“LANGUAGE COURSES SHOULD BE TAUGHT PROPERLY”, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RWANDA EDUCATION BOARD, DR.NDAYAMBAJE IRENEE SAYS IN QUALITY EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT AWARENESS CAMPAIGN PHASE V IN NYAMAGABE DISTRICT.

On the 3rd June 2019, Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée alongside Vice-Mayor in charge of Social Affairs in Nyamagabe District, Mrs. Mujawayezu Prisca visited G.S Saint Kizito Gikongoro and G.S Saint Nicolas in Nyamagabe District.

English Novelist, Angela Carter said “Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, instrument of domination and liberation.” That quote brings attention to how we teach the language courses in our schools.

In the Quality Education Enhancement Awareness Campaign driven by Ministry of Education in partnership with Ministry of Local Government, Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée requested teachers in Nyamagabe District to improve the way they teach languages courses more specifically English and French.

Director General of Rwanda Education Boar, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée started his visit in G.S Saint Kizito Gikongoro, where he found out that students do come to school very late, and teacher’s absenteeism rate is high on that day.

Speaking to the G.S saint Kizito’s students, Director Genenal told them that a good student is also a punctual person; and he urged the teachers to avoid the bad culture of absenteeism.

Director General of REB, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée continued his visit to G.S Saint Nicolas, where he realized that students do not have the culture of taking books as their knowledge bank. In the discussion with school leaders, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée says: “Teach students to respect the value of books as their source of knowledge,” he said

In his inspection tour, Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée also learned that some students are not able to write simple words of English, and others in Senior one do not have the basic skills in French language where he asked these students to conjugate the verbs ‘ETRE’ and ‘AVOIR’ i.e.: ‘TO BE’ and ‘TO HAVE’ in very simple tenses, and few students were able to pass this simple test.

By referring to different cabinet meetings which gave the emphasis on the English and French languages, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée requested teachers and school leaders to change and strengthen the style of teaching language courses.

It is on this ground that the Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée said: “If you don’t master the language, you cannot communicate; and if cannot communicate you will never transmit your knowledge, let us help our future generations.” he said

In his inspection tour, the Director General of REB in Nyamagabe District, Dr. Ndayambaje requested the teachers, head teachers to help the students in utilization of school facilities such as libraries, and smart classrooms, and also urged the schools to improve the culture of hygiene in the school compound, cooking room and in school toilets.

The 5th phase of ongoing Quality Education Enhancement Awareness Campaign was prepared by Ministry of Education with its affiliated agencies in partnership with Ministry of Local Government, and other stakeholders with the theme: “A Regular Present Teacher, With Good Pedagogical Practices is Key to Quality Education".

The objectives of the Campaign are to advise Head teachers to supervise in-class teaching activities, to advise teachers to be present and punctual on duty, to advise teachers to plan and teach lessons respecting the Competence Based Curriculum Standards and to take measures to prevent issues of absenteeism, class repetition and school dropout. The campaign is involving a combination of school visits, in class inspection and outreach sensitizations.

Quality Education Enhancement Awareness Campaign started on May 27th May 2019 and is expected to end on June 7th, 2019. The campaign targets 900 schools from 30 districts of Rwanda.

 

 Director General of Rwanda Education Board is interviewing a group of students of G.S Saint Kizito Gikongoro. These students came very late and some with inadequate dressing style.

Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée (between), V/Mayor in charge of Social Affairs, Mrs. Mujawayezu Prisca (right) Team leader of the inspection team, Mr. Habiyambere Ildephonse(left)

A young lady from G.S Saint Nicolas in Nyamagabe District is showcasing her skills in French language.

Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée speaking to media.

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