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Bernard Nkuyubwatsi

Bernard Nkuyubwatsi is a PhD research student at the Institute of Learning Innovation, University of Leicester since October 2012. Bernard’s research focuses on open educational resources and practices in widening participation in Rwandan higher education. Prior to joining the Institute of Learning Innovation, Bernard worked for Kigali Health Institute (KHI) for six years. He started this job as a tutorial assistant in 2007 and became assistant lecturer in 2011. He was also a member of the institution’s Admission Board. Besides his work at KHI, Bernard was actively involved in the OER movement since 2010. In 2011, he started his volunteer work at Rwanda Education Board. He contributed to the draft of the concept paper for the School of Open and Distance Learning, a planning project that was eventually undertaken under the Ministry of Education’s support. In 2012, he became a member of the Task Force and Working Group on the School of Open and Distance Learning.


•MA in Online and Distance Education, The Open University, UK (2011).
•MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Eastern Michigan University, USA (2011).


• Fulbright Scholar Award (2009)
• Commonwealth Scholar Award (2012)


Email: bn30@le.ac.uk
Skype: nkuyubwatsi1