“ONE BOOK FOR ONE STUDENT AND PASSIONATE TEACHER IS THE AIM WE HAVE” DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RWANDA EDUCATION BOARD, DR. NDAYAMBAJE IRENEE SAYS IN A ROMAN CATHOLIC’S EDUCATION WEEK.

On 14th June, 2019 Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée attended the closing ceremony of Catholic’s Education Week in Roman Catholic Diocese of Ruhengeri.

A former professional American football cornerback, TY Howard said “Passionate teachers leave inspiring hug impression on the hearts of their past and present students.” This quote brings attention to the power of the teacher in shaping the bright future for generations to come.

Speaking to the attendants of Roman Catholic’s Education week ceremony, Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée said that Education sector needs teachers who love what they do, and the Government will continue to support them.

Director General of REB, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée continued by saying that the Government of Rwanda has tough of improving the wellbeing of teachers by 10% increment on their salaries; “we will never stop supporting teachers, the Government of Rwanda has increased 10% on their salaries, and that is not the end, we shall continue to recognize the value of teachers on the impact they do play on the Quality of Education we desire;” he said.

As much as we talk about passionate teachers, books are also important in the schools because books give access to the world’s best wisdom, and can stretch the mind of students.

Not only stretching the mind, books are also the ultimate form of self-education, and the ultimate tool for personal empowerment. With that power of book in lighting the way for the future’s generations, Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr. Ndayambaje Irénée said that one book for one student target will be achieved imminently, starting with lower primary level.

Speaking to the participants of the ceremony, Bishop of Ruhengeri Diocese, Rev.Bishop Vincent Harolimana says “Let us strengthen the good culture of teaching our students to respect the general public property and teachers should make it happen;” he said.

In his address, Rev.Bishop Vincent Harolimana continued by saying that impactful education should enrich the students’ knowledge in expressing what they learned, “The education we need, is the education which produces the brilliant students who can express fluently what they have learned, and this must start from Primary up to University level;” he added.

In this ceremony, 78 students who won the competition prepared by Diocese of Ruhengeri were awarded, and 5 schools were awarded of nearly six million Rwandan francs depending on the school necessity, most likely to be the school rehabilitation. In this ceremony, Northern Province admiration was represented by Executive Secretary, DDEs and SEOs were also in attendance.

Roman Catholic Church is one of the greatest partners of Rwandan Government in Education Sector. 

Students from different schools participated in Roman Catholic’s Education Week closing ceremony

Prayers of the congregation was starting point of the ceremony of Catholic’s Education Week closing ceremony.

 

 Thousands of Public attendance were following the ceremony of Catholic’s Education Week ceremony.

Young students with their teachers marched in the ceremony

Students with their parents were following the ceremony attentively.

Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Dr.Ndayambaje Irénée (Second left) and Rev.Bishop of Ruhengeri Diocese, Vincent Harolimana (Third left), and the Executive Secretary of Northern Province, Mr. Jabo Paul paused for a group photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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