Today our Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics Rev. Dr. Viateur Habarurema chaired a handover session between Mr. Emmanuel Niyibizi (the outgoing Coordinator of Center for Didactics and Research in Education/CEDRE) and Dr. Ibraham Tangwe (the incoming Coordinator of this Center).
CEDRE was established in PIASS on 28 February 2018, with the mission of
“Contributing to educational quality improvement in Rwanda and Sub-Saharan
Africa through innovative research and didactic” and Mr. Emmanuel was the first
ever Coordinator of the Center. In this handover session, the outgoing
Coordinator submitted documents be made up of reports of implemented activities
of the center as well as plans of ongoing projects. Since its establishment,
CEDRE implemented activities of capacity building for PIASS lecturers and
professors. In partnership with the University of Bamberg-Germany, the Center
organized and implemented series of trainings on; Didactics of higher
education: for PIASS academic staff. PhD seminars for PhD students and those
who are final year of their Master’s studies.
Mr. Emmanuel, Dr. Tangwe and DVCA of PIASS after the Handover
So far, the Center has
two ongoing projects, and they should be implemented under the coordination of
Dr. Abraham. Those projects are; - A two year project which consists of
training of teachers from 20 primary schools of Presbyterian Church of Rwanda.
- Water Partnership Project: This is a project which CEDRE is implementing in
partnership with Oxford University (UK) and In Service Teachers Training
(Cameroon). It will train students and lecturers from Natural Resources and
Environmental Management Department, and Geography (Science and Humanities
Department). Dr. Abraham who is from now on coordinating the Center, is a
lecturer in the Faculty of Education, and his predecessor Mr. Emmanuel was
recently appointed by PIASS Council to be the Director of Research in PIASS.