“Innovation for development” 5th Career Day at INES
On this Thursday 8th December 2016, INES-Ruhengeri organized an Opening Day, Career Day and swearing in ceremonies of students committee. The ceremony starts by a holy mass celebrated by His Excellence Bishop Vincent HAROLIMANA INES Legal Representative and Chancellor.
After the holy mass all the guests with INES staff visited different stands of exhibition where students from 12 departments have shown and explained how they can contribute to the sustainable development of our country through innovations. This exhibition is also an occasion moment for students to show to the public and private sector how they would be good employees by applying skills got at INES-Ruhengeri.
After students exhibition guests and INES community joined they sits and follow speeches and swearing in ceremonies of INES students committee.
When addressing his speech to the public, the rector of INES-Ruhengeri, Fr. Dr. Fabien HAGENIMANA welcomed and thanked everyone for their participation. Using the theme of this Career Day which is “Innovation for development” he explained INES approach of Applied Sciences and how this methodology helps to train skilled students who can lead to the community development through innovations.
A problem of mismatch between University products (graduates) and labour market needs in the region pushed INES-Ruhengeri to adopt approach of institute of applied sciences. “To apply this orientation Problem Based Learning and Project Based Learning are the keys approaches we use while teaching in order to increase the quality of education” he added.
He concluded with a thankful message to the government of Rwanda and to the founders of INES-Ruhengeri for the good collaboration and also thanked all today’s guests and INES community who attended the ceremony.
“Real degree is what is in your mind” said Mr. Kabadambe Deo the Executive Secretary of Northern Province when addressing to the audience during career day. He encouraged students to work hard. “We have seen in your presentation that INES is applied sciences oriented and we have a good example where INES is helping to increase potato seeds in the region” he said.
Mr Kabagambe asked students to go and compete at international market because the market in Rwanda is not enough. “We promise the institution to continue the partnership to develop the region.” He concluded
In his speech, Bishop Vincent HAROLIMANA, Legal Representative and Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri said that it is necessary to praise the Lord for guiding us and for all we have achieved.
“INES is progressing well” he said. He thanked INES-Ruhengeri management for the steps achieved; He also mentioned the good collaboration with government of Rwanda. INES-Ruhengeri has achieved more and it has a good plan to achieve even more in the coming years.
He encouraged students to work hard and he thanked all the partners of INES for the contributions they give to INES and to its students. Bishop thanked INES staff and students for the work done.
He concluded by wishing the INES community and the guests Mary Christmas and Happy New Year 2017.