NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS EXCEPTIONALLY
This was said by the Vice Chancellor of Kigali Independent University ULK, Dr. SEKIBIBI Ezechiel, on May 18th 2020, while presiding over the meeting which sought to equip ULK directors, Heads of departments and heads of services with more skills on the e-learning platform which is currently supporting ULK students to stay in touch with their mother university while in their respective homes.
“Our students are currently seated in their respective homes but as a loving and caring institution, we need to be by their side via e-learning and help them while waiting for the university to reopen. I therefore, wish to call upon each and everyone to stand up for the noble cause of supporting our students in this critical time”, he told the participants.
As the event was about e-learning, Dr. Pius Ndayambaje along with the ULK IT Team led the participants into the agenda of the day.
In his say, Dr. Pius Ndayambaje, put it that there are three steps that are needed to make e-learning efficient and effective. The three steps as he clarified are designing, developing and moderating the course.
“The blended mode requires the lecturer to design a course by splitting it into sub-topics then develop it using all possible means to make learning more interactional; and at last, the lecturer will moderate the course in a harmonized methodology which leaves no room for confusion to learners”, he said.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Enock Byiringiro, the Director of Quality Assurance, told the participants that for e-learning support to yield results, everyone has to be committed and responsible.
“If this e-learning support we are rendering to our students is to be productive, there is need for everyone to own it and feel responsible. That’s why I am appealing to everybody to do everything possible to acquire the basic skills on this e-learning platform because this will make our goals materialize”, he underscored.
After sharing experiences, the meeting, which was virtually attended by the ULK Gisenyi Campus staff members, left everyone committed to roll up sleeves and help ULK students notwithstanding the challenges impinging on education amid COVID-19 pandemic; and the Vice Chancellor of ULK officially declared the meeting closed.