February 8, 2020

Education Ministry Halts Enrollment of New Students at Christian University


Trustworthy and indepth news stories are more important now than ever.
Support our newsroom by MAKING A CONTRIBUTION HERE

The Ministry of education has directed the troubled Christain University of Rwanda not to enroll any new students until it fulfills requirements.

In a letter to Dr Damien Habumuremyi, the chair of University’s board and his team, the university is directed not to conduct student registrations.

The directives are contained in the letter received last week by the university management. This letter by Education Minister Dr Eugene Mutimura reminds Christian University of the first letter of July 25, 2019, which set various conditions for the university to be allowed to continue to operate.

The university has to clear taxes owed to Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), and pay arrears owed to Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) in form of staff benefits.

At the time in July last year, the University had huge debt owed to lecturers and also rent for the buildings in which it operates both in Kigali and the branch in Karongi district. For example, staff are said to have been owed up to Rwf 1.6billion.

The education ministry gave Christian University 3 months to clear its mess, and that high education inspectors would return to determine the next course of action. Several things unfavourable to university’s struggling image happened after.

In September, which is the start of the university education academic calendar, lecturers refused to teach demanding that their arrears of 6 months be paid. Some arrears were paid in the weeks that followed.

Education Minister Dr Mutimura says there is good progress on implementing the parameters set, but those that are yet to be put in place are crucial and must be implemented.

In March, when the next review will take place, Dr Mutimura says it doesn’t mean the university will get automatic clearance. It actually risks having its license revoked altogether.

Since this week started, the university started a campaign in the media and social media inviting prospective students to register. One of the promotion tactics used is that new students will get 50% reduction in their tuition for all study programs. The university has up to 10 programs including “Information Technology” and “Journalism”.

This registration drive is not supposed to be conducted as par the education ministry directive until March.

Dr Habumuremyi, the board chair is a former prime minister, and currently serves as head of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO), which is a government institution.

We can't do quality journalism without your support

Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue are declining, The Chronicles remains committed to "Serving Your Right To Know The Truth". Stand with us as we document Rwanda's remarkable journey for you and the future generation. Do you value our journalism? We can't do it without you. Show us with your support by CONTRIBUTING HERE.
Email your news TIPS to info@chronicles.rw or WhatsApp +250788351327.
You can also find us on Signal

479 Comments

  1. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished
    to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope
    you write again soon!

  2. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!

  3. I used to be suggested this blog via my cousin.
    I’m not certain whether this publish is written by way
    of him as no one else recognize such targeted approximately my trouble.
    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  4. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this issue here on your website.

  5. When I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Kudos!

  6. Hey! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Wonderful blog and excellent design.

  7. Good site you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high-quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  8. What’s up mates, how is the whole thing, and what you want to say about this piece
    of writing, in my view its truly remarkable designed for me.

  9. Spot on with this write-up, I really think this website needs
    a lot more attention. I’ll probably be back again to
    read through more, thanks for the advice!

  10. Hi! I’ve been following your website for a long time now and finally
    got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout
    out from Lubbock Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

  11. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it,
    you might be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your
    blog and may come back sometime soon. I want to encourage that you continue
    your great writing, have a nice weekend!

  12. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after reading through some of the post I
    realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found
    it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  13. Hey I am so grateful I found your webpage, I really found you by mistake,
    while I was looking on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to
    say thank you for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable blog (I
    also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all
    at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I
    will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

  14. Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to
    get there! Thank you

  15. Hello there, I discovered your web site via Google even as searching for a comparable topic,
    your site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hi there, just turned into aware of your weblog thru Google, and located that it’s truly informative.

    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate
    for those who continue this in future. Lots of folks will be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers!

  16. I think everything composed was actually very logical.
    But, what about this? suppose you were to create a awesome post title?
    I am not saying your information is not solid, however suppose you added a title that
    grabbed folk’s attention? I mean Education Ministry Halts Enrollment
    of New Students at Christian University – THE CHRONICLES is kinda vanilla.

    You should glance at Yahoo’s front page and see how they create article headlines to
    get people to click. You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get
    readers interested about what you’ve written. Just my
    opinion, it could bring your posts a little bit more interesting.

  17. I’m not sure why but this site is loading extremely slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  18. Highway Casino No Deposit Bonus =>(65 Free Spins!) Are you looking for a new place to gamble? Check out Highway Casino today! Highway Casino No Deposit Bonus =>(65 Free Spins!) Are you looking for a new place to gamble? Check out Highway Casino today! HIGHWAY CASINO gives exclusive 40 free spins no deposit on Cash Bandits 3 to all new players that sign up with bonus code COFFEE40 to nodepositbonus4u your guide to the best no deposit bonus codes and free spins no deposit Highway Casino No Deposit Codes – 50 Free Spins! Christmas No Deposit Casino Bonuses It’s a rare event when an online casino offers a no deposit bonus to its existing customers. Most casinos use this bonus as a marketing tool to attract new gamblers to the site. But Highway Casino believes in retaining its existing customers and they come up with some best deals to help them do so. Likewise, Highway Casino’s $75 no deposit bonus can be offered to the regular wagerers. The way the bonus is issued may vary; it can be via the VIP program or an email could be sent to the eligible customers. Keep in mind that this is a special bonus and is only available to hand-picked customers. So if you get the chance to receive this bonus, make sure to get the best mileage out of it.
    http://hanbiz.apat.biz/bbs/board.php?bo_table=free&wr_id=80415
    Yes! Live roulette games play out in real time so you can see everything that’s happening. However, if you don’t trust your eyes, you can take comfort in the fact that all live casino providers are licensed by regulators such as the UKGC. Whether they’re located in the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, the USA, casinos have to have some form of licensing from the designated regulatory body to ensure player safety on the site. Roulette, whether you prefer the American or European variant, is available at all the top CA casino sites. However, you don’t have to be sitting at your computer to bet on red, as you can put your money down wherever you go thanks to the mobile options available to you. The best online California casino operators have spun the proverbial wheel while reinventing it, bringing you on-the-go roulette action via your iPhone or Android web browser. You don’t need any app downloads or updates, either. Simply visit your site of choice on your mobile device, log in, and let it ride, wherever the ride takes you!

  19. You really make it seem really easy together with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be actually one thing that I believe I might never
    understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely wide for me.

    I am taking a look forward for your subsequent put up, I’ll attempt to get the grasp of it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *