University of Kigali and AIESEC, a global, non political, independent, not for profit organization run by youths and recent graduates of Institutions of Higher Learning, Thursday, 31 2017, entered a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the two Institutions.
The signing ceremony took place in the Board Room of the Vice Chancellor’s office at the University’s main Campus in Kacyiru, Kigali with Prof. Danson MUSYOKI Kimeu, Ag. Vice Chancellor signing on behalf of University of Kigali and Mr. David NIYONSABA, the Country Director, AIESEC in Rwanda signing on behalf of his Institution.
Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Danson MUSYOKI Kimeu and Mr. David NIYONSABA, AIESEC Country Director signing the MoU between the two Institutions. Looking on are officials from both sides.
The main purpose of the agreement is to provide a framework for a continued cooperative partnership between the two Institutions aimed at providing entrepreneurial leadership development and facilitating exchange programmes for students at UoK to enable them develop through international experiential learning experiences under the AIESEC Model.
Speaking at the function, the AIESEC Country Director in Rwanda, Mr. David NIYONSABA, thanked University of Kigali for this initiative of building cooperation between the two Institutions. He said that their organization was set up in 1948 and currently the world’s largest student-run organization, present in over 8000 Universities across 130 countries around the world.
‘’ Our organization has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as International internships &volunteer experiences for over 68 years , developing a global environment , which we think that UoK can benefit from , especially through the three outgoing exchange products in the areas of Global Volunteer Program, Global Entrepreneurship Programme and the Global Talent Program ’’ said the AIESEC Official.
He also pointed out that UoK students would be direct beneficiaries of all AIESEC Conferences in Rwanda as participants with the opportunity to apply and be part of the of the organizing committee for such conferences exposing them to skills and experience in event planning and management.
From Left to right; an official from AIESEC, the UoK Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Danson MUSYOKI Kimeu, Mr. David NIYONSABA, AIESEC Country Director and extreme right, Mr. Gregoire PILLER, the University’s Director of University Relations and Partnerships.
At the same function, Prof. Danson MUSYOKI Kimeu, the Ag Vice Chancellor of University of Kigali, thanked AIESEC for this mutual partnership that would lead to further development of the two institutions. He pointed out that despite the University being a young Institution in the country, this was an occasion to strengthen cooperation for the mutual benefit of the two institutions especially in exchange programmes, leadership development, seminars and conferences.
‘’ We welcome this development that is crucial in sharing with you professional expertise in training, leadership and partnership in other areas of interest that would automatically add value to the skills and knowledge of our students,’’ said the Kenyan Professor.
UoK is one of the fastest growing higher institutions of learning in Rwanda. The University is currently building strong relations, not only with locally based Institutions but also with other International Institutions with the aim of promoting cooperation in areas of academic development, training and research.
University of Kigali and AIESEC Officials getting ready for the signing ceremony in Kacyiru-Kigali.
The signing ceremony was also witnessed by other senior University Officials including; the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Murty KOPPARTHI, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and School of Post Graduate, Dr. Lydia EMURON, the Director of Quality Assurance, Prof. HUSEYIN DEMIR, the Director of University Relations and Partnerships, Mr. Gregoire PILLER, the Director of Communications and Public Relations , Mr. KAMURU Charles, the Dean of Students, Ms Pierette MANISHIMWE and the University’s career Development Officer, Ms Agnes MUREBWAYIRE.