Universities have been urged to uphold education standards in order to improve quality of their graduates.
The call was made by the -General of Education Planning in the Ministry of Education, Dr Erasme Rwanamiza at a graduation ceremony at the Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK) where a total of 631 graduated in different disciplines.
According to Rwanamiza, universities should focus on education that produces job creators instead of job seekers.
“The government targets to develop vocational skills in general. University education should be based on research,” Dr Rwanamiza said.
The issue of lack of quality among Rwandan university graduates has been in debate for some time and many argue that there is still more needed to counter this problem.
Passing out the 631 graduates, the Rector, Dr Jean Ngamije, said the staff was proud to have equipped the students with necessary skills to help them stand the competition in the job market.
“You have entered a challenging and yet important juncture of life; realising your dreams and delivering for the nation. At this crucial stage, let dignity and self-reliance be your mark, let your plans be imbued with this kind of thinking big to achieve greater success,” he said.
Since 1997, the Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali has graduated more than 5,050 students.