Dr. Alex Ruberwa, is the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance of the recently created Rwanda Polytechnic (RP), a higher learning institution dedicated to training a highly skilled dynamic workforce in technical and vocational programs. RP has eight Integrated Polytechnic Regional Colleges (IPRCs) spread out in all provinces of the country.
Dr. Alex Ruberwa champions the administration that puts a premium on professional development, with an emphasis on industry-based training, developing entrepreneurship for impact and competence-based assessment. He wants to facilitate a teaching/learning environment where young people feel free to trial their ideas and to innovate, where trying and failing and trying again, are celebrated, where ICT opens many opportunities to a new world of possibilities.
Dr Ruberwa spent seven years as a lecturer at the University of Rwanda’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) and six years as the Monitoring and Evaluation Expert in Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission. He served for five years as the chairman of Musanze District Council and he currently serves on several advisory committees and Boards of Directors in the country.
He trained as a social scientist graduating in 2001 from Makerere University, Uganda. He obtained an MBA from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands and holds a PhD in Business Administration from Mangalore University in the Karnataka of India. He contributed to the existing pool of knowledge by publishing several article papers in reputable international journals. He has a number of postgraduate diplomas and certificates. His interests being in the innovation and entrepreneurship development, marketing and teaching especially adapting ICT in the teaching, learning and assessment.