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Technical schools worthy of the name should have practical courses at their disposal. Failure to have such courses may discredit the schools and tarnish their image. Aware of this, Kigali Independent University ULK launched a computer lab meant for the students majoring in Computer Science. The event took place at ULK Gisenyi Campus on 28th March, 2016.

The students enrolled in the aforementioned department had come to witness the ribbon-cutting event which was for them a move in the right direction.

The officer to officially launch the lab was none other than the Founder and President of Kigali Independent University, Prof. Dr Rwigamba Balinda.

In his launching remarks, the President reiterated the importance of ICT in this era and requested computer Science students to positively use the computer lap for their brighter future. Indeed, the President told the students to feel free and take their queries to any staff so that they may feel belonging to a loving and caring family. “Feel at home and feel free to go to any staff including myself in case you have a problem for us to address”, he requested them.

Students could be seen nodding their heads as a sign of satisfaction towards what the President was telling them.

Speaking at the function, Dr Munyamasoko Cyeze Emmanuel, DVC Academics, expressed his gratitude to the Founder and President of ULK for his relentless endeavors he makes to ensure that quality education keeps prevailing within ULK. He also pledged to do all it takes to help students benefit from the computers availed for them by the university. “President Sir, we are very grateful for your unceasing support that contributes significantly to the quality of education on our campus”, he told the President. “We will do everything in our power to ensure that these computers are used to make our students real computer literate and enable them to be competitive in this corporate world”, he added.

Handed the microphone, Mr Joseph Kapere, Class Representative expressed his satisfaction on behalf of the class he leads and then told the President that he will never be disappointed. “President Sir, we as students are happy with what you have done for us. Frankly speaking, you are as good as your words; you always mean what you say. To tell you the truth, we will never let you down, instead we will work hard and make use of these computers for a brighter future of ourselves, the nation and the world at large”, he proudly said.

It should be noted that the department of computer science is not in its embryonic stage at Kigali Independent University because it has been running since a number of years ago. However, at Gisenyi Campus, this department officially opened its doors a few months ago.


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