Umutara Polytechnic

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Umutara Polytechnic (UP), founded in 2004, is located in the city of Nyagatare, capital of Nyagatare district in Eastern Province, Rwanda.[1]

UP started its first academic year on 2 May 2006 with 265 students and 16 staff. It was organized into faculties of Agriculture,[2] Commerce and Applied Economics, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Veterinary Science. On 28 August 2008, Umutara Polytechnic was declared as a public institution of higher learning by a cabinet meeting chaired by the President of the Republic of Rwanda.


  1. ^ About Umutara, Umutara Polytechnic.
  2. ^ Godfrey Ntagungira, ISAR to provide lecturers to Umutara polytechnic, The New York Times, 16 October 2006.

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