Over 9 000 to graduate at University of Rwanda today

The University of Rwanda will today hold a graduation ceremony at the University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences’ stadium, in Huye District, Southern Province.

The ceremony will be presided over by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente.


A total of 9 382 graduands from the University’s six colleges, including 3 488 females and 5 894 males, are expected to graduate.


The College of Business and Economics records the highest number of graduands (2 606) while the College of Arts and Social Sciences has the lowest number of graduands (638).


Dr Charles Murigande, the University Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Institutional Advancement, told The New Times that the University puts quality education at the forefront of responding to the changing demands of the labour market.  

“That the trend in students’ performance did not change as the university’s main objective remains to improve the education of our students,” he said.

The number of graduands has increased from 7050 who graduated last year.

This is the first time some students are graduating under the University’s three-year bachelor’s degrees programme, which was introduced n 2017. Previously, art courses were pursed for a period of four years.

The move was designed to reduce the cost of education and encourage practical learning. 

Though he could not specify the number, Murigande revealed a small number of graduands from the school of law will graduate under the pilot phase of the programme.

 Despite the change in the duration of the academic programme, Murigande said the content remained intact.



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