26 June 2012

Rwanda: KIE Alumni to Form an Association

The Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) alumni are planning to form an association through which they will give back to the institution.

Speaking at the association launch last Sunday, KIE Rector Prof. George Njoroge expressed gratitude over the plan.

"The education you received from KIE has contributed to your current status and equipped you with knowledge and skills meant to assist you to realize your inherent potentials," said Njoroge and insisted that the relationship will make their mother institution grow to greater heights.

He specified on some of the challenges that KIE Alumni would contribute in finding solutions to including the need to find alternative innovative ways in bridging the

"This challenge is not peculiar, universities in the world over faced and continue to face budget cuts and it is the challenge that we have to face by being innovative using the resources available and cutting unnecessary costs."

In his presentation on the Relevance of Alumni Association, Dr. Eugene NSANZABIGA noted that KIE is a nourishing mother but at the same time it needs inputs from former students and staff.

He called for joint effort and network of friendship to promote the welfare of the Institute. Nsanzabiga also took participants through major activities that the association would undertake in a bid to propel projects of the mother Institute.

Speaking at the meeting, Joseph Ngabonziza, the former Guild President hailed the initiative and vowed to partner with others in the process of mobilization.

"The idea of creating KIE Alumni Association is commendable and I commit to be among pioneers who will be mobilizing other KIE products to join this Association," He said.

In the course of the meeting, an interim committee was elected. The committee is mandated with mobilizing graduates to join the Association which will be unveiled soon.

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