The University of Rwanda management has made reforms in different colleges, reducing them from six to five and saw the closure of some places where the university used to conduct lectures from.
Under the new arrangements, the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) has been combined with College of Business and Economics (CBE) and became College of Law, Economics and Governance (CLEG)
No changes have been made in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) and College of Science and Technology (CST)
Library Science programme has been added to the College of Education (CE) and became College of Education and Library Sciences (CELS), Environment Programme has been added to the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVM)and became College of Agriculture, Environment and Veterinary Medicine (CAEVM)
Speaking to IGIHE, the University of Rwanda’s Deputy Vice-chancellor for Academics and Research Affairs, Professor Nelson Ijumba said that the reforms are aimed at revising the university working conditions and reduce unnecessary expenditures.
“Reforms started by combining all public universities, but still some colleges had related programmes, like CASS and CBE lecturers used to move from one college to teach in another college, that’s why we put some colleges together,” he said.
“It aims at increasing the outcome and reducing the cost for different activities” he added.
Ijumba said that centers from where the university used to offer lectures have been reduced from 14 to 10.
He requested students from across the country like Byumba, Kibungo, Kabgayi and Nyamishaba to make the adjustments accordingly.