By HAGABIMANA Eugene on 05 Feb 2020
Friday 31, January 2020, University of Rwanda Deputy-Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and Administration Dr. Papias Malimba Musafiri , His colleague in charge of Finance Ms. Françoise Kayitare Tengera alongside of The Korea International Cooperation Agency KOICA Country director in Rwanda Byunghuha Lee presided the reopening ceremony of ICT building common known as KOICA building in Huye Campus.
Inaugurated Nine years ago in 2011, this building was no longer in use because of some faults that occurred after its construction and inauguration. As KOICA was source of fund during the construction, This time Korea agency funded its rehabilitation and ICT equipments to be used in this facility too.
Activities started November 2018 and the total cost of rehabilitation is less more than 400 millions Rwandan francs while other more than 200 millions Rwandan Francs were spent in purchasing ICT equipments mainly computers. Meaning the total cost (rehabilitation and equipments) is more than 600 millions Rwandan francs.
In his speech BYUNGHUHA Lee country Director of KOICA said they are willing to support ICT education in Rwanda.
"This building is a result of partnership between Rwanda and South Korea. " Said Dr Papias UR DVC/SPA, and "this ceremony is a sign of witnessing the vision of Rwanda, which is knowledge based on technology". He added . ICT is among social transformation development of Rwanda. Note that this ceremony was attended by the Principal of The College of Science and Technology Dr. Ignace GATARE as well as the dean of the school of ICT Eng Musabe Richard. Today the CST/ school of ICT has 1108 students and almost 300 are based in Huye Campus. It is planned that the school should move from Nyarugenge campus to Huye campus
KOICA building after rehabilitation
signboard of KOICA Inauguration in 2011
Official observing equipment in labs
Communication eng lab
KOICA country director in Rwanda
By HAGABIMANA Eugene
Public Relations and community engagement/Huye Campus