Thursday, September 29th, 1897 students are graduating in different faculties of the University of Kibungo “UNIK” (former UNATEK).
These students successfully concluded their bachelor’s studies in the Faculty of education (1 698), Faculty of economics and business studies (67), Faculty of agriculture and rural development (141).
Background of UNIK
In the origins, the University of Kibungo (UNIK) was named Université d’Agriculture, de Technology and d’Education de Kibungo (UNATEK), started as community university recognized by the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, through the Ministry for Education. The convention of recognition was signed by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology and the Chairman of APSK (Association for the Promotion of Higher Education in Kibungo Province) on March 27, 2003. This is the very year, the the former UNATEK opened its doors. The name was changed as Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo (INATEK) in 2010 with its accreditation.
UNIK main campus is established in Ngoma District, Eastern Province (Rwanda). It is around 150 kilometers from the capital city Kigali and 60 kilometers from Rusumo border (Tanzania). The University is in a strategic position for students from all provinces of the country as well as the East African Community citizens.
UNIK has extended its activities to the Northern Province, Rulindo District since 2012. The new campus is also in a good strategic position for students from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda.
VISION of UNIK
UNIK is committed to be a place of influence and excellence. This is particularly noted for its teaching quality, research innovation service to the community, and use of modern communication technologies.
The mission of UNIK is based on four major components:
- To ensure teaching quality by training professionals;
- To conduct research to solve problems faced by Rwanda and the region
- To carry out direct community-oriented activities
- To promote equal access for both men and women to education and participation in the promotion of the culture of tolerance
Values and principles
Our motto is Scientia et Sapientia. UNIK aims to provide knowledge and wisdom. We therefore seek to integrating the following values:
- Team Work
For more information, please visit UNIK website : www.unik.ac.rw
Message of the Vice Chancellor
A simple glance does not engage with nothing and we are very happy to let you explore the historical background, general organization, academic and administrative units, and objectives of our Institute. In this regard, we would like to wish you a good time, and we are quite sure that you will be well interested and fully attracted.
A collective initiative from local population created this community Institute in the eastern part of Rwanda; it was a real challenge to all administrative and religious authorities as well as the natives of the area anxious to answer the constraints of the population as regards education and development.
Today, student population of our Institute is beyond 4000 people coming from the four corners of the country. This significant increase in the number of students has really proved that UNIK has been a solution as regards higher education. With its 3 modes of learning learning/teaching (day, evening, and weekend), UNIK is committed to solve the problems inherent in the availability of its students. Indeed, it offers facilities, as for material time especially for various staff and professionals anxious to carry out their studies or to get engaged in new academic subjects.
Our major concern is always going forward, with the help of anybody to face new requirements and realities. Thus, other faculties will be gradually created hand in hand with providing new and adequate infrastructures.
Scientia et Sapientia, “Science and Wisdom”, is our motto, our focus and our life. We want to get instructed, share experience and aim at perfection. Guided by the wisdom which helps us make good choices, we will be able to acquire the knowledge which is necessary to build our country together.
Prof. Silas Lwakabamba
The Vice Chancellor
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