The University of Rwanda on Friday held a graduation ceremony for over 8,300 students at a colourful ceremony in the capital, Kigali.
The ceremony, held at the Amahoro stadium – where President Kagame recently took his oath of office, brought together people from academia, politics and well wishers.
While delivering his address, Chancellor of the university said the graduates represented the future of the country. On his part, Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi tasked the graduates to play their role in shaping the future of Rwanda.
Our vision, as country, is to build a knowledge-based economy and we believe that with the knowledge and skills you have now, you can contribute to the development of our country.
“You are the future we hope for,” Murekezi said, stressing further that, “our vision, as country, is to build a knowledge-based economy and we believe that with the knowledge and skills you have now, you can contribute to the development of our country.”
Of the 8,366 who graduated, 5,115 are male students while the remaining 3,251 were females.
Of the number, 160 male graduates and 116 female graduates bagged Master’s Degree. A male and female were awarded PhDs.
Additionally, 311 graduands were conferred with postgraduate diplomas, and among these 116 were female.
Photo credit: Flickr account of Prime Minister of Rwanda