Today on December 29, 2021, Hanika Anglican Integrated polytechnic, University College owned and run by the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Shyogwe Diocese celebrates its first graduation ceremony.
Hanika Anglican Integrated polytechnic (HAIP) started in 1986 as a technical secondary school known as institut technique de Hanika offering Secondary Advanced certificate (A2) in motor vehicle Mechanics , Electricity and construction. Since 2021, institut technique de Hanika was merged with College Saint Emmanuel de Hanika to form Hanika Technical secondary school (HTSS) with two additional trades: Accountancy and computer science. In the year 2015, the Right Rev Dr. Jered KALIMBA, Bishop of EAR Shyogwe Diocese appointed a taskforce with a mission of upgrading HTSS to a polytechnic.
The first leadership of HAIP was composed by the Right Rev Dr. Jered KALIMBA as principal and Mr. Marcel SEBAHIRE as vice principal in charge of administration and other staff.
On 6th March, 2017 HANIKA AIP officially started as a polytechnic with accreditation to offer advanced diploma (A1) in Civil Engineering and information and communication Technology, three months later, Mechanical Engineering was added.
Today’s first graduation ceremony was marked by great joy and colourful celebrations as 17 students graduated from both Civil engineering and Mechanical engineering. The Revd Prosper KARASIRA, the principal of HAIP expressed special thanks to the Guest of Honor and other distinguished guests and he also appreciated the effort made by Graduands and urged them to keep success and competition as they go out for a labor marked.
The Right Rev Dr. Jered KALIMBA, the chancellor of HAIP, expressed his gratitude to everyone who contributed towards the remarkable achievements being celebrated today.
The Guest of Honor, Hon. Dr. Valentine UWAMALIYA, the Minister of Education represented by Mr. Erasme NTAZINDA, the Mayor of Nyanza District thanked the leadership of EAR Shyogwe Diocese for a great contribution offered to educate and train Rwandans.
By Mr. Marcel SEBAHIRE
Diocesan Director of Education in EAR Shyogwe Diocese