This Wednesday, 1st December 2021, the Vice-Chancellor of the Institute of Applied Sciences-INES Ruhengeri, Fr. Dr. Fabien Hagenimana chaired a students and staff’s General Assembly with an aim to welcome and welcome back the students and to recall some practical issues for the wellbeing of the students.
“You made the best choice by choosing to study at INES-Ruhengeri, the Institute of Applied Sciences, 2nd ranked in the country and best among Private Higher learning institutions”, Vice-Chancellor welcoming the new students and requesting them to feel at home.
To the old students, the Vice-Chancellor thanked them for a considerable effort that they have shown during Covid-19 lockdown. “Covid-19 has made life very hard but you proved to be equally tough and ready to defeat this global enemy through determination to stick to life and strict respect of the health measures taken by the country leaders”, said Vice –Chancellor.
He went on saying that it was difficult to finish the assigned programs but they have made it on time through blended mode of teaching and learning. Hence, no one should take all these hardships an excuse to lower the quality of education. Rather, they have to stick to their dream for excellent and successful life.
For the key pillars to evaluate quality education, the input includes the staff and qualification, the students and their quality, infrastructures, facilities, financial sustainability, policies, regulations, accredited programs, partnerships, projects, etc.
Students and staff of INES-Ruhengeri are lucky for having both physical and social environment. Physical environment includes the size and quality of classrooms, offices, gardens, hostels, restaurants, sport facilities, health facilities or access to health facilities, safety, internet, green spaces, climate, etc.
Social environment includes security, welcoming spirit and mutual respect among the staff and the students, quality service in different offices, listening to problems, guidance and counseling especially for those with spiritual and psychological problems, clubs, religious freedom , sport, other para-academic activities such as cultural troupe, Music band, religious groups, gender mainstreaming, celebrations and recreations, talents promotion, exposure to national, continental and global issues, conferences, internationalization policies and activities, give back to the community initiatives, etc.
The Vice-Chancellor concluded his address requesting to the general assembly participants to strive for the best they want as well as the beauty and cleanliness of INES-Ruhengeri. He underlined that immorality within INES-Ruhengeri and outside INES- Ruhengeri are to be avoided and condemned. Crimes by the staff or the students within INES-Ruhengeri and outside INES-Ruhengeri are equally sanctioned by INES code of conduct.
Moreover, Fr. Dr. Fabien Hagenimana reminded that discrimination, whatsoever, is sanctioned without tolerance as well as sexual abuse. Corruption in academic matters (academic works including dissertations, reports and practical assignment) is a crime and must be traced and sanctioned.
INES-Ruhengeri is known for its practical method of teaching and learning with good balance between theory and practice and a strategic linkage between academia and the industry. It is known also for its rigor in discipline and efficiency in offering integral education since November 17th 2003, when it has opened its doors.