Successful IUCEA Workshop in Rwanda
CARTA, the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) held the first-of-its-kind regional workshop in Kigali, Rwanda on postgraduate studies in the East Africa region.
The workshop began on April 23 to 25 at the Kigali Marriot Hotel.
Rwanda’s Minister for Education, Hon. Dr. Eugene Mutimura (
), opened the three-day training attended by over 70 deans and directors of graduate schools from private and public universities in East Africa.
The participants were from the six East African Community (EAC) partner States: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Universities in the region have a limited number of qualified senior university lecturers and researchers to meet the demands for the ever expanding postgraduate and mentorship programs. This consequently, has had a negative impact on the universities’ capacity to sustainably educate the next generation of university lecturers and researchers. The workshop therefore addressed some of these concerns.
Recommendations from the training will be presented by IUCEA in July, to vice chancellors, deputy vice chancellors, and commissions of university education among other policy makers.