September 1, 2015

US Boosts Feeding Program in Rwanda Schools

Posted on August 11, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

From right, US Department of Agriculture Deputy Minister Krysta Harden, Gerardine Mukeshimana, Rwanda agric minister, Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, the US ambassador to Rwanda, Valerie N. Gualernieri, WFP Regional Director for East and Central Africa

The United States of America, department of agriculture on Monday committed $ 25 million for a schools feeding program in Rwanda. “Rwanda’s education program is performing well and needs to be accompanied,” says Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, the US ambassador to Rwanda. Between 2016 and 2021, over 83,000 children from 104 schools of Twelve Year Basic […]

Mineduc sets end of term guidelines

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

Mineduc sets end of term guidelines

As the close of second term closes in, the ministry of education has set guidelines on how boarding students will go back to their homes. According to the statement from the ministry students from districts of Nyanza, Huye, Kamonyi and Muhanga in Northern Province, Rusizi and Nyamasheke, Nyarugenge in western province and Gasabo in Kigali […]

Rwanda’s Educational Success Story lectures World

Posted on July 7, 2015 by in English

Rwanda has announced it will spend up to 20% of its total budget on education with the aim of expanding access to education. The size of the country’s annual budget is about $2.47 billion; thus education will consume approximately $494 million. “20% of our budget goes to education, providing 12 years of free education for […]

International aid to education remains insufficient- report

Posted on July 7, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

A new study indicates that international aid flowing to education sector in different countries is still insufficient, which is likely to hold back the performance of the sector needed to boost economic growth. The study released by United Nations scientific and Culture organizations-UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Education for All Global Monitoring Report […]

Primary school dropouts increase as ministry ponders over next move

Posted on June 25, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

Primary school dropouts increase as ministry ponders over next move

There has been an increase in dropout rates in primary school, the Ministry of education has pointed out. According to statistics from the ministry, high dropout rates are recorded in primary five with 28.3 percent while primary two dropout rate stands at 13.8 percent while the lowest dropout rate is observed in Primary one at […]

Parents in Nyagatare district warned of child labour

Posted on June 12, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

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Authorities in Nyagatare District are calling on residents to avoid employing children in hard labour. The warning follows recent reports which shows that underage children in the district were still employed in mining sites as well as in homes.   At a workshop organised to sensitise the population about children’s rights and the dangers of […]

Nyaruguru: Girls room reducing female school dropout

Posted on June 12, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Girls room reducing female school dropout

Some of the female secondary schools in Nyaruguru district said that girl’s room programme reduced the number of girls that dropped out of school. Many girls nationwide miss school when they are in their menstruation period simply because they cannot afford the cheapest sanitary pad costs. Under this programme, every school has a special room […]

School Strict measures, stop students’ phones

Posted on June 11, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Mobile phones proved to be the most efficient mode of communication in today’s world of an improved technology  but may   be proving to be another challenge in schools as they drive   away students’ student’s concentration. “Students end up paying much attention on mobile phones and forget to   pay attention on what   they are teaching,” said […]

Gisagara: Schools speak out on school feeding programme

Posted on May 28, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

Gisagara: Schools speak out on school feeding programme

Head teachers of 9 and 12 basic education in Gisagara district request education sector to help them with necessary equipments for easy implementation of school feeding programme. This comes after school feeding programme was initiated when most schools in Gisagara district are not equipped with kitchens, dining halls and cooking utensils. School feeding programme started […]

Rwanda Education Board launches Andika 2015 national competition

Posted on May 28, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

Rwanda Education Board launches Andika 2015 national competition

  The Ministry of Education through the Rwanda Education Board (REB) has launched the Andika (write) 2015 national competition, the second of its  kind in  the  country. According to the ministry, says the competition   national competition for writing stories and poems for children andis aimed at increasing   reading content for children while it also encourages […]