December 12, 2014

Teachers urged to be role models on hygiene

Posted on December 12, 2014 by in English, Imyitwarire

Javier Gasana, National Inspector of schools urged primary school teachers to be exemplary in personal hygiene so that instilling cleanliness in students becomes easy. “Cleanliness should start with teachers and all members of staff as well as parents, you should embrace personal and public hygiene so that children can be able to learn from you” […]

Nyabihu registers school drop-out decline

Posted on December 11, 2014 by in English, Imyitwarire

Teachers, parents, schools authorities, local leaders and all educationists in Nyabihu district work together to promote quality education

Nyabihu district officials say that the number of school drop-out has drastically reduced owing to the success rate of the nine year basic education programme. According to statistics there were 36 pregnancy cases in Nyabihu schools last year and six cases in 2012. Statistics also indicate that only four girls conceived this year. David Nkera, […]

Ruhuha: Parents called upon to prevent child labour

Posted on December 4, 2014 by in English, Imyitwarire

Ruhuha sector administration in Bugesera district called upon parents to allow children below 15 years to exercise their rights during holidays. This comes after most children below age 15 were cited in Nyaburiba rice fields during holidays scaring away birds from eating rice. Nyaburiba marshland is located between Ruhuha and Nyarugenge sectors of Bugesera district. […]

Muhanga: Margrit Fuchs Foundation to construct 12YBE School  

Posted on November 9, 2014 by in English, Ibikorwa

Families living in Shyogwe sector in Muhanga district will in the near future send their children to a modern 12YBE school. Margrit Fuchs Foundation with the support of Social Development Bureau announced plans to construct a 12 Year Basic Education school worth Rwf60m. The construction of the school comes as a result of Regula Gloor […]

Musanze: Parents urged to send children with special needs to school

Posted on November 7, 2014 by in English, Imyitwarire

Musanze: Parents urged to send children with special needs to school

  When parents are told that their child is deaf, most of them find themselves on a rollercoaster of experiences, emotions and decisions. These children need to access education like any other child. Just like other people with disabilities, children with hearing and speech impairment are denied chances to attend school like other normal children. […]

Cooperative help rural teachers reap profits from poultry

Posted on November 2, 2014 by in English, Umwarimu

For the 10 years he had worked as a secondary school teacher, Andre Musekera failed to make any meaningful savings from his monthly salary to enable him build a house for himself, take his children to good schools and also lead a comfortable life. Musekera, a resident of Kayonza district is a classroom teacher at […]

12YBE program increases Secondary school enrolment by 49%

Posted on October 30, 2014 by in English

12YBE program increases Secondary school enrolment by 49%

The numbers of students sitting for the secondary school leaving examination has increased by 49 percent, according to Olivier Gakwaya the state minister in charge of primary and secondary education in the ministry of education. Gakwaya says that the increase is attributed to the enrolment of students joining the Twelve year education program (12YBE) which […]

Rwanda hopes to have all children in school by 2015

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in English

Rwanda hopes to have all children in school by 2015

Rwanda Education Board (REB) says all children iRwandada will be able to join school by the year 2015. The board also says that the percentage of pupils attending primary school exams is now at 96.7%. This target will enable the country to meet its goal of education for all but also possess a question on […]

Rwanda turns to solar power to expand computer deployment in schools

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in English, ICT

With the support of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Literacy, the Rwandan government is turning to solar power to overcome a lack of electricity that has hampered an initiative to roll out computers in schools across the country. A teacher facilitating audio lessons Government schools across the country have received 1500 solar […]

Nyabihu: Parents applaud 12 year basic education

Posted on October 1, 2014 by in English, Other News

Parents in Mukamira sector of Nyabihu district say they wouldn’t able to send their children to school if the 12 Year Basic Education was not initiated in the country. Beatrice Ugirumurera, a mother of two says that she had no money to be able to pay school fees for her children. “If it was not […]