RE: “Top French tourism university opens in Rwanda” (The New Times, July 28).
This is a commendable move. However, the Ministry of Education should tighten its procedures with regard to starting a new university in Rwanda.
Surely, our economy needs more professionals who can spur service delivery in the country. Yet to have quality education that produces graduates who are competent enough to compete regionally and globally, you need to have top-notch learning institutions that are well equipped in terms of training equipment and human resource.
Investors will always come and hire a single building with a tin library and part-time lectures and commence lectures. This often results into the mushrooming of universities that are wanting in many ways.
For example, a university in Rwanda should be having a campus built on not less than two acres and fully equipped with all that required a university student ought to have, including sports grounds.
Crucially, close monitoring is of the utmost importance, otherwise we may find ourselves having investors who want to benefit from high-paid school fees but do less in terms of quality.
The tendency of having a university in one building is outdated.