Innocent Hakizimana

13 Jun 2022

Innocent Hakizimana

English Program Coordinator, CMHS ; English for Specific Purposes Module Leader ; Communication Skills for Nutritionists Module Leader CASS Centre for Language Enhncement English Language planning & policy, Language teaching & Learning, Language as medium of instruction, Learning in Higher Education Mr. Innocent has been involved in teaching English and Communication Skills in Higher education since December 2009 and he has been leading and taking part in English training programs such as Intensive English Language Programs (2009-2013), English Language Training for former KHI staff ( 2010-2012) as well as in leading modules like Communication Skills Module (2010 to present) and English for Specific Purposes ( 2014 to present). Regarding community engagement, Mr. Innocent is an active member of the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda (ATER) since its creation (December 2011), and he is currently involved in English Communities of Practices’ (CoP) aiming at advancing teacher- driven professional development in English Language Teaching and Learning in Rwanda. Also interested in research, Mr. Innocent has been conducting classroom inquiries mainly in the areas of students’ errors in language learning process and how they can become source of learning. Since Hakizimana is a lifelong learner, he is eager to pursue his studies to PhD level by research in the area of language planning and policy.


1) Manirakiza, E., Mugirase, G., & Hakizimana, I. (2021). Reflecting on the Nature and Causes of Errors in Second Language Learning and their Classroom Implications. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 3(4), 18-28.
2) Manirakiza, E., & Hakizimana, I. (2020). Engaging Students in Error Analysis and Correction : A learner-Centered Approach to Improving Linguistic Accuracy. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 2(3), 35-49.
3) Manirakiza, E., & Hakizimana, I. (2020). Using vocabulary as an instructional scaffolding technique to boost English language skills. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 2(2), 82-93. 4) Sunday F.X, Niyitanga, F., Mbarushimana V., Nyandwi, T., Hakizimana I,. & Njunwa, K. J. (2020).Does contract farming improve Cassava production, price determination and farmer’s
income in Ruhango district in Rwanda ? Rwanda Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2 (1), 15-19. 5) Karenzi, J. , Korukire, N. , Basheija, D., Hakizimana, I., Ineza, M.C., Kayitsi, I., Umutoni, E.C., Birasa, L., Niyitegeka, C., M’Lurhe, A.B ( 2019). Occupational Health Risks Associated with Medical Waste Management Practices among Health Professionals Working in Three District Hospitals in Rwanda. Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2 (3), 252-257. 6) Niyitegeka, C., Uwera, T. , Korukire, N. , Nasiru, S., Hakizimana, I., Sunday, F.X.. , Niyoyita, J.P., Kayumba, P.C. ( 2019). Synchronization of Patient Data Among Health Facilities Through Electronic Medical Records System : A Case Study of Kabgayi District Hospital. Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2 (3), 281-288. 7)Tuyisenge, M.J., Umuziga,P. , Umutoni, E.C., Dushimiyimana, V., Mwiseneza, M.J., Hakizimana, I., Adejumo, O. & Chironda, G. ( 2019). Hemodialysis Care by Nurses : Exploration of Performance Factors at Four Nephrology Units in Rwanda. Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2 (2), 179-184.


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