China has, through its embassy in Rwanda, donated equipment that will enable lecturers of the University of Rwanda to give courses by telelearning.
This event took place at the embassy of China in Rwanda on Tuesday.
The university’s deputy vice-chancellor for academic and research affairs, Prof. Nelson Ijumba said that the equipment is worth Rwf11 million. “These are pieces of equipment designed for teaching. They include projectors and cameras that will help teachers to offer courses at distance. We needed equipment that could enable our lecturers to give courses to another college without necessarily going there. The equipment is now going to be sent to Nyagatare and Rusizi campuses,” he said.
China is also ready to support Rwanda in terms of increasing their skills whereby lecturers from Rwanda may go to train in China.
Political Counselor at the embassy of China in Rwanda, Xing Yuchun, said that China will continue to support Rwanda wherever it is possible.
“China has been supporting Rwanda every year whereby students from the country go to study in China. We are also ready to help lecturers at the University of Rwanda to go there and increase their knowledge,” he said.
Prof Ijumba said that China has been collaborating with Rwanda in setting up energy research firms in the country.
Meanwhile, in June 2019 the governments of Rwanda and China signed an agreement under which the latter would provide US$42.8 million toward the expansion of the Prince House Remera-Nyandungu-Masaka road.
Chinese envoy to Rwanda Amb. RAO Hongwei who signed on behalf of his government, said that 2019 will see even greater collaborations between Rwanda and China, especially in the areas of trade, investment, public health, education, tourism and people-to-people relations.