The support has been unveiled today at the Chinese Embassy in Rwanda where the Embassy donated projectors, video conference kit to the University of Rwanda.
Prof Nelson Ijumba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics and Research, who attended the handover ceremony held in the Chinese embassy, thanked the government of China and the Embassy of China in Rwanda for supporting teaching and learning in the University of Rwanda.
“We are honored to receive this IT equipment that will help contribute in strengthening IT-based teaching activities," he said
Chinese Political Counsellor Ms. Xing Yuchun spoke highly of the increasing cooperation and exchanges in all fields between China and the University of Rwanda and stressed the importance of ICT in teaching and learning.
Ms. Xing pledged that the embassy would further support teaching, and social and cultural exchange activities at the University of Rwanda and revealed that the embassy and the UR will also work together to increase the number of UR staff pursuing Ph.D. studies in China.
“China has been giving scholarships to Rwanda students. We are ready to do so for lecturers at the University of Rwanda to immerse their knowledge,” she said.
China is a great development partner of the Government of Rwanda in various areas of development, security, education, and infrastructure among others.