Ten-university merger gets nod from parliament

Rwandan MPs have endorsed a bill that seeks to have some 10 universities in the country merged to form one institution of higher learning, writes James Karuhanga for The New Times.

Senate is now expected to give its approval to the institution, set to be called the University of Rwanda, in the next few days. Presenting a report prior to the debate, MP Agnès Mukazibera, chair of the standing committee on education, technology, culture and youth, told parliament that the law would ease implementation of the new project.

The University of Rwanda, she said, would have legal personality, administrative, teaching, research and financial autonomy and would be run in accordance with the law governing the organisation and functioning of higher education.
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