Legal Institute goes digital

Students at the Nyanza based Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) will now have the option of pursuing their studies without necessary travelling to the Southern Province. This follows the launch of the Electronic Learning Management System (ELMS), a tool which will allow the institute to streamline training programmes without geographical or training barriers.

Students at the Nyanza based Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) will now have the option of pursuing their studies without necessary travelling to the Southern Province.

This follows the launch of the Electronic Learning Management System (ELMS), a tool which will allow the institute to streamline training programmes without geographical or training barriers.

The ELMS is expected to revolutionalise the institute’s management of academic and administrative needs by converting most of the processes relating to training programmes that were being done manually.

With the equipment, various processes will go on-line, including,  applications for courses, processing admissions, preparation and scheduling of courses, cataloguing library resources and examinations.

On the occasion of the launch, the institute also received an assortment of IT equipment from Rwanda Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Threshold Program and the Justice Strengthening Project (JSP).

High quality IT equipment handed over include servers, computers, scanners and printers.

The Country Director of USAID, Dennis Weller ;and Miguel Castillero, representative of JSP, the implementing agency of Rwanda MCC Program, handed over the equipment to the Ministry of Justice.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Esperance Nyirasafari, thanked the US Government for the continued support, noting that the new equipment will play a crucial role in advancing the justice sector.

“The US Government supports many sectors in Rwanda but we are particularly delighted by the support directed towards the justice sector through the Justice Strengthening Sector,” Nyirasafari said.

“The system and the equipment will be of great use in our ambitions to further strengthen the sector (Justice),” she added.

According to Castillero, JSP and ILPD have jointly implemented several projects that have succeeded and will continue to do so. The USAID country representative committed the agency’s support to the centre.

ILPD was established by law in 2006 and it resumed teaching BAR courses in 2008. So far 200 people have graduated from the institute.

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