Burera: Parents urged to embrace 12YBE program
The district authorities say that some parents never allow their children to go to 12 year basic education schools thinking they do not offer quality education.
Some parents go to an extent of getting loans or asking help from everywhere just to pay for their children’s education in private schools when there are government schools.
This results into some students dropping out of school when parents fail to raise such money.
Joseph Zaraduhaye, vice mayor for economic affairs in Burera district told Burera residents that 12 year basic education schools were built so that children get quality education from them.
“No child should drop out of school, sit home due to lack of school fees,” he laments.
Children in 12YBE schools perform better in National Examinations (common core) just like other students in internship. He gives an example of 12YBE students who got the best grades in National Examinations 2012.
Currently, 8126 students study from 12 Year Basic Education Schools in 17 sectors that make Burera district.
However, some sectors have two or three schools. Besides these schools have been equipped with necessities for instance there are 91 classrooms, 17 staff quarters and 164 toilets in the whole district.