ULK PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER ADDRESSES ALL STUDENTS
On 18th March 2019, the President and Founder of Kigali independent University ULK, Prof. Dr. RWIGAMBA Balinda addressed all ULK students, day and evening sections to tip them on the real success secrets. This is in line with the habit of the President and Founder to meet students on a quarterly basis.
Since some students in this year’s second intake had not met the President and Founder, an introductory note had to be made by the Vice Chancellor of ULK, Dr. SEKIBIBI Ezechiel, who also invited the President and Founder to deliver his message.
As he said, a number of secrets play an unquestionable role in the effective learning of students. They include but not limited to, regular class participation, group work, the mastery of the four English skills, the master of computer skills, the endowment of ethical values, name it.
“We always do everything we can to provide you with the best lecturers and avail the best facilities to help you learn effectively. Therefore, you should make a good use of all this by maximizing the record of your class attendance, mastering English skills, ICT skills and upholding ethical values….”, the President and Founder who is also the Legal Representative of ULK told the students.
The event coincided with the exercise of unveiling new academic officials. Those unveiled are the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Dr. LUBWAMA Joseph Ntege, the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. KABANDANA Innocent and the Head of the Department of Law, Mr. NKUNDUKOZERA Emmanuel.
In his acceptance remarks, Dr. LUBWAMA Joseph Ntege, who has a PhD in Education, thanked the President and Founder of ULK for the confidence entrusted in him to serve the institution. He also urged students to study hard as education is a project where delegation is impossible.
“Honorable President and Founder, I would like to thank you for the great privilege given to me to serve this great university. Within the few months I’ve spent here, I have come to realize that this is a great university which does everything exceptionally. It is one of the few universities where lecturers don’t complain about payment, a university with disciplined students when compared to the universities I’ve so far visited…” he was quoted as saying.
“To the students, I would like to reiterate my commitment to render you quality service. I pledge that I will listen to you because I believe that listening is the greatest aspect which leads to tangible results. I therefore stand ready to do my part, expecting you to also do your part…” Dr. LUBWAMA added.
During the event, ULK debaters who made the university and Rwanda proud in various debate competitions be it locally or beyond the boundaries of Rwanda, were awarded with certificates which were issued by Aspire Debate Rwanda in conjunction with Rwanda Governance Board. This is a boosting gesture which is likely to push many other students to aim high and join the debate club for their brighter future and the better image of ULK and the nation at large.
It should be noted that a word of prayer said by the President and Founder along with a group photo, wrapped up the event.