On this 10th June 2019, at Nyamata TVET School, started the workshop on the development of course structure and assessment guidelines for three (3) Competence- based curricula under PSG, plus one curriculum of Athletics, as phase two (2) where by the preliminary phase (occupational analysis and competency standards) conducted between May 29th – June 07th, 2019.
The GoR has made Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) a priority. The mandate of Rwanda Polytechnic (RP) includes providing a strategic response to the skills development challenges facing the country across all sectors of the economy. In this regard, MINEDUC put in place Rwanda Education Qualifications Framework (REQF) as a guiding tool that curriculum developers base on to develop the related training materials as to bridge the skills gap. The core principle is to promote the improvement of quality in training and subsequent production and widening access to TVET which respond to the labour market needs.
In the same context, the success of the forthcoming operation of the World Bank-financed SDP that closed at the end of May 2016 whereby the project was rated satisfactory at closing and given the achievements of the SDP and the leadership exercised in the region by the Rwandan government in the skills development agenda, World Bank has seen this as an opportunity to progress to the next level by developing a more comprehensive, innovative and results oriented approach to skills development in Rwanda.
Curricula developers in Animal Health L4 &5
The choice of financing instrument is the PforR, and this is now under the Priority Skills for Growth (PSG) program-for-Results. To this end RP is among the institutions that were selected to be supported in strengthening the skills development agenda. There is also a strong focus on achieving results in Rwanda and this operation will give greater emphasis on achieving key results under the Government’s program.
The project put the emphasize in three (3) sectors of interventions known as Energy, Agro-processing and Transport and logistics sectors.
Thirteen (13) curricula out of 24 to be developed under this Programme are developed, validated and accredited by the competent organ. Within the same context the remaining eleven (11) curricula are also expected to be developed in the same way and delivered by the end of August 2019. To this end three (3) competence based curricula in the Agro-processing sector are planned to be developed/reviewed as batch one (1), namely TVET Certificate IV in Animal Health, TVET Certificate V in Animal Health, TVET Certificate V in crop production and TVET Certificate IV in Athletics (this curriculum is not part of PGS Program-for-results)
The remaining eigth (8) curricula is expected to be developed as soon as possible to meet the deadline.
Amiable Rwamasirabo, Coordinator for Curriculum development at Rwanda Polytechnic says the workshop has two phases where by phase one brought together 46 participants and 45 for phase two. The participants are Industry practitioners and teachers from TVET Schools.
He furthermore says that they try to develop curricula that meets the labor market’s needs. Rwamasirabo urged participants to share experiences and develop what will help students to build the economy of the country.
Participants in Athletics Level 4
Participants in Crop Production in Crop Production L5
Participants are Industry practitioners and teachers from TVET Schools.