Mount Kenya University Rwanda (MKUR) Hospitality and Tourism Management training department got a boost on 19th January, 2018 when they received books worth 30,000 Us dollars from the Chairman, Board of Directors, of the University Council, Prof. Simon Gicharu.
The books were presented to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. John Nyirigira by Dr. Vincent Gaitho , the Vice Chairman of the Council, on behalf of the Chairman. The presentation took place at the University’s Peter Claver Nyombayire Library and was attended by among others the Director of the Institute of Security Studies, Justice and Ethics, Joyce Muchemi, the University Librarian, Aline Hoza, and the head of Hospitality and Tourism training, Benson Abuto .
Speaking to the press during the function, Gaitho noted that the University is moving in the right direction to achieve its goals of becoming a Centre of Excellence in niche areas relevant for the growth of Rwanda. ‘Our commitment to investment is to achieve Excellence in teaching, learning and Research and developing leaders in many disciplines, who make a difference in society locally and globally. We have also realized that the Hospitality and Tourism sector has a great potential for the development of this country, and we are now focusing on playing part in growing the industry by setting up a Centre of Excellence to produce qualified staff that are hands on and job creators”, he said.
Gaitho applauded the Member of Parliament, Honorable Mukandutiye Speciose’s acceptance to vacate her land in the interest of the University to develop Education in the country. Since then the University has set up a modern Hospitality Centre and acquired Equipment to enhance learning in the field. He thanked the government for giving the University an enabling environment to operate and reiterated its commitment to offer quality training and forging more training partnerships with government agencies as witnessed with the Rwanda National Police during his visit.