Rwanda Education Board

Newsletter

Issue 005,  August 2015

New Competence-based Curriculum Launched

On April 23rd, MINEDUC through REB launched the competence-based national curriculum for pre-primary, primary, and secondary, designed to equip students with market-ready skills for Rwanda’s development goals. Implementation begins in January 2016.

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Schools receive new P3 print/audio materials

This year, all 2,467 public and government-aided schools received new teachers guides, read aloud stories, student readers, and audio lessons for P3 Kinyarwanda, English, and mathematics. The materials were developed with support from USAID’s L3 Initiative.

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REB staff visit Bisesero Genocide Memorial

On April 17th REB staff visited the Bisesero Genocide Memorial site, where the local community had defended themselves against the interahamwe for three months. DG Janvier Gasana emphasized the role of educators in ensuring that such atrocities are not repeated.

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Ugandan inspectors visit REB

In May, REB’s Education Quality and Standards department received 33 inspectors from Uganda for a visit to share experiences and learn how the Rwandan education system compares with EAC standards. The Ugandan inspectors met with REB and visited schools.

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Mentors support improved English skills

In February 2014, mentors administered an English language diagnostic test for teachers to determine teachers’ levels, inform training, and set goals. In October 2014, teachers took progress tests. 88% of the 26,800 teachers tested improved by at least one level.

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