After the University of Rwanda to kick off the new Academic Year of 2017-2018 on Monday 09th October 2017, Prof. Nelsen Ijumba, the UR Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, has started visiting different campuses to see how teaching activities have started. Besides, his visit aims to find out if there are any specific challenges at Campus level that would need immediate intervention of the UR management to ensure that the students are provided with good learning environment in this academic year.
From Right, Dr. Laetitia Nyinawamwiza, Principal, UR-CAVM and Prof. Nelsen Ijumba shaking hand with Class Representative of Year Two Soil Sciences
On 12th October 2017 the UR Deputy Vice Chancellor paid a visit at Busogo Campus located in the Northern Province, Musanze District, and is under the College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM). At his arrival, he was warmly welcomed by the Principal of the College, Dr.Laetitia Nyinawamwiza, who also took him for a campus tour while explaining to him various programs offered at the Campus. As Explained by the Principal, Busogo Campus hosts only the programs offered under the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences though the College has many other programs offered either in Huye and/or Nyagatare campuses.
Group Photo with Year Two Students in the Department of Soil Sciences
While on his visit, the Deputy Vice Chancellor also used the opportunity to interact with both the students and their lecturers, who had already started their class activities, on various academic issues including the recent University changes such as rationalization of programs, introduction of the 3 years programs and many other issues. Students, especially those who came from other campuses, informed the Deputy Vice Chancellor that they were happy with the learning conditions found in the Campus and they thus pledged to take advantages of the available opportunities.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor interacting with Food Science Students
In his remarks, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs also updated Staff on various changes related to the ongoing exercise of the UR on the move. He urged every staff to be responsible in order to make the College the best. More particularly, he encouraged members of the academic staff to be more involved in research activities in order for the College to make the positive impact. On behalf of the University, he promised the intervention of the Management to handle some of the few concerns and challenges the Campus is facing and which are beyond the College Control.
Story by Mr. Salomon Nshimiyimana
Executive Assistant to Principal, UR-CAVM