Rwanda’s Minister of Education Visits S P Jain

Hon. Dr. Eugene Mutimura - Rwanda’s Minister of Education visits S P Jain

Thursday, June 7, 2018: S P Jain School of Global Management, the number one business school and the happiest campus in Dubai had the pleasure of hosting Hon. Dr. Eugene Mutimura – Minister of Education in the Republic of Rwanda who received his appointment at the Ministry in December 2017. Respected guests Dalila Yasmin Amri Sued – Chargee d’affaires of the General Consulate of Republic of Rwanda in Dubai – and Michelle Ntukanyagwe – Director of Policy, Research and Planning, Higher Education Council (HEC), Republic of Rwanda – were also part of the S P Jain visit.

Dr. Mutimura was welcomed by Prof. Christopher Abraham – Sr. Vice President, CEO & Head of Dubai Campus – who described that the meeting was part of a series of strategic talks aimed at establishing a long term strategic partnership between S P Jain and Government of Rwanda. A campus tour and presentation were part of the Minister’s visit where he was introduced to the university’s values and the various initiatives currently being implemented for students’ growth and career development.

Director of Student Recruitment & Outreach, Sarah El Gohary, then interviewed Dr. Mutimura where he expressed that what the world really needs is for individuals to share their knowledge and skills with others, referring to it as the ‘multiply effect.’ In his words, “mentoring others to learn is very critical in my life and I think that’s the only way you can help others, the only way you can help other communities and a country at large.”

During the TransformAfrica Summit in April this year, S P Jain representative Marko Selakovic – Senior Manager, Institutional Development – and the Government of Rwanda initiated communications and established a strong relationship. Marko added that “Rwanda’s global progress towards innovation and digital transformation cannot go unnoticed.” According to Prof. Christopher Abraham, “this strategic partnership would lead to the establishment of many positive initiatives including setting up the S P Jain Kigali Innovation Campus where many futuristic initiatives in the areas of innovation, fintech and higher education are being planned. The partnership would result in enviable benefits which will transform Rwanda as the digital leader in the African continent.”

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About Dr. Eugene Mutimura

Dr. Eugene Mutimura is a prominent Rwandan scientist and researcher who serves as Rwanda’s Minister of Education. Prior to his appointment as Minister, he coordinated the African Centers of Excellence project, based in Kampala and financed by the World Bank in 8 nations, to help provide research and instruction in 16 Universities. Dr. Mutimura completed his PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2007 and previously worked at the Regional Alliance for Sustainable Development. It’s among his top priorities to improve the quality of higher learning and train a new generation of Africans who can develop and apply science and technology to solve Africa’s most pressing challenges.

About S P Jain School of Global Management

S P Jain School of Global Management is an Australian global business school known for its disruptive innovation in business education. A pioneer in promoting the concept of global intelligence, the school has mastered the multi campus model with a slew of successful under graduate and masters programs. For its breakthrough Global MBA program, the school has been ranked in the Top 20 Forbes (2015-17) and has many more international accolades to its credit.
S P Jain has campuses in the vibrant cities of Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney and is renowned for running its global business programs across these cities. Its program portfolio includes the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Communication (BBC), Bachelor of Economics (BEC), Master of Global Business (MGB), Master of Business Administration (Global), Master of Business Administration (Executive) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

The school has turned traditional pedagogy on its head by using unconventional approaches such as flipped classrooms, business simulations, gamification, virtual reality and blended learning as part of its teaching philosophy. Over the years, the 5000-member strong S P Jain alumni community has grown to include individuals who serve as innovators in top companies, manage businesses for global firms and turn brilliant ideas into successful ventures. Their continued success in the workplace has proven that the efforts to reimagine business education and focus on aspects like global employability and mobility are gaining international recognition.

The Department of Education and Training in New South Wales, and TEQSA, Australia accredits all S P Jain’s program. The university is also licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai.

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