ULK UNVEILS THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
In a glamorous event that had attracted people from all backgrounds of life, Kigali Independent University ULK along with ULK Polytechnic Institute officially launched the new academic year 2018-2019 on 1st October, 2018.
In his opening remarks, Prof. Kalisa Mbanda, the Chancellor of ULK, expressed his gratitude to the management of ULK for launching the new academic year and make it coincide with the Introduction Week through which new students are morally trained so as to study while upholding ethical values.
“I’d like to wholeheartedly thank the management of ULK for a smooth preparation of the Induction Week through which new students will be civically trained on values and taboos. It is a week that will undoubtedly be beneficial to whoever will take part in its activities”, he said
Dr. Karambizi Sylvestre, the Principal of ULK Polytechnic assured the students that they will live to rejoice for the best choice they made when they joined ULK. He also said that ULK Polytechnic is equipped enough to offer the knowledge and skills a student needs to better fit on the market place.
“ULK Polytechnic is fully equipped and has the best lecturers who sharpen students’ minds in technical fields. To this, I’m pleased to let you know that you will never regret the best choice you made when you joined us”, he assured them.
The Vice Chancellor of ULK, Dr. SEKIBIBI Ezechiel urged the students to always strive for taking the lead in doing things instead of watching others do things.
“There are three categories of people; those who make things happen, those who see things happening and those who wonder how things happen. Always strive to belong to the first category and make things happen to change the world around you”, he told the students.
The Founder and President of ULK, Prof. Dr. RWIGAMBA Balinda, told the students that they should use the top class resources available at the campus to truly meet their aspirations. He gave them six tips that make a student academically excellent. He said those six tips should go hand in hand with ethical values to better become effective.
“You should couple ethical values with six elements for you to batter become quality students. The six elements are regular class participation, personal regular study, group work, the mastery of English skills, the mastery of ICT skills; reading books either in the physical or digital library.”
Still on this event, six debaters who won the first and third places in the recently concluded Debate Championship here in Rwanda were shown to the public and appreciated. The three debaters will soon fly to Tanzania to represent Rwanda as a whole in the Pan-African Debate Championship.
The event climaxed in a word of prayer said by the Founder and president of ULK.