One of Christian Higher Learning Institutions ‘Oklahoma Christian University’ (OCU) has announced a plan to set up a boarding secondary school in Rwanda in a two year’s period.
The development was announced by Dr Mike O’Neal, the president of OCU. He is in the country with a delegation from Oklahoma.
There are over 60 Rwandan students studying at the University in the USA and Most are under the Presidential Scholarship Programme which was initiated by President Kagame.
According to O’Neal, he came with a group from Atlanta that desires to build a high standard boarding school here.
He says that they are in partnership with the Government of Rwanda to have the project in place.
“One of the other things we are looking at is to have our MBA Programme offered here in Rwanda and even in future to have perhaps other education programmes here,” he said.
O’Neal praised the relations between Rwanda and the University saying that it is why he is seeking to contribute to the country’s vision through capacity building.
In an interview with the new times, the Minister of Education, Dr Vincent Biruta said that, Rwanda is looking at all possible avenues of facilitating OCU increase its engagement with Rwanda.
“Part of the plans we are looking at include a partnership between OCU and some local universities to offer long distance learning programs,” he said.
The institution which will be named Central African School of Excellence will have the capacity of 2,000 students and will be located in Kicukiro District.
Land has already been identified and if it all goes according to plan and plans are already in place according to the Ministry of Education.