Rwanda Initiative

Paul KagameOklahoma Christian University has a strong and vital relationship with the Republic of Rwanda. His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, visited OC in 2006 to establish the Presidential Scholars Program with the university and to receive an honorary doctorate degree. Through this unique scholarship program, OC teaches the top students from the Republic of Rwanda, who are studying in important fields such as engineering and business. President Kagame returned to Oklahoma Christian to serve as commencement speaker for the class of 2010, which included the first group of Rwandan Presidential Scholar graduates. First Lady Jeanette Kagame received an honorary doctorate at that ceremony.

Janvier Faradja will graduate with his Master of Divinity degree from the Graduate School of Theology at Oklahoma Christian University in 2016. An international student from Rwanda, Janvier plans to return to minister in his home country after he earns his M.Div.

Pie Masomo graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2012 with a degree in computer engineering. He was part of OC's Rwandan Presidential Scholars program, which brings some of the best and brightest students in Rwanda to the United States for college. Pie is now a business professional back in Rwanda. Click here for info about OC's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.