RHIH 4TH GRADUATION CEREMONY
On Saturday, 25th September2021, Ruli Higher Institute of Health (RHIH) has celebrated and congregated a ceremony of 4th cohort graduation where 72 students were qualified for the award of the advanced Diploma in General Nursing. The graduation and issuing the academic award are among the key for entering in labor market competition.
The day was a special and started by mass celebrated at Ruli Parish Saint Dominique from 8h-10h: 00 AM. Many guests from different institution both public and private were hosted at our institution.
It was a great pleasure to have His Eminence Antoine Cardinal KAMBANDA who is the Chancellor of RHIH Saint Rose de Lima and Archbishop of Kigali; The representative of the Government of Rwanda (GoR), Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) and representative of Local authorities headed by Jean Marie Vianney NIZEYIMANA, Executive Secretary of Ruli Sector. It was also privileged and delighted to have other dignitaries while celebrating with all RHIH staff as well as institution’s neighbors’ representative.
The hardly efforts ever managed from different partners such as selected student’s parents, generous developing partners were present.
Under moderation Mr. Marcelin (MC), the entertainment of ceremony started with academic procession headed by Mr. Sylvestre NTIRENGANYA (Deputy Vice Chancellor of academic affairs and research) and selected representative of students, Graduands, Academic Staff and Council members.
TWIZEYUMUREMYI Donatien (Fr.),The Chairperson of RHIH Council , welcomed all participants and provide the key remarks on overview of RHIH and ended by the activity of constitutes of 4th graduation congregation by saying “ By Virtue of the authority vested in me, I constitute this assembly into a congregation of RHIH Saint Rose de Lima” Thank you”.
In the same line, Dr. DUSHIMIYIMANA Innocent (Fr.), The Vice Chancellor, Provided the welcome speech where he started by thanking all graduands ; Lecturers who gave students holistic and integral learning ,by taking into consideration the theoretical and practical fusion in Nursing Sciences. He continued by reminding the vision of RHIH WHICH is to train competent and professional nurses and midwives become a reality.
Photo showing Dr. DUSHIMIYIMANA Innocent (Fr.), The Vice Chancellor, while providing welcome and key words on RHIH Perspective
Furthermore, the success of our students on licensing examination at the rate of 99% in 2019, 100% in 2020, and 100% in 2021 is irrefutable proof of the quality of learning provided to our students in RHIH. RHIH target, above all, is not only the accumulation of knowledge about health like the diagnosis, of diseases and know how to prevent and cure them. Our fundamental goal is to look after and take care of the patient ; As Pope Francis call us d through the message delivered for the 29th World day of the sick that took place on 11/02/2021,“ to devote special attention to the sick and to those who provide them with assistance and care both in healthcare institutions, within families and communities”. He promised all students by considering their efforts in studying and establishment of the necessary for the quality of education in nursing sciences, RHIH will not stop requesting the state and enabling authorities to grant the institute the second university level of Bachelor’s degree in General Nursing Sciences and Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery. He expressed that all RHIH efforts are directed toward to Bachelor’s degree Accreditation , so that it continues to provide the qualitative learning and training in Nursing and Midwifery Science, a training which will be crowned by a degree capable of allowing students to face against the challenges experienced by health sector in Rwanda, Africa and beyond with with spirit of critical thinking, ability to carry out operational research as well as evidence based health interventions with advanced skills.
Above photo is showing RHIH graduands in 4th graduation ceremony while committing the excellence work and professionalism though Oath
Conferment of Advanced Diploma in General Nursing to Graduands by RHIH Chancellor by saying that “ By virtue of the authority vested in me, and knowing that you have satisfied the Senate requirements in all subjects for which you were enrolled, trained, and examined, I award you respectively, the advanced Diploma in General Nursing” and at the same time he awarded the best performers among Graduands named Miss. SIBOYO Concorde and Mr. CYUBAHIRO Azarias.
Photo showing His Eminence Antoine Cardinal KAMBANDA who is the Chancellor of RHIH Saint Rose de Lima and Archbishop of Kigali during the process of awarding the best performers among Graduands named Miss. SIBOYO Concorde and Mr. CYUBAHIRO Azarias
Mr. Cyubahiro Azarias, as a graduand’s representative, announced his deep joy on behalf of all graduands where he thanks the role of Government of Rwanda for being students, role of parents in supporting the education of his classmate. He appreciated RHIH as a highest school that provided the needed knowledge and skills for helping the patients and ensuring wellbeing of Rwandan society. He continued by requesting RHIH authorities and their partners to upgrade the qualification being issues from Advanced Diploma to Bachelor and all students showed an interest to come back for continuing the further studies in RHIH.
Additionally, Chancellor Speeches supported the ideas expressed by representative of graduants regarding on quality of education at RHIH. He mentioned on lesson learnt from current pandemic where COVID 19 showed to everyone what a life is because the health personal were overloaded due to many cases worldwide but God helped a lot for serving life. Everything goes well once the life is stable without disturbance.
Photo showing His Eminence Antoine Cardinal KAMBANDA, Chancellor of RHIH Saint Rose de Lima and Archbishop of Kigali while delivering the speech dedicated to the ceremony
He tell the graduands that they in front of serving life and they were in special courses preparing for that. He reminded that all job were stopped during pandemic except healthcare providers who worked 24/24hours and 7/7Days for serving life in their ability and he thanks them for their sacrifice and talent of help. He appreciated hard work done by administrative and academic staff for their great Job for getting a good pass rate. He continued by saying the doctrine of Catholic health related institutions including RHIH toward serving population and protecting their life. He emphasized on Role of Customer care in curing the patients.
He announced that RHIH is end phase of getting accreditation Bachelor of Sciences with Honor in General nursing and Bachelor of Sciences with Honor in Midwifery with our collaboration with Ministry of Education through HEC and these new program will be quickly granted and could meet the expectations of our students and community at large. His Eminence Antoine Cardinal KAMBANDA, ended his speech by calling the Guest of Honor for delivering the speech.
The guest of honor was Mrs. Catherine Uwimana, Vice Mayor of Social Affairs in Gakenke District, appreciated a good partnership of Rwanda Catholic in education sector and development of healthcare system in Gakenke District and Countrywide. She appreciated the excellence contribution of RHIH on well-being of Ruli Sector community in particularly. RHIH contribute in educating the population on diseases prevention for good hygiene and sanitation and other different diseases including fight against malnutrition.
Photo is showing Mrs. Catherine UWIMANA, the guest of honor, Vice Mayor of Social Affairs in Gakenke District during ceremony while providing her message from Government of Rwanda
She appreciated the good collaboration and partnership between RHIH and Ministry of Education for re-opening the institute among first track during COVID-19 pandemic and they fullfilled all requirements for fight against Pandemic and in the same line , she hoped that Ministry of Education will accredited Bachelor Program soonest possible for upgrading current Diploma . She requested the Institute to extend their opportunities in EAC and beyond for their students who are competitive at all level, since Government has created a room for more opportunities. She requested the graduants to keep building the Rwanda nation in order ensure the citizens’ life through knowledge and skills gained at school. She requested them to be the solutions of their daily life, parents and Rwandan in generally. She appreciated a good behavior of students in fight against current pandemic in community of Ruli Sector and beyond. She concluded her remarks by requesting parents, teachers and students by encouraging the graduants for further studies. Journey is starting in academia. She mentioned a good behavior of a good nurse who has a good vision characterized by professionalism by taking care of patients by respecting norms and Values of Rwanda.
The Chairperson of RHIH Council dissolved the congregation and reception was started in specific places.
Photo showing His Eminence Antoine Cardinal KAMBANDA, Chancellor of RHIH Saint Rose de Lima and Archbishop of Kigali while blessing all participants of 4th graduation ceremony through praying.