Minister Uwamariya revealed this yesterday as she carried out an inspection to establish how schools are implementing COVID-19 preventive measures.
As she commented on school timetable in Kigali city, Dr. Uwamariya explained that students studying upcountry have advanced courses compared to colleagues in Kigali and stressed the need for an alternative to catch up.
“We will extend study hours for students in Kigali. We also want to schedule courses on Saturday to catch up,” she said.
Dr. Uwamariya revealed that emphasis will be drawn to students preparing to sit for national exams.
“We shall draw attention to students preparing to sit for national exams. They will be helped through special preparations. We are aware and worried of delayed courses but we shall evaluate their progress so that we can incorporate missed course units in next phases before sitting for national exams,” she noted.
The cabinet meeting of 19th February 2021 allowed all schools (public and private) to reopen after a month of closure due to Coronavirus containment measures.
Following cabinet resolutions, the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) released a statement encouraging parents to prepare children for schools’ reopening on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
Finalists in primary schools, ordinary level and senior six are expected to sit for national exams in July 2021.