The Minister of Higher Education and Research of Senegal visited UR-CST

On 11th February 2015, The College of Science and Technology-University of Rwanda hosted the Honorable Minister of Higher Education and Research of Senegal Prof. Teuw NIANE. He held a meeting with the college’s senior academic and administrative staff and students’ representatives on a number of areas of interest between academicians of Rwanda and Senegal.The discussions focused mainly on having more doctorate programmes and capacity building mechanisms to address challenges such as brain drain by intellectuals leaving the continent for greener pastures outside Africa and a number of students who go abroad for post graduate programmes outside Africa and a majority of them never return home to serve their respective countries and the continent as a whole. The Minister admitted that it is a challenge that they are working on together with other partners to address and that they are planning to have more African scholars doing their PhD programmes from their home countries and on the continent.

Group photo of those present during the meeting