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Technical Schools Lead Education Sector in Budget Implementation

by Oswald Niyonzima
7:45 pm

Mineduc said they put much emphasis in technical schools this year

At a time when institutions are lagging behind in budget implementation, Technical and Vocational Education Schools have presented a promising progress at parliament on Monday.

Education officials appeared before Rwanda parliament – National Budget and Patrimony Committee to present their progress of implementation of 2017/2018 budget and budget allocation for the next financial year.

Eugene Mutimura, the Minister of education said that his ministry has put special attention into technical education.

He said that a huge part of the revised Rwf98 billion education budget was spent in building new infrastructure in this education sub sector.

For example, he said, 3 TEVT schools that President Paul Kagame had pledged his government would build by this financial year are nearing completion.

Those include construction of Rutongo Mining School now at 99%, Nyabihu TEVT School at 95% and Muhanga TVET with 55%.

Other projects that made remarkable progress include the construction of the Hospitality and Management Institute with 75%.

Mineduc’s Eugene Mutimura(Right) and his 2 State Ministers take note of the MPs recommendations, May 14

According to Mutimura, the next priority in the education’s Rwf122 billion is “to Train Teachers in English Language as Medium of Instruction-Continuous Proficiency Development (CDP).”

Among other key areas in the next budget also, is availing enough teaching materials, made in Rwanda.

The Ministry allocated Rwf5.4 billion to in-house text books development, printing and distribution.

This will allow the ministry to provide a book to students on a ratio of 1:10.

Among other recommandations, the parliament tasked the ministry of education to “keep improving the inclusive education from Basic Education, career guidance and investing in medical sciences at University of Rwanda.”