Prof Alexandre Lyambabaje has been a Vice-Chancellor of the University of Rwanda and has resigned for retirement after fourteen months in that position.
His retirement has been officially announced on the evening of May 6, 2022, by the University of Rwanda Board chair, Mr. Paul Davenport, and emphasized by the University of Rwanda Communication officer, Mr. Ignatius Kabagambe.
“The statement is true, Prof Alexandre Lyambabaje has resigned to his duties. Someone should officially leave his duties for personal reasons. The reason why it is called resignation is that retirement starts officially when someone reaches the age [of 65years]. He asked to be retired early for personal reasons”. He said
Lyambabaje was appointed as the University of Rwanda Vice-Chancellor effectively in February last year by a Cabinet meeting.
He prefers volleyball and has been it’s a professional player in past years. He had been appointed with promised intentions to develop and enhance sports at the University of Rwanda. Sports at the University of Rwanda, all campuses have improved on the level that is good compared to earlier his absence.
Now, the University of Rwanda in every discipline, they have somehow improved due to the Vice Chancellor’s concerns. He achieved many goals in University as VC, but let us get a look at sports. He used to attend some matches on the field where he has recently accompanied people with disability including the visually impaired one’s games took place at the Huye campus on March 13, 2022.
Furthermore, according to the same statement, Prof. Nosa Egiebor was appointed as an acting Vice-chancellor until the next appointment. Lyambabaje was born in 1960.
In 1999, he was appointed as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education. From 2000 up to 2003, he was appointed as Minister of Commerce, Tourism Industry, Investments Promotion and Cooperatives.
From April 2014 to 2015, he served as a senior researcher at the same institution, the University of Rwanda in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has retired while he has one year and two months in that position, Vice-chancellor at the University of Rwanda.