INES-Ruhengeri Staff celebrated the Labor Day as one family

04 May 2022

On Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, after three years without meeting under those circumstances of the Labor Day due to COVID-19, INES-Ruhengeri staff met at Classic Lodge in Nyakinama and celebrated together as one family of INES-Ruhengeri.

Everyone is glad for the role he / she played in the growth of INES-Ruhengeri (photo/Vedaste)

“This is not just a day for “Guhekenya”. It is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the achievements while gathering the necessary motivation to face the future.”, underlined Dr. Fr. Fabien Hagenimana, Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri while he was addressing the participants. 

This is the time for the management of INES-Ruhengeri to thank each and every one for the role played in the growth of our beloved institution”, Vice-Chancellor added.

Dr. Fr. Fabien Hagenimana, Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri while he was addressing the participants (photo/Vedaste)

According to the current data, there are several reasons to celebrate the growth of INES-Ruhengeri: despite the challenges caused by COVID-19 crisis, INES is stable. The number of students has grown to 3426 with around 203 international students from 15 African countries. 1640 students (48%) are females while 1786 (52%) are males. 2759 (80.53%) are in STEM (44% are females against 46 %males). 665 (19.41%) are in social sciences and arts (65% females against 35% males). Day program students are 3237 (94.48%) against 189 (5.51%) week-end students.

Moreover, new partner institutions sponsoring the students have come on board. Currently, the sponsoring institutions are the following: MINUBUMWE, FAWE-Rwanda, New Life, Direct aid; MINADEF; Red Cross, CHANCEN International-Rwanda, and IUCEA. The figures show the growing trust of parents and partners. Most interestingly, many students with excellent performance in high schools have chosen to join INES-Ruhengeri.

In his remarks, the Deputy Vice-chancellor of Academics and Research, Dr. Samuel Sindayigaya ensured that Students of INES-Ruhengeri will continue getting quality education which is proved through employability and relevance in the society. Hence, the students’ dreams will become true.

His colleague, Mr. Alexis Kayishema, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance at INES-Ruhengeri, focused on the performance, customer care as well as behavior with appropriate ethical standards that every staff member should possess.

Mrs. Euphrosine Ujeneza, the Vice-Representative of the Employees thanked the INES-Ruhengeri Management for availing good policies and infrastructures and she ensured that all employees will strive for having a sense of responsibility of the educators as they are working in an educational institution.

Mrs. Euphrosine Ujeneza, the Vice-Representative of the Employees (right) speaking (photo/Vedaste)

The Guild President of the students, Mr. Dieudonne Ntivuguruzwa, in his remarks, thanked the lecturers and INES-Ruhengeri entire staff for love and happiness as it was mentioned by the Vice-Chancellor that love for the students is the key to the success of INES mission.

We are called to love the students who come to us. By using the concept of love, I should avoid any equivocal understanding. According to Aristotle’s definition, love is about wishing and striving for the happiness of the beloved one. Our mission is therefore to passionately strive for the happiness of the students!”, Dr. Fr. Fabien Hagenimana.

Guided by INES Strategic plan 2019-2024, everyone should feel the responsibility and joy to see the INES concept of the University of Applied Sciences a reality. This will be pushed through internationalization, digitalization, and efficient linkage with the community and the industry.

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