The graduation took place Friday 6th, December 2019 at the Intare Conference Arena, Rusororo.
The graduates were all filled with joy and so were their parents and family members that were in attendance of the ceremony.
Uwase Divine, a graduate with Bachelors in Business and Information Technology spoke on behalf of the graduands. She said that she had a hard time choosing what to study as she was ending her secondary program but she is pleased to end the journey she started in 2016.
The University Of Kigali Chairman Board Of Directors, Mr. Afrika Philbert congratulated the graduates for their dedication to studying and the courage they had during the process.
“As teachers in this University, we are very proud of the knowledge these graduates are carrying; what you have learned, your dedication is a joy to us and for your parents. Thank you for choosing UoK to educate your children, dear parents, you made a good choice.”
Students that demonstrated excellent performance were given prizes, among which were laptops, by the Cogebanque.
The Acting Head of Corporate Banking at Cogebanque, Seif Hamoud B. said that awarding the students is one of the bank’s ways to promote education.
”Awarding best performers speaks to the importance Cogebanque attaches to education. The country is embracing a knowledge-based economy and we want to contribute to this vision. As part of our corporate social responsibility initiatives, we have demonstrably been providing support to the education sector in a bid to make a meaningful and impactful contribution to promoting the social agenda,” he said.
He added that supporting education also boosts the development of vital skills among youth and therefore enhances the quality of the labor force.
The University of Kigali is a private university that has been operating in Rwanda since 2013. The current enrollment is 970 students. It was founded by a group of Rwandan citizens composed of Prof. Nshuti Manasseh, Afrika Philibert, and Dr. Kamiya Jean Marie Vianney Hakizimana.
In addition to different bachelors and masters programs that UoK offers, students are also trained in professional courses such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), Certified Investment Financial analyst (CIFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), Accounting Technician Diploma (ATD), Foundation in Accounting (FIA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).