President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda has made significant progress in Education noting that the most is to keep encouraging Rwandan students to join vocational training because Rwanda economy will depend on practical knowledge.
Paul Kagame was delivering the State of Nation Address which was to explore in details the country’s Economy and Social transformation.
The number of students in technical vocation schools, have increased from 67,919 to 74,320 in 2012.
Rwanda also launched 12-Year Basic Education adding on to 9-Year Basic Education
It was reported that students in higher schools increased from 2,341,746 to 2,394,674.
“These students are acquiring skills enabling them to work in industries, agriculture and to become job creators” Kagame noted
President said different reforms in Education has led international universities to set up branches in Rwanda allowing Rwandans to access specialized knowledge.