MINEDUC Launched National school construction activities for FY 2019/ 2020 countrywide

On 10th August 2019, The ministry of education launched national construction activities of new 1,150classrooms and 1,084 latrines in all 30 districts of the country.

In Kamonyi District, the launch took place in EP Kiboga located in Rugalika sector, Nyarubuye cell and was attended by the Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic Dr. James Gashumba.

Addressing to the residents of Kamonyi District, the Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic gave a heart thanks to Rugarika sector, District officials, Security organs and different local leaders for their efforts in construction of the school to address the long distance and overcrowding in Nine and Twelve –Years Basic Education (9 & 12 YBE) schools.

‘’ The construction of these schools will help our children not do long distance to reach at the schools and decrease overcrowding mainly in Nine and Twelve –Years Basic Education schools.’’ Dr. Gashumba said

The Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic Dr.James Gashumba  joined residents of Kamonyi districts  in building new clasroomms

He asked parents to encourage students to attend school and fight against school dropout among their children. He further requested leaders and parents to raise the students spirit in joining TVET Schools as a quick approach to decrease unemployment among youth.

The Vice Mayor in charge of Economic, Tuyizere Thadee said the schools will help student to address the long distance and school dropout among students

In general, Kamonyi district will build 34 classrooms and 36 latrines in this fiscal year of 2019/202.

Since 2009, the Government of Rwanda through Ministry of Education started a program of access for all for 9 & 12YBE. To achieve this, construction of classrooms and latrines in large numbers started with the support from different stakeholders and community using home grown unconventional approach, where 13,494 classrooms and 28,272 latrines were constructed up to 2014/2015.

In 2018/2019, a new program was introduced to phase out double shift from Primary Six (P6) to Primary Four (P4) and the required number of classrooms to implement the program is 9,030 classrooms.  During the Fiscal Year 2018/2019, a total number of 630 classrooms for primary and 90 classrooms for pre- primary children were constructed.

From Government of Rwanda Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget, 1,150 new classrooms - without demolishing the old ones- and 1084 latrines will be constructed countrywide to address the issue of long distance and overcrowding in 9&12 YBE schools. From October 2019, other 2,704 new classrooms and 3648 latrines will be constructed under the World Bank Project for Quality Basic Education for Human Capital Development to address the issue of long distance and overcrowding in primary schools.