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The following questions and answers are designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of our educational programmes.


Q: Where is IPRC WEST located?


A: IPRC WEST is located in Kiniha cell ,Bwishyura Sector, Karongi  District, Western Province,near Kiniha Cell and police station on the road towards Gisovu.


Q: Is IPRC WEST a Private or Public Institution?

A: IPRC WEST is a governmental Higher learning institution. It was established by the Government of Rwanda on 14th November 2012 to provide technical and Vocational education skills to Rwandans enabling them to be competent at the Labour market as solving technical related problems in the community.

Q: What skills do students acquire at IPRC WEST that they may not get from other  institutions?

A: Students at IPRC are taught how to think and learn more effectively; they develop self-reliance, self-discipline and self-motivation; there is constant practice of presentation and public speaking skills through our project- and problem-based learning environment; students learn to work in team as well as individually to  gain effective, practical use of concepts and technology.  All of these enable them to compete at the Labour Market.

Q: What kind of trainings does IPRC West provide to learners?

A: IPRC West trains students in the three following  programs:

-Advanced Diploma(A1)(Three years of University training in Mechanical Engineering(Automotive Technology and Production and Manufacturing Technology),Electrical Technology, Information Technology and Hospitality Management

-Technical Secondary School(A2)(three years after ornidary level) in Electricity,Automotive and  General Mechanics as well as Construction ;and

-Vocational Training Program(Short course training ) in Welding,Domestic Electricity,Domestic Plumbing, Masonry,Carpentry,Culinary Art,Food and Beverage Operations,Front Office Services,and Housekeeping.

Q: What is the language of teaching and study at IPRC WEST?

A: English is the medium of instruction and communication between students and trainers and is used for Academic services.

Q: Is attendance mandatory?

A: Yes attendance is required for classes.  Attendance is important as classroom activities are designed to develop effective employability skills that are required by employers.  Students are expected to arrive on-time and participate in all scheduled classes.  Trainers record attendance in classes for all programmes.

Q:Does IPRC West provide accommodations for students?

A: Yes;IPRC West accommodates both males and females in Technical Secondary school(A2/TSS) and some of VTC students.We have limited for VTC and do not have any for Advanced Diploma .

Q:Who can study at IPRC West?

A: Education at IPRC West is open to every one willing to acquire Hands -on skills, it depends on MINEDUC,REB and WDA regulations for those in TSSS and Advanced Diploma and VTC is open to every one youth and Adult.

Q: What are the contact details?


IPRC WEST, P.O.Box 85 Karongi-Rwanda

Karong District, Western Province

Kibuye - Gisovu Road
Working Hours: 7: 00 am to 5 pm,
 From Monday to Friday





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Last Updated (Tuesday, 09 August 2016 08:55)



#1 QuestionRusagara 2013-09-25 11:36
We thank you for this new program implemented in all IPRCs of our Nation, how do you think about for Instructors of both TSS an VTCs to increase their knowledge?
Thank you very much

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