educational leadership

Prior to his appointment as Acting Principal, he was Head of Research at the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACE-ITLMS) ; Vice-Chair and of Research Committee of UR-CE, Chair of Research Committee of ACEITLMS ; and Deputy Team Leader of the Quality Basic Education for Human Capital Development (QBEHCD) project, Subcomponent 1.2 focusing on STEM instruction in Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Education. He is also the UR-CE nominated elearning champion and has been very instrumental in organizing trainings related to online teaching and learning for academic staff. He has contributed significantly to a number of trainings in continuous professional development programmes for both pre- and in-service STEM teachers in Rwanda in the projects which aim at consolidating and upgrading teachers’ pedagogical skills and content knowledge for effective implementation of Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC). He joined the former Institute of Education-KIE, actually the University of Rwanda’ College of Education, as an academic staff in 2007.

Dr. Nsanganwimana : a prominent academician and researcher
In Addition to his teaching qualification, Dr. Nsanganwimana has also a wide experience in research planning and management. His areas of interest in science education pertains to topics such as implementation of Learner-Centred Pedagogy (LCP) in teaching and learning Sciences in higher education, Online teaching and learning, Effective teaching, integration of ICT in Science Education, Blended and Flipped learning and Environmental Science Education.Other areas of keen interest include sustainable management of degraded and polluted ecosystems, mining impacts assessment and management of invasive aquatic plants.

More on his research productions can be found at : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Florien_Nsanganwimana/research.

Thursday 8th October, 2020, the University of Rwanda’s College of Education recorded an important change of leadership in its top management. The Outgoing and retiring Principal Prof. George K. Njoroge transferred his office duties to his successor Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana as the Acting Principal. He also is a Senior Lecturer and member of the academic staff in Biology as well. But, who is Dr. Nsanganwimana ?

More on his research productions can be found at : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Florien_Nsanganwimana/research.

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