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Public and Private Higher Learning Institutions Report


The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) has in its core mandate the responsibility of providing informed policy recommendations to the Government on issues pertaining to science, technology and innovation. NCST focuses on advising on human capacity building strategies in order to ensure that Rwanda is equipped with a critical mass of highly qualified skills which are efficiently used to support the achievement of a competitive and sustainable socio-economic development.

One of the key tasks expected to be performed by NCST is to strengthen the linkages between the supply and demand of skills in the areas of Science and Technology. It is in that perspective that the National Commission of Science and Technology conducted a series of field visits in five selected Higher Learning Institutions offering Science and Technology programs. The report issues following the field visits in the five selected higher learning institutions (HLIs) identifies cross-cutting issues pertaining to how HLIs are providing education in science and technology, the challenges they face in terms of quality of education, as well as integration of R&D as a core component of their activities.

The report, in addition to mapping both core and specific issues identified in the HLIs, proposes at set of recommendations as well as strategic interventions regarding cross-cutting issues such community outreach and academia-industry partnership, students’ internship, career development of staff.

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Our core mission is to provide strategic advices and recommendations to the Government on all matters relating to policies, legislation and regulation in the fields of science, technology, research and innovation and monitor the implementation of such policies and legislation. It also mandated to mobilise the National Research and Innovation Fund to facilitate Researchers and Innovators

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National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
13th Floor, Grand Pension Plaza
KN 2 Avenue, Nyarugenge - Kigali - Rwanda
P.O. Box 2285 Kigali