KIGALI INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY ULK INSPIRING SESSION WITH WEEKEND STUDENTS
Kigali 2nd December 2023- Excitement was palpable at Kigali Independent University ULK as the institution’s Founder and President, Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda, engaged with dedicated weekend students. Building on the momentum of insightful meetings with day and evening learners, this session was designed to inspire, discuss goals and aspirations, and foster a dynamic learning environment.
The commitment of ULK to its students was on full display as the university’s leadership extended the dialogue to weekend learners. Recognizing the diverse needs and schedules of the student body, the university aimed to create an inclusive space for all, ensuring that every student feels heard and valued.
Preceding the weekend session, the ULK President engaged in insightful meetings with day and evening students. These interactions allowed the university’s leadership to gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and aspirations of the diverse student population. It set the stage for a more personalized and impactful engagement with the weekend students.
Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda delivered the keynote speech, sharing valuable insights on goal-setting, aspirations, and the pursuit of knowledge. The session aimed not only to motivate but also to provide practical guidance for students navigating their academic journeys.
The emphasis on cultivating a dynamic learning environment is a cornerstone of ULK’s educational philosophy. The president of ULK reiterated the university’s commitment to providing support, and a nurturing atmosphere that encourages intellectual curiosity and academic excellence as the goal is to empower students to thrive academically and personally.
The resonance of the inspiring session at ULK with weekend students was evident in the heartfelt expressions shared by participants. One student encapsulated the sentiment, stating, “As a weekend student at ULK, I felt truly valued and heard during this session with Prof. Dr. Rwigamba Balinda. The university’s commitment to creating an inclusive space for all students, regardless of their schedules, is evident and motivating.”
In a similar vein, another student reflected on the impact of ULK President keynote speech, remarking, “Prof. Dr. Rwigamba’s keynote speech not only motivated us but also provided practical guidance for navigating our academic journeys. The emphasis on fostering a dynamic learning environment at ULK is empowering, and I believe it will contribute to our academic and personal growth.” These reflections underscore the significance of the university’s commitment to personalized engagement and the creation of a supportive learning space for all students.
The students across all sections–day, evening, weekend– have underscored the unity in diversity that defines ULK. Despite diverse schedules and commitments, every student plays a vital role in weaving the vibrant fabric of our university community. The ULK President’s inclusive approach nurtures a strong sense of belonging and a shared purpose, fostering unity among our students.
The special meeting with weekend students shows how dedicated ULK is to creating an inclusive and supportive learning space. The university continues to focus on engaging with students personally and offering mentorship. This sets the stage for a future where ULK graduates not only do well academically but also have the skills and inspiration to make a positive impact in their chosen fields