Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education said that the universities had provisional licenses but failed to fulfill the requirements for them to be accredited.
“They have been closed and some of the owners arrested by Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB),” said Dr. Uwamariya
Rwanda Investigations Bureau (RIB) confirmed the arrest of the owner of the Christian University of Rwanda, who is also the former Prime minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, accused of committing financial crimes in his role as the President of the Board of Trustees of the University.
Prof. Egide Karuranga, Vice-chancellor of the University of Kibungo (UNIK) was also among those arrested over misuse of university funds and nepotism after the closure of the university last week.
As for students who have been going to these Universities, the Minister said that “They (closed universities) are expected to help students who were studying in their universities to get admissions in other institutions when schools resume by providing their academic performance results.”