EnRHEd is received by the Rwandan Minister Claudette Irere
Today, Hon. Claudette Irere, Minister of State in Charge of ICT and Technical Vocational Education and Training, has met the EnRHEd delegation in Rwanda led by Roberto Valentino, EnRHEd Project coordinator and professor at UNIPR, to discuss about the EnRHEd activities carried out in the field of the strengthening local education.
In addition to the Minister and Prof. Valentino, Prof. Davide Barbanti from UNIPR, Mrs Rose Baguma – Director of General Education Policy and Analysis, Dr. Rose Mukankomeje – Executive Director of Higher Education Council (HEC) and Dr Sylvie Mucyo, Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academics, Research and Institutional Advancement at Rwanda Polytechnic were also present. All of them carefully followed and participated in the discussion.
The occasion was precious: the Minister and the EnRHEd delegation were able to discuss first about the activities carried out within the European Project, currently involving 4 Rwandan institutions (UR, INES-Ruhengeri, UTAB and IPRC-Musanze), then about the new cooperation and capacity building projects and educational implementation that UNIPR would hope to build together with Rwandan colleagues.
The participants in the meeting have also discussed about the EnRHEd revision and set-up of some Rwandan curricula in the framework of EnRHEd activities; these curricula have been analysed and reviewed by international teams composed of Italian, Belgian, German and, of course, Rwandan professors and will be probably activated in September 2022, also thanks to the support of the Rwandan Ministry of Education and the HEC (High Education Council).
At the end of the visit, which was highly appreciated by all participants, the parties left with a promise to keep up to date and to work together actively in the future to achieve the goals of ENRHEd (and beyond) in the best possible way.
One more brick to add to the international house that EnRHEd is building day by day…