By Elias Hakizimana.
University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB) will on Thursday May 24, 2018 hold its sixth graduation since it was formed in 2008.
The graduation ceremony will be held at Kigali Convention Center.
Among the 521 graduands, 337 (64.5%) are females while 185 (35.5%) are males.
73 percent of the graduands will come from UTB-Kigali Campus while 27 percent will come from Gisenyi Campus.
Dr. Callixte Kabera, UTB Vice-Chancellor told The Inspirer that there is an improvement in performance as the graduands keep on exposing pertinently to the labour market.
Kabera said that at this time around, 3950 students graduated at this University and they are contributing to the Hospitality and Development of Rwanda.
In general, UTB has over 5000 students, 3400 in Kigali and 1800 in Rubavu-Gisenyi campus.
“Our campus is among the Universities that graduate qualified students and ready for the labour market as we respect competence-based learning, which gives our students hands-on skills at the labour market,” Kabera said.
The graduates at this 6th round, include those with bachelor’s degree, one year and half certificate and two-year diploma.
They are from various disciplines, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Business and Information Technology and those from (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) TVET Programmes.
Kabera said that best graduands among others will be awarded by partner entities that will participate at the graduation ceremony, including Airlines and Business and Information technology companies, travel, Tourism and Hospitality institutions.
Kabera thanks the government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) for continuous support to the campus’s development.
“We owe our much thanks to the Government of Rwanda, MINEDUC to support our daily activities towards the development of our country, we have played a significant role in making changes in Hospitality and Technology development and we pledge a continuous hard working to achieve more,” he noted.
He added that over 85 percent of the graduates from UTB are employed, some have created their own companies to embrace the country’s job creation initiative and others are employed by other companies.
He added that “One of the specialties that enables them to successfully expose and succeed at the labour market is the repetitive initiative of the campus that offers many practical skills than theories, whereby students pass three industrial attachments with minimum period of three months comparing to other Universities that actually offer one-month internship,” Kabera said.
The graduates and invited guests will start arriving at Kigali Convention Center from 7:00 am.
Elias Hakizimana @theinspirerpubl
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