The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) will today launch the 4th quarterly national campaign inspection performance of schools in the country.
According to ministry of education, the week-long campaign that aims at improving the quality of education is conducted to curb down deteriorating cases leading to poor quality education across different public schools.
The Ministry highlights drug abuse, unwanted pregnancies; poor hygiene, head teachers’ irresponsibility and teachers’ absenteeism, as one of the pressing issues affecting quality education.
During the campaign, activities will involve visits and inspections to 1020 schools, 34 from each of the 30 districts, where feedback will be given later to sector education officers (SEOs) head teachers, directors of studies and teachers, according to ministry of education communique.
Each school will be visited by a team made of at least one Inspector of Education and other staff with pedagogical skills from the Ministry, Rwanda education board (REB), Rwanda polytechnic, Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC), among others.
“The activity (IV quarterly national campaign) will also involve authorities from district and sector levels, school owners, parents’ representatives and security organs,” the communique reads in part.
The Ministry also targets to improve school hygiene and sanitation and involving all education stakeholders during the campaign.
For instance, school dropout rates in Secondary schools stood at 5.7%, 6.5% and 2.5% in primary, lower and upper secondary respectively as of 2015.
In addition, 17,444 teenagers were impregnated in 2016, forcing victims to drop out of school.
The campaign is organized under the theme: “Strengthening in class Quality of Teaching and Learning”.
During the previous campaigns, 2149 schools were inspected. During the 3rd phase of the campaign in October last year, 108 schools were temporarily closed and were later reopened before the kick-start of new academic year after reportedly improving on some the inspection requirements.