The call was made during the "Research and Publication" workshop organized by Kigali Institute of Education. The bottom line was the launch of Rwanda Journal of Education (RJE), a compilation of a range of research based articles that mainly cover the sector of education and other related aspects.
In his opening remarks, the Vice-Rector Academic, Prof. Wenceslas Nzabalirwa commended the Institute for the initiative as well as the editorial team who contributed for the journal to be a masterpiece. He went on to say that the inauguration of the journal reflects the inevitable KIE input towards the development of Education sector as one of the key hubs of the countryâs educational services.
"The Education sector and the country at large have been looking forward to this important contribution to education development," observed Nzabalirwa. He added that Rwanda Journal of Education, being a forum for discussion of new and original ideas in education, will seek to highlight some of the major crosscutting issues in education namely; gender, language in education, ICT, Curriculum matters, special educational needs and inclusion, to mention few.
Speaking at the workshop, Dr. Evariste Karangwa, who is the Journalâs Chief Editor emphasized on the production of original ideas which are not subject to any plagiarism. He added that the journal will be addressing to the wider community which in turn will be an opportunity for critical thinkers to come up with new ideas about education in Rwanda. On behalf of the Editorial Board, Karangwa also hailed the work done by people who in a way or another contributed for the realization of the journal.
"The Editorial Board owes special appreciation to the KIE academic staff as well as other contributors in the education profession and academia whose manuscripts have led to the initiation of RJE" noted Karangwa. He then urged scholars to contribute to Rwanda Journal of Education by bringing new concepts to the critical readers and reading all guidelines underpinning the research and publication available on KIE website.
In the course of the workshop, different articles covered in the Journal were discussed and challenges pertaining to research were elaborated. Rwanda Journal of Education is destined for international accreditation and standards. It envisions a combination of online and print formats with a much wider and international contributions, as a means of rendering its publications more interactive and beneficial to a wider range of critical readers and competitive contributors.