As Rwanda moves towards achieving its vision 2020 of a technology driven economy, a new post graduate program of communication management program (e is seen to likely bolster the capability to manage its technology infrastructure.
The government completed the construction of the IT infrastructure bolstered use of technology but has also been facing gaps in the competence at a senior managerial level to enhance its usage.
“But what we need to build is the capability of managers, senior managers to manage that infrastructure so that Rwanda turns into a technology driven economy by 2020,” said Prof Steve Capewell, vice chairman, United Kingdom Telecommunication Academy-UKTA.
The course will be delivered online by experienced lecturers and professors from the United Kingdom. The course has been developed to take advantages of ICT developments to deliver the program in a cost effective and practical way to benefit participants and their employees
Speaking to this website on Tuesday in Kigali Capewell said that the 18 months master’s program is targeting engineers, managers, directors in communication using ICT as well as graduates form University of Rwanda who are in the technology sector.
“We developed this program aiming to benefit employers with employees with updated skills and knowledge to improve organizational performance at their respective companies,” he added.
The program is done in partnership between University of Rwanda and United Kingdom Telecommunication Academy and will be housed at the college of Science and Technology- formerly KIST.
“With this program, we would like to ensure students have the leadership, entrepreneurship and management skills needed to increase productivity at work,” said Prof Nelson Ijumba, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Affairs and research.
Prof Manasse Mbonye, Principal College of Science and technology says that the students from the program will contribute towards steering technology sector.
“From a Rwandan point of view it is one further angle with which the nation is using ICT to be able to create an informed society,” he added.
The principal added that the program that is expected to be online and starting with over 14 students provides flexibility where students can take on the modules at their convenience.