Kigali Independent University ULK hosted students in All Africa Students Union (AASU), attending their Africa Students and Youth Summit (ASYS), this Thursday 26th, July, 2018. The aim of the visit was to get a clear stand of development of Rwanda spearheaded by His Excellency Paul Kagame.
Students, under the delegation of the President of AASU Mr Mohamad Osman, had the opportunity to visit the university premises accompanied by the university high authorities including, but not limited to the Vice Chancellor, Dr SEKIBIBI Ezechiel, the Director of Administration and Finance, Mr NSENGIYUMVA Jacques and the Director of Academic Services, Mr BAHATI Vedaste. Their tour on campus started at ULK stadium which may accommodate 14,000 persons, then different schools within the campus and labs (Polytechnic workshops and computer labs). This group was really fascinated by the state of the university.
After visiting different sites, the Vice Chancellor welcomed the delegation and introduced them to the background of the university and gave them more details about how it operates. Dr Sekibibi went back to the historical background of the university, how it was founded by Prof Rwigamba Balinda after realizing a gap in education after 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. He mentioned that the foundation of the university has been of great contribution to the development of Rwanda as it has given opportunities to many people, be they Rwandans or foreigners, to pursue their studies and offered scholarships to 2802 students. He also emphasized that all the progress made by the university was because of good leadership under His Excellency Paul Kagame, and that no one can prosper without peace. He finally thanked them to have chosen Kigali Independent University ULK as one of their referral university among many in Rwanda.
In his speech, Mr Mohamad Osman, the delegation representative, thanked the University for Warm Welcome and appreciated how it looks paperless in Africa. He added that Rwanda should be a very speaking example to African countries and world at large for her tremendous achievements after such horrific history. He insisted on how Rwanda is developing very fast and mentioned that it is very fascinating to export such experience that Africa should learn from Rwanda.
In the closing remarks, the Vice Chancellor wished the students safe journey back to their places, blessings and success wherever they will be.