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ULK STUDENTS AMONG TRANSFORM AFRICA SUMMIT DELEGATES

The recently concluded summit, Transform Africa, which had attracted people from all walks of life, did not only attract diplomats and high profile politicians but it also attracted  future decision makers, i.e. young people with promising potentials. Among the young people who had such a privilege to attend such a great event are students from Kigali Independent University ULK.

The summit, which kick-started on 10th May, 2017 and climaxed on 12th of the same month was the third of its kind as the first ever Transform Africa Summit was hosted by Rwanda back in 2015.

Kigali Independent University ULK being one of the universities whose fame lives in the minds of many Rwandans and those beyond the oceans, could not be left aside when it came to inviting participants. Having received the invitation, the university delegated 9 students who were led by Mr. Jean Baptiste MANIRAKIZA, Director of the Language Center at Kigali Independent University ULK.

The 9 ULK students who graced the glamorous event are IRANYURANYA Emery Ascension, BERABOSE Aline, MUKARAGE Kevin, HABUMUGISHA MURAGIJIMANA Innocent, KABERUKA Eunice, NISHIMWE Ariane, SINGIZWA Fiacre, SHYAKA Jesse Rayson and Evariste.

When the summit reached its end, ULK delegates got together to share what they gained from the event that will remain in the minds of many.

Asked to share his experience, IRANYURANYA Emery Ascension, who is also the president of ULK Debate Club, said that what he learnt from the summit is beyond describing. He added that it was for him an opportunity to learn from leaders from across the globe on how leadership acts. He went further to say that meeting new people was an experience worth saluting.

” I got an opportunity to attend crucial sessions led by high government officials, investors, etc. where the decisions made are implemented in different countries and affect millions of people”, he proudly said.

“As a student of Year 1 Social Sciences who plans to continue with International Relations in the following two years, Transform Africa Summit was the best place to be for me to know, to find out more about diplomacy, negotiating,…, things I will be handling in my post student life and career”, added Emery with beams of smiles on his lips.

As disclosed by the Minister of Youth and ICT, Hon. Jean Philbert NSENGIMANA, the next Transform Africa Summit will take place from 9 May, 2018 up to 11 May, 2018. It is indeed obvious to have ULK delegates to once again participate and suggest solutions for the most pressing problems our beloved continent faces.

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