Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Ambassador James Kimonyo has advised higher learning institutions in the region to add quality to the education given to students by combining theoretical studies with practical works and new technologies.
The High Commissioner made the remarks last Friday while addressing Kenyan students at Eldoret University, where he was invited to deliver a motivational speech to the students from the engineering department.
He inspected the work done by students of various departments from the faculty of engineering like making solar panels, and software that facilitates their work.
The Ambassador thanked the university administration for making studies more hands-on and students for making good use of it.
“You have made a good choice by studying engineering. This benefits you and your country because engineering drives the world in terms of development. Aim at being agents of change after school because as engineers you will be able to find solutions to the problems that affect your communities,” Kimonyo said.
The varsity vice Chancellor, Professor Pius Kipkembi thanked the High Commissioner for making time to interact with students.
He used the occasion to thank the government of Rwanda for spearheading science courses especially engineering in its universities.
“I was in Rwanda last December, I appreciate what they have achieved in just 21 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi,” Kipkembi said.
The University of Eldoret was established in 1946 and it has over 17,000 students pursuing various science related courses.