Some of the courses at the Nyakinama based Rwanda Senior Command and Staff College will in future be undertaken by professors and lecturers from the National University of Rwanda (NUR).
The two institutions (RDF and NUR) signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday June 18.
The MoU was signed, by NUR Rector Prof Silas Rwakabamba and the RDF Chief of Defence Staff Lt Gen. Charles Kayonga.
Rwakabamba said they will be sending professors to teach different courses, and collaborate with other international universities to provide lecturers in for the lacking course units. Lectures for the senior officers are expected to commence next month.
He also said the MoU will facilitate the officers who need to undertake Masters or PhDs and those doing research at the Huye-based University. The military college will also admit officers from various African countries.
RDF and Ministry of Defence spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Joseph Nzabamwita explained that the senior officers will access training courses they have been hunting for from abroad.
He observed the College will help in imparting more knowledge and elevating the academic level of military officers in the country and Africa as a whole.
The college recently got an international curriculum nod and will start with 45 officers, according to the spokesperson