The move was announced on Wednesday by the state minister for TVET, Olivier Rwamukwaya during the launch of practical examinations for senior six leavers.
Speaking about the new approach, Rwamukwaya said that it will benefit students in getting diverse skills as well as having their certifications.
“Starting from next academic year, students will annually sit for national examinations and get certificates. This is in line with new curriculum that we started to implement in this academic year,” he said.
He said that from senior four, students are categorized to the extent that every student who completes one category has such skills that earn him a certificate and enable him compete on the labor market.
He said that in the new approach, students will be able to master a field in which they will get thorough knowledge and experience. The vice-head teacher in charge of academics at Saint–Joseph Integrated Technical Nyamirambo, Adrien Musabiyinema said that the feedback from construction company owners indicate that they are satisfied with the performance of TVET graduates.
“Most construction companies employ students who have graduated in this school; we receive positive feedback from owners of these companies that our students perform well,” he said.
A total of 21,935 are doing TVET exam countrywide, among who 9,948 are female.