719 graduated today, Friday 15th March 2019 at INES-Ruhengeri, graduation ceremony is good moment for institution, graduands, partners and students to come together and enjoy the results of the whole academic year. Enjoying the results and shaping new vision and projection for institution.
INES has now 6,777 alumni at the market in different programs of INES-Ruhengeri.
This year’s graduation ceremony is under the theme: “shifting from paper to product”. The choice of this theme was inspired by the strong will of INES-Ruhengeri to impart an education which contribute to the current job creation need. To INES-Ruhengeri, obtaining a degree is an important step in the professional life of its graduates but it is not a finality; students are called to focus their attention on acquisition of competences and capacity to creatively come up with new ideas susceptible of being transformed into products and new businesses.
To facilitate students in teaching and learning, INES has project called “Smart Campus” where by at the end 2023 INES will be digitized. Information and Communication Technology must lead all activities done at INES-Ruhengei.
In its efforts to contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation, INES is currently focusing on imparting entrepreneurial education for employment creation.
It is in this regard that the selected theme of this graduation ceremony is «shifting from paper to product». This means that the primary motivation of INES graduates is expected not to be the degree they receive upon completion of their studies but instead what products they can generate from the competences acquired.
Emmanuel Nduwimana, who spoke on behalf of the graduates, assured that that they had acquired skills and knowledge to both create jobs and compete favourably on the job market.
“I am assuring you that we will optimize the knowledge and skills that we have gotten from INES in the last four years; creating our own jobs is among our priorities and some of us have already started companies,” he noted.
When addressing to the audience, His Lordship Vincent HAROLIMANA INES Chancellor and Legal Representative thanked all partners of INES among them the government of Rwanda. He equally emphasized on the mission and vision of INES and it’s orientation of being Institute of Applied Sciences, its teaching methodologies, practical based teaching. “Focusing on applied sciences was in line with commitment to build capacity of students and training professionals who are competent at the labour market and also able to create jobs for themselves and employ others,” he said.
He explained in clear terms the theme of this 10th graduation which is “shifting from paper to product”; His Lordship Vincent HAROLIMANA told to the audience that INES-Ruhengeri wants to be the leading university in Information and Communication Technology through the project called “Smart Campus” initiated to boost the use of ICT in teaching, learning, administration and in service delivery at INES-Ruhengeri. He concluded by wishing good day to the audience.