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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:10/10/2021

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In the last few years, students have been consistently continuing to the next class regardless of their performance.

 The results released on Monday  4th October  2021, by the Ministry of Education shows that more than 44,100 pupils (17 percent of those who sat for the primary leaving exams) and more than 16,400 students (13.6 per cent of total students in ordinary level) performed poorly in the exams and will have to repeat their classes.

"Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru" (Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 10-10-2021 broadcasted in synergy by twelve radio and two TV stations across the country focused on “The changes made in Education System"

Invitees

 Dr.UWAMARIYA Valentine: Minister of Education

- AKARIKUMUTIMA Regine: Teacher

- MUTUYEYEZU Oswald: Journalist

Dr Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education said  that the decision was taken in line with a resolution from the 17th edition of the National Leadership Retreat (Umwiherero) of February last year, which concerned the termination of the automatic promotion policy.

She said that more than 60,000 Rwandan students who failed the national exams will repeat their classes as the government moves to scrap automatic promotion to the next class.

“The move aims at improving the quality of education using a merit marking system.

“[It will] not [be] as usual, where all the students were being given the placements in the next levels or allowed to get placements in private schools. All these poorly performed students will not get placements in the next levels, but they will be assisted to first reach the required levels,” said Dr Valentine Uwamariya, the Minister of Education.

“The next step,” Uwamariya said, “will be to trace the students and their schools, and then there will be a special programme to help them improve, in collaboration with REB (Rwanda Education Board), districts and schools.”

Akarikumutima Regine and Mutuyeyezu Oswald appreciated the government decision and said that this should have been put in place earlier because there are now tangible consequences of automatic promotion

They argued that the state's efforts require teachers to be productive, should also consider the teachers’ welfare and salary increases so that they may do their job well.

The audience reaction especially parents raised critics of private schools to increase tuition fees, the minister replied that they will start inspecting schools in the next term.

Data shows that 251,906 pupils sat for the primary leaving exams and 121,626 students sat for the ordinary level leaving exams.

 

 

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