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Principal Dr. Gatare urges graduates to uphold UR graduates’ attributes

The Principal of College of Science and Technology, CST, Dr. Ignace Gatare has urged the recent graduates to uphold the UR graduates’ attributes and always nurture a sense of purpose in them. The message was given on Monday 21st November 2022, during an event to celebrate the Centre achievements with recent Master’s and PhD graduates from the Centre.

Dr. Ignace Gatare highlighted that this is the result of the effort, discipline, patience and commitment they had during their stay at the College and believed that their experience at the University of Rwanda – College of Science and Technology (UR-CST) has been fruitful and enriching.

“Our expectation is that the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies at UR-CST contribute to supporting you to become trustworthy agents of change and drivers of transformation everywhere you will be.”, he said adding that they have to aim at becoming their best self, thinking big, not hesitating to take new challenges, discovering and capitalizing on their strengths but also learning how to overcome their weaknesses.

“The world is a continuously changing environment. In such a context, my advice to you is avoid, as much as possible, to remain in your comfort zone. You will need to be lifelong learners in order to adapt. Expand the frontiers of your career perspectives through professionalism, innovation and entrepreneurship”, he added.

Kambombo Mtonga who spoke on behalf of other graduates commended the support they were provided by the Centre and expressed that they are ready to support back the Centre if any support is needed. He noted that graduates are very grateful for the skills they were given and have no doubt that they will be of great importance in their career.

In the recent UR graduation, on 18th November 2022, 9PhD and 41 Master’s graduates were from the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT).

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