By Grace Mugoya
The Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC) South in Huye district, Southern Province is now running an agriculture faculty that is expected to produce personnel with skills that will play a great role in boosting the agriculture sector through addressing challenges farmers face.
The faculty which is the latest at IPRC South is offering four courses with plans to have more as the school builds its institutional capacity. Courses being offered include crop production, agriculture mechanization, agriculture irrigation and veterinary medicine.
So far 100 students have enrolled.
Students undertaking the four courses came from the University of Rwanda in November, according to Dr. Barnabe Twabagira, the Principal of IPRC South.
“These students have acquired theory; so what they actually need is retooling and impart them with practical skills; and its exactly why we found it necessary to start this faculty to ensure that they are able to apply what they have learnt.
This is very crucial as it builds efficiency that will contribute to existing labour-force in addressing
challenges in the agriculture sector,” says Twabagira.