ULK/GISENYI CAMPUS LAUNCHING THE INDUCTION WEEK
Yesterday, the 3rd day of October the year 2016, Kigali Independent University ULK/Gisenyi Campus launched the induction week, a function where new students are welcomed, integrated among upper class students and initiated to university practices, not forgetting some government policies.
The function started with a light-hearted animation by the AGEULK committee(INTORE Z’INDAGAMBURUZA) under the lead of Mr. Islam. Shortly after a prayer, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Prof. Dr MUNYAMASOKO Cyeze Emmanuel took the floor to officially launch the academic year 2016-2017 as well as the induction week. In his remarks, he enthusiastically thanked the new students, INTORE MUZINDI, for having chosen ULK among many more universities operating across the country and the region at large.
“Beloved students, I can’t thank you enough for having decided to join this university, the hub of knowledge and ethical values. I can assure you that my team and I stand more than ready to meet your expectations (…..)”, he was quoted saying.
Prof. Dr MUNYAMASOKO went on to talk of the culture and philosophy of ULK. The INTORE MU ZINDI were all eyes and all ears throughout his briefings and you could see many of them jotting down the gist of the message. Before winding up, he highlighted the importance of education by elaborating on the “human capital theory” by Adams Smith.
He said, “Education is the most important investment of all. This can merely be justified by the double profitability as explained by Adams Smith through the human capital theory. It’s no wonder that investing in education yields private profitability as well as social profitability. Next week, you’ll be dealing with your respective courses, doing huge assignments, etc. All you need to know is that upon the completion of your studies you will enjoy sustainable gains from your education, and why not your families and your country at large?(…..)”
After the briefings by the campus number one, the students, irrespective of their seniority or whatever, were split into different groups. Each group was given a coach to initiate educational games, implying unity, determination, integrity, just to mention among others.
Everything considered, all the students gathered again in the university’s main hall for a feedback session. A group photograph marked the end of the induction week-day one programme.