1797 GRADUATES AT ULK-KIGALI
On Tuesday 26th March, 2013, ULK-Kigali sent off 1797 graduates in a colorful ceremony attended by various dignitaries, families, friends and well-wishers. This ceremony marked the 9th event and saw students graduate from 11 departments making up the four faculties.
On this particular occasion 57.3 %( 1028) of the graduands were female while 42.3 %( 769) were male denoting a sharp increase in the number of female students seeking for higher education.
In his remarks, the Rector Dr. Sekibibi Ezechiel highlighted some of the achievements of the university’s graduates as shown in the report dubbed “a Survey on ULK Graduates’ Employability and Entrepreneurship”, which showed the institution’s vivid existence in Rwanda’s job market.
Some of the key elements were:
ULK graduates were found at all levels of the Rwandan Public Sector, they comprised of 30 % of the total number of District Mayors and most of the graduates in the Private Sector were found in the Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs.
It was also remarkable to note that the number of students scored First Class Honors (Great Distinctions) had also risen. A total of 25 students from the various departments scored graduated with First Class Honors
In her speech, the students’ representative Miss Mwiza Lys thanked the institution for the support they had received and called upon the government and other institutions to increase sponsorships in order to facilitate the needy students in their search for higher education.
She also urged fellow students to use the knowledge and skills gained to participate vividly in the development of the country’s economy.
The Founder and President of the university, Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda congratulated the graduands for the achievement and challenged them to be entreprenual rather than wait for employment opportunities and welcomed the Guest of Honour Dr. Erasme Rwanamiza to crown the day.
In his address, Dr. Rwanamiza thanked ULK authorities for their undivided efforts in enhancing quality education in Rwanda and made a call for other investors to emulate the institution. He also appealed to the university to set up courses that addressed the market needs and technology. He was quick to appreciate the screening of lecturers and added that the students seeking to join higher institutions should also be thoroughly screened before admission for various degree courses.
The students could not hide their joy and expressed their determination to join the nation’s workforce and put into practice the knowledge and skills they had gained in the many years of hard work and sweat.
You can see the event’s pictures on the below link.