On 20th June 2020, Ministry of Education launched the construction of 22,505 classrooms and 31,932 latrines countrywide.
In Rulindo district, the launch of the construction of classrooms and latrines took place at GS Buyoga located in Buyoga Sector, Rulindo district and was attended by Eng. Rita Mutabazi the Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Trainings , Institutional Development and Research ( DVC-TIDR) at Rwanda Polytechnic , Ag. North province governor , mayor of Rulindo district ,polices and citizens. 448 classrooms and 642 latrines are expected to be constructed in this district.
In her speech, Eng. Rita Mutabazi, the representative of the Ministry of Education and Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Trainings, Institutional Development and Research at Rwanda Polytechnic, said that this unconventional School Construction aims at reducing overcrowding at primary and secondary and long distance traveled by learners going to and from school.
She recalled Rulindo citizens that there is a need for active involvement of every Rwandan for effective implementation of school construction activities using unconventional approach.
“For effective implementation of school construction activities using unconventional approach, there is a need for active involvement of every Rwandan. It is required for every Rwandan to participate in the unconventional school construction by contributing in terms of cash , materials and also in community works." Eng. Mutabzi said
Eng. Rita Mutabazi, the representative of the Ministry of Education and also DVC-TIDR at Rwanda Polytechnic participated in the activities which took place at GS Buyoga.
She required citizens to continue avoiding the spread of Covid-19 by wearing masks at construction site, maintenance of a safe social distance and washing their hands.
The analysis done by the Ministry of Education in 2019 revealed that there is a big gap of 22.505 classrooms and 31,932 latrines to reduce overcrowding and long distance in both primary and secondary schools.
During the fiscal year 2020/2021, it is also planned to upgrade 81 General Education schools (9YBE & 12 YBE) to accommodate TVET Students.
Currently construction works status for 2,704 classrooms and 3,648 latrines on the first phase of Rwanda Quality Basic Education of Human Capital Development project financed by World Bank is on 55.49% on single story classrooms and 19.95% of G+1 classes as 27.61% of latrines.