April 28, 2015

Rwanda meets 99% target for universal primary enrolment

Posted on April 9, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

  Despite its tragic history that saw the country sunk into the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, the country has grown tremendously for the last twenty years to achieve the global-Universal Primary enrollment by 99 percent. This comes after   a report, “Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges “by 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) produced […]

Gatsibo launches campaign against teenage pregnancies

Posted on April 3, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Gatsibo launches campaign against teenage pregnancies

Gatsibo district has partnered with local charities to end child marriages. This follows reports of an increase in the rate of school dropout among girls.   Jean Bosco Uwizeyimana, the director of health Gatsibo district said that the campaign is based on a youth development model that emphasizes protective factors such as trustworthy adults in […]

Gatsibo making room for girls

Posted on March 28, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

College ADEGI Gituza is among the schools of Gatsibo district that implemented Girls room programme

One of the major physiological changes in adolescence girls is menstruation. Most of the time, menstruation is a reason for dropping out, lagging behind with schoolwork and performing poorly in classes. This comes after secondary school female students hailed the Gatsibo district policy to create ‘the girls’ room programme’ played a big role in improving […]

Gatsibo: Schools urged to promote sports

Posted on March 27, 2015 by in English, Imikino

Some of the trophies won by different schools in different games such as football among others

Frederique Rutebuka, the in-charge of education in Gatsibo district has urged schools to incorporate sports into their curricula rather than emphasizing academics only. “There are funds meantto woo children into developing an interest in the field of sports, there should not be any a reason why some schools do not implement such a program,” said […]

Gakenke in a campaign to curb dropout rate

Posted on March 19, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Gakenke in a campaign to curb dropout rate

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, Gakenke has launched an innovative campaign for reducing district’s alarming student dropout rates. Zephyrin Ntakirutimana, the Vice Mayor for Social affairs said the aim of this campaign is to ensure that kids are headed in the right direction and not falling into the trap of […]

Shyogwe: Modern Classrooms for Mbare Primary School

Posted on March 12, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

Shyogwe: Modern Classrooms for Mbare Primary School

Students and teaching staff are already making the most of four new, modern classrooms at Mbare Primary School in Muhanga district. “We are grateful to the Ministry of Defence and the Catholic Church for giving us  modern classrooms,” says one of the pupils who represented the others. “The new classrooms provide students and teaching staff […]

Kirehe: Increased number of classrooms promoting quality education

Posted on February 26, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

Kirehe: Increased number of classrooms promoting quality education

Gerard Muzungu, mayor of Kirehe district said that increasing the number of classrooms in 9 and 12YBE is meant to improve the quality of education. This was revealed on February, 23, during the event to open 19 new classrooms and 12 latrines in different 9 and 12year Basic Education schools in Kirehe district. “The new […]

Muhanga: Facing the school dropout dilemma

Posted on February 20, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Some students in 9 and 12 Year basic Education (YBE) in Muhanga district revealed that the amount of money required in such schools is the reason behind their school dropout. The fees include teachers allowance, money for building and school feeding programme which leave many students from vulnerable homes to drop out of school. This […]

Catholic Relief Services defends child sex-education program

Posted on February 11, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Catholic Relief Services defends child sex-education program

 Catholic international service group says accusations that it acted improperly in a children’s sex education program in Rwanda are without merit and based on misunderstandings and false claims. Catholic Relief Services acknowledged in a statement that its staff had “conducted research” with other groups in a sex education program called My Changing Body. However, Catholic […]

Ngororero: education officials cautioned to intensify supervision in schools

Posted on February 11, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

Ngororero: education officials cautioned to intensify supervision in schools

Gideon Ruboneza, the Ngororero district mayor has urged district education officers to strengthen their supervisory roles in schools to enhance teaching and learning. He said the key to educational success lay in their hands, noting that the first line in the supervision of teaching and learning was in their hands of head teachers. Ruboneza said […]