The University of Technology and Business Studies (UTB) has said that it is to embark on construction of a Rwf10 billion campus equipped with sufficient facilities equipment that will see students acquire theory and practical skills in their areas of specialization.
The university management announced the move on Friday during a press conference.
According to the management, UTB will have moved in its Rebero, Kicukiro district premises by the end of 2018.
The UTB Vice Chancellor, Dr Callixte Kabera said that construction activities are set to start this year and end by next year.
“Construction activities will start in October and we expect that we will have shifted to the Rebero premises by the end of 2018. Rebero campus will be well equipped,” he said.
The second phase will be to construct hostels which will accommodate 400 students for students from Rwanda and the region; a cultural village and community tourism center which will be for showcasing handicrafts, entertainment and cultural heritage to the tourists.
The University complex will also have shopping and services center as well as a modern gymnasium that will harbor a variety of sports facilities.
Since its inauguration in 2008, UTB has well developed and contributed to the socio-economic development of the country.
A total of 3000 have graduated from the university with 95% of them gainfully employed.
“Our former students are leading employees and managers in top hotels in the country. Others are working in neighboring countries and others are self-employed. This is an indicator of how important our courses are,” he said.
UTB also offers 30 scholarships per year to needy students, most of who are orphans, or children of ex-combatants and exceptionally talented students through the Zulfat Foundation, under the auspices of Madam Zulfat Mukarubega, President and Founder of UTB.
UTB started with 445 students in 2008 and the number has since grown to about 5000 students now at both Kigali and Rubavu campuses.