24 first Land Administrators in Rwanda

On Thursday 23rd February 2017, INES-RUHENGERI sent off 1180 graduates in a colorful ceremony attended by various dignitaries, families, friends and well-wishers. This 8th graduation ceremony involved all departments from four faculties and Master’s programme in Microfinance.

  • Faculty of Applied Fundamental Sciences: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Land Administration and Management, Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Food Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Statistics Applied to Economy, Land Survey Ao and Land Survey A1
  • Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Management: Financial Economics, Rural Development Economics, Public Administration and Good Governance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship Development Management
  • Faculty of Education: English and French
  • Faculty of Law
  • Master’s in Microfinance


In his remarks, Fr. Dr. Fabien HAGENIMANA, the Rector of INES-Ruhengeri expressed congratulations to the students who have graduated this year, and he said that this eighth graduation ceremony is special in INES-Ruhengeri since for the first time all departments graduated. The students of department of Civil Engineering, Land Administration and Management & Computer Science are the first to be graduated in these programs. He said that is the first time land administrators finished in Rwanda. “Department of Land Administration and Management have been created at INES to help the government to solve land related issues”. He added


He also congratulates 15 students graduated in Master’s programme of Microfinance, he told them that they have assignment to find solutions for many microfinance related challenges that the country is facing. “With a Master’s in Microfinance, graduates are acutely trained to play a reliable role in the development of microfinance sector of Rwanda and in the region”, he added.

The Rector of INES-Ruhengeri shortly explained how all INES programs Civil Engineering; Computer science; Plant Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Land Survey, Land Administration and Management, Statistics Applied to Economy, Financial Economics, Rural Development Economics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship Development and Management, Public Administration and Good Governance, Education in French and English, Law and Master’s in Microfinance, Master’s in Entrepreneurship and SMEs Management, Master’s in Taxation and Master’s in Cooperatives management come as solution to the community.

While presenting the keynote speech Dr. Jean Baptiste MAZARATI he encourages student to have self-determination, self-sufficiency, solidarity and dignity. Read the speech He also told graduands that 23rd February will be a memorable day in their life, the day on which a key of professional life was given to them.


Dr. Abdallah BAGUMA, director of quality in Higher Education Council (HEC) in representative of minister of education in this graduation ceremony has thanked INES-Ruhengeri for its contribution to the education in Rwanda.

In his address, Mr Jean Claude MUSABYIMANA Governor of Northern Province thanked INES-Ruhengeri for its contribution to the development of the region. He also thanked INES authorities for their tremendous efforts in enhancing quality education in Rwanda. “INES contributes to the development of northern province and Musanze district especially through its programs and research which solve the problem of our community”. he added
In his address 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 like Project Based Learning. He explained in clear terms the theme of this 8th graduation which is “Innovation for development”; His Lordship Vincent HAROLIMANA told to the audience that discipline and team work are important to succeed.
He concluded by wishing good day to the audience.
The students could not hide their joy and expressed their determination to join the nation’s workforce and put into practice the knowledge and skills they had gained in the trainings of hard work and sweat.

Certificate of Merit to Dr. SISI Jean Damascène and Mr. NGENDABANGA André

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