Faculty of Education
Department of Computer Science in EducationRATIONALE
The Government of Rwanda in its development agenda for the year 2020 has chosen as an axis of development,
the transformation of the country into a knowledge-based economy (see the vision 2020) with development of the tertiary sector being the focus.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is indubitably a foundation for this endeavour. It is even most probably the reason why the
Government has set as an ambition for the same planning period the transformation of the country into an Information and communication Technology
hub in the region.
Progress in this angle is remarkable. Computer use is quasi general in public and private institutions, thanks to the encouragement measures like exonerating all imported ICT related equipments. Some services offered by public organizations like RSSB and RRA are mainly computer-based and recently, the Ministry of Youth and ICT, in conjunction with Rwanda Development Board (RDB), have launched e-imboni - a document tracking system that will allow public institutions to securely share documents electronically and hence reduce the budget usually allocated to purchasing office stationeries and prints out.
With regards to this trend, one can imagine that in the coming years, computer use will be generalized in Rwanda.
To face the challenge of obtained qualified people in ICT, the education system has given attention to training students. Today, some Institutions of Higher Learning are offering computer and IT related programs. But with computer processing power doubling every two years, the field of computing continues to evolve at an astonishing pace and the existing “graduates supply” is therefore seemingly still insufficient both qualitatively and quantitatively. However all these graduates only few of them are trained to be teachers of computer science in secondary schools. There is still a big gap to be filled in this area. This is the reason why CHUR has propose the program of Education in Computer Science.
Department of English and FrenchRATIONALE
Role of French and English in everyday life
Languages have an important role in everyday life and foreign languages play the role of languages of instruction and international communication, thus they facilitate business and international relations.
The exit profile of French-English option
Graduates in French- English option may become:
- Teachers in secondary schools
- Head of studies
- Educational inspectors
- Journalists and communication professionals
Department of Kinyarwanda and SwahiliRATIONALE
The Kinyarwanda-Swahili option is in the Faculty of Education and Mass Communication as one of the faculties of Christian University of Rwanda. The undergraduate program in Kinyarwanda-Swahili, which leads to the Bachelor of Education with Honors, is assigned to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities especially in Kinyarwanda and Kiswahili teaching. Methods and principles of learning , teaching and approaches in languages and Education, are the major components of the option. In addition, the modules are focused on teaching, research, and working in public and private services and in different domains related to languages. In order to be awarded a Bachelor of Education with Honors, students should successful complete all the modules required, involving practices, internship and final dissertation.