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MKUR Vice chancellor has urged incoming students to strive hard for success

Dr. Martin Kimemia, the Vice-Chancellor of Mount Kigali University Rwanda (MKUR), on May 6th, 2024 stressed the value of hard work towards success.

He was addressing the cohort of May/August intake in an orientation event, that took place at the university premises, where he shared seven crucial tips for students to navigate life at MKUR.

These include embracing diversity, inclusivity, equity, and acknowledging the varied backgrounds and cultures within the student’s body.

“Take responsibility and cultivate self-reliance in this environment of freedom and independence, he said, adding; “Build relationships with lecturers and peers, and utilize available resources such as training sessions, conferences, field trips, and outreach programs.”

Quoting Nelson Mandela, the Vice chancellor further assured the students that whichever support they may need in their educational journey, was readily available at MKUR.

“Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world, ” at MKUR, we strongly believe in this ideology and have invested tremendously to this cause. Whatever challenge you may face during your study journey, trust us to address it without fail,” he stressed.

On the other hand, Uwimana Lucie, the Dean of Students introduced the student’s leadership body: MKUSA (Mount Kigali University Students Association) to the incoming students urging them to engage in the university leadership.

“Endeavour to engage in student leadership, it won’t only make your stay at MKUR memorable, but also enriching as it offers diverse opportunities for networking,” she remarked.

The students were also guided on ways to traverse university technologies like; the student’s portal, access E-learning materials, among other things, by Muhoraceye Lennate-the head of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) before the Head of the Journalism and Media department, Festus Irungu administered blessings for a smooth journey to the students.

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