Demand for Online Higher Education in Rwanda
To find information on the demand for online higher education in Rwanda.
Rwanda Education Statistics
- Rwanda's education curriculum operates on the 6-3-3-4 system i.e. 6 years for primary school, 3 years for ordinary level (junior secondary school), 3 years for advanced level (senior secondary school) and 4 years for university bachelor’s degree.
- In 2019, a total of 171,123 students sat the 2019 national examinations in Rwanda for Ordinary and Advanced levels of secondary schools.
- According to the Visit Rwanda Guide website, each year, around 44,000 students are enrolled in higher education for undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and diploma programs.
University of Global Health Equity
- The University of Global Health Equity was formed in 2014 thanks to the visionary leadership of the Cummings Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The two foundations sponsored a 10-year framework that accelerated the University of Global Health Equity, and then later funded the first phase of implementation.
- The university was created to advance "global health delivery by training a new generation of global health leaders who are equipped in not just building, but sustaining effective and equitable health systems."
- The educational programs offered by the university are Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Executive Education, and Master of Science in Global Health Delivery.
- The university also has plans to add future offerings in both undergraduate and graduate programs in medicine, nursing, and oral health.
- The partners of the University of Global Health Equity includes the Cummings Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CRI Foundation, MDF Instruments, and the Government of Rwanda.
- The university also offers members of the general public a means of donating to the institution.
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Preliminary research pointed to the availability of information that can be useful to research. Consequently, we recommend research to find insights on the demand for higher education in Rwanda. Here, we will provide the following information: whether there is a lack of university seats and the number of high school graduates that qualify for university versus the number of available seats in both the private and public universities.
We also recommend research to find information on what the situation of IT is in Rwandan universities i.e. whether the universities offer an online higher education option.
We recommend research to find information on what the University of Southern New Hampshire is doing in Rwanda in its partnership with Kepler and the entities that are funding them. We also recommend presenting/adding to the findings of the University of Global Health Equity that have been highlighted above for clarity and continuity.