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Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Graduates Its First Class  

Posted by African Press International on July 30, 2014

African Press International (API)

  •  The ceremony awarded 22 students with master’s degrees in information technology (IT)

KIGALI, Rwanda, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda (http://www.cmu.edu)  is proud to announce that its first class in Africa graduated on 24 July, 2014. The ceremony, which took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, awarded 22 students with master’s degrees in information technology (IT).

The graduation underscores Carnegie Mellon University and the Government of Rwanda’s commitment to educating engineers and entrepreneurs who are striving to make an economic impact in East Africa. Many of the students have ambitions to be the next technical innovators and business leaders responsible for ushering the region’s economic and social growth into the future.

In 2007, the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, recommended establishing Centres of Excellence throughout Africa to cultivate the science and technological…

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