UoK designs e-learning program as a COVID -19 resilience

On 7 May 2020 at 03:57

University of Kigali students are currently benefiting from the E-learning classes that were introduced as a measure to continue engaging them despite the closure due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In a memo addressed to students by the Chairman, Board of Promoters, Prof. Nshuti Manasseh, it was indicated that the rolling out of this program was to facilitate students from both undergraduate and post graduate programs to continue with their studies under unprecedented times.

“To avoid disruption in our academic calendar and by extension the time you ought to complete your degrees/diplomas, we decided to roll out the E-learning program so that you continue with your studies while at home. In this regard we request all students to adjust to this e-learning system and make the very best use of it to ensure continuity of our academic programs, and thus your graduation timelines,’’ the memo read in part.

Prof. Manasseh re-emphasized the University’s commitment to high quality education which remains the mission for the Institution.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics who is also currently acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Arthur Ahimbisibwe, urged students to get in touch with their respective Deans/HoDs for further guidance and questions related to this online learning system.

“Once the pandemic is over, students would go back to the normal physical learning environment. But in the meantime, I want to encourage all our students to attend this E- Learning system. We know the challenges involved and that’s why we have provided a 20% discount to facilitate you to join this online study,’’ said Prof. Ahimbisibwe, the coordinator and overall supervisor of the online line learning program.

The University Promoters will mobilize all the necessary resources to improve the academic infrastructure and course delivery that includes the introduction of full online degree programs that are currently on high demand not only in Rwanda but throughout the region. University of Kigali is one of the leading private higher institutions of learning in the country and it offers various Degree and Diploma Programs both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The University offers various courses that include: Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, Management and Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, Procurement, Law and Education (PGDE, Masters in Education and Bachelors in Early Child Education).

The courses are taught by well qualified and experienced lecturers from different parts of the world including but not limited to USA, Europe, Asia, Rwanda and other African countries.

To strengthen the professionalism of its graduates so that they can fit favorably on the labour market, the University introduced professional courses, mainly in the finance and accounting professions and the impact has been positive in addressing the country’s skills gaps. The courses offered include; CPA (K), CPA(R), ACCA, CIPS, CSIA, CAT, ATS and ATD among others.