US varsity to honour Kagame
President Kagame will today deliver the commencement address to a graduating class of 370 students and also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, from the William Penn University in Iowa, United States.
The President will be recognised for his contribution to human welfare and as a leader who has played a key role in rebuilding Rwanda, improving the lives of Rwandans and empowering young people and women.
In July 2008, the university signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to accept four Rwandan “Presidential Scholars” to enrol at the institution. Three of the four will be among today’s graduands.
William Penn University renewed the agreement with the ministry in September of 2011 and will take in an additional five students from Rwanda per academic year, beginning this year.
The University also has, since 2008, established cooperation with the Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo (INATEK) that includes staff and student exchanges.
In March of 2012, the President of the varsity, Dr. Ann Fields, led a group of eight graduate and undergraduate students on a two-week study tour of Rwanda as part of that exchange programme.