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Vice Chancellor's Welcome Message!

Dear Friends, Students, Lecturers and Researchers worldwide, Welcome to the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences website. PIASS is a private, independent and accredited Higher Learning Institution owned by Protestants Churches in Rwanda that intends to promote a conducive environment for studying social sciences. Through a user friendly style, our website offers practical information you want to know about our Strategic Orientations and our three Faculties: Education,

Development Studies and Theology. You may also learn about recent events and have a glance at our two campuses, in Huye and Karongi districts and even register on-line. We do hope the website will mirror the dynamics and growth of our academic institution, in terms of research, new domains, innovation and academic partnerships without forgetting services to the community through events, consultancies and short courses. I feel proud of this vibrant institution, its enthusiasm and its commitment to quality solutions and ethical standards. Please feel free to make any suggestions and comments that will help us to keep abreast of African developments of all people.
Prof Elisée Musemakweli Vice Chancellor

Friday, March 25, 2022, PIASS in collaboration with Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg officially launched a new series on “New Perspectives on Quality Education in Sub-Saharan Africa”. This series include 19 books that address various topics related to educational quality. Some of the topics comprise of to school leadership, teacher training, constructive feedback, classroom management, high cognitive activation by complex tasks, and good learning climate.

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What is more, these books address educational related challenges from different African countries including Rwanda, DRC, Cameroon, and Madagascar. The authors of the books are all graduates of the International Master Programme in Educational Quality (IMPEQ), a programme by University of Bamberg in Cooperation with PIASS and two other universities from Africa namely Université Evangélique du Caméroun and Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL-Goma) in Democratic Republic of Congo. During this ceremony, invited scholars saluted the step forward made by PIASS and University of Bamberg, especially regarding the huge contribution to science and from especially from the under-researched areas. They pointed out that the content of these books is important in various aspects of education that are linked to policy, practice, as well as hints for further research. During the event, PIASS was asked to find possibilities of making the books accessible to a wider readership. Bread for the World, a German Protestant church development organization that sponsored the project was highly recognized for fruitful collaboration and financial contribution

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