The first ever exhibition of ICT products was officially launched today 13th July 2012 at IPRC Kigali, organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA).
The objective of the activity is to promote effective use of information and communication technologies with special attention to ICT to overcoming the challenges we are facing in education.
ICT can help to improve new experiences, to test high quality technology and develop creativity.
The Principal of IPRC Kigali, Eng. Diogène MULINDAHABI, while presiding at the official opening ceremony said that the promotion of science and technology with special attention to ICTs is one of the main objectives of the education sector policy which will create a workforce that can contribute in moving Rwanda to a knowledge based economy and society. Despite the challenges hindering the effective delivery of ICT in education, there are several strengths existing in Rwanda that are critical to effective delivery of ICT in education. These include among others Political will and support: a good example is what His Excellency the President of the Republic is doing to bring and introduce ICT in all walks of life. And the second one is Multi-Stakeholder Partnership that supports the ICT in education initiatives. These partners bring with them resources but also their experience and technical expertise as we will witness to day.
The Director General of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Mr. Didier NKURIKIYIMFURA said that the promotion of the use of Information and Communication Technology skills through education program fits well in the Government Priorities. As such, he pledged continued government support
The ICT Expo is composed by 6 major parts: Face marker, Human and football robot, Dancing simulation machine, Blue screen (Chroma key) land HD Video.
The Koica Resident Representative Mr. Kim Sang Chul congratulated the Koica volunteers project and acknowledged the Partnership between IPRC Kigali and Koica in particular and the Cooperation, friendships between the two countries. He said that with our beloved partner (Rwanda) every this is possible.
At IPRC Kigali , and in all TVET schools, teachers are encouraged to use ICT in their teaching and learning practices and students ICT in their learning as a tool and as a methodology , therefore the quality of education will improve in all subjects at all levels
The ICT expo lunched today will go up to 18thJuly 2012 in other Technical Schools: Kibuye TSS, Rubengera TSS, Kibungo TSS and Ruhengeri TSS
.Take a look on how was that event !
The ICT Rwanda Expo