Announcement directed to the student of RICA and all those that want to join

By Richard B. Ferguson
On 18 April 2020 at 02:48

Dear Greater RICA Community,

We hope you are all keeping safe during this challenging time.

Like elsewhere in the world, the COVID-19 outbreak has required that RICA adapt to the critical measures being taken to mitigate the virus’ spread. In order to continue to provide the best educational experience possible for our students now, and for those of the future, we have deemed it necessary to delay the start of Term 3 which was scheduled to start April 2020 for a date not yet determined, and cancel admissions for the September 2020 intake. Admissions for the next cohort will be in September 2021.

Thank you to all prospective students who dedicated their time and effort to submit an application for the September 2020 intake. Your application will be kept in our database. We encourage you to reapply for admission into the September 2021 intake. If you would like to do so, you will be able to update your application before the next submission cycle.

At RICA, we remain steadfast in our commitment to educate the next generation of Rwandan leaders in agriculture and are appreciative of the Government of Rwanda’s and our greater agricultural communities’ support as we move forward together.
Please note the following details:

● Applicants who decide to resubmit for the 2021 admission cycle will be equally assessed alongside new applications that will be received in 2021.

● Keeping your application in our database is not a guarantee for admission.

● Admission and scholarship for the September 2021 intake will only be offered to successful candidates after undergoing our screening and interview process.

● Any applicant already enrolled in public higher learning institutions in Rwanda, under government sponsorship will not be eligible for admission to RICA in 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office on Tel: 0789035532 or by email: [email protected]

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Richard B. Ferguson
Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Extension and Applied Research