In June 2020, the Government of Rwanda launched a project to build 22,505 classrooms and 31, 932 latrines to reduce overcrowding and long walk for some students to reach schools.
They were built on funding of the World Bank in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda while citizens lend a hand through community work.
Habitegeko has said that construction of 4759 classrooms in Western Province nears completion.
“President of the Republic capacitated us to build 4759 classrooms in this province through performance contracts of the just ended year. We have not yet reached 100% by the time schools resumed but we are glad that 96,3% of targeted classrooms have been completed. The remaining 3.7% will also be completed in the near future,” he said.
Father Paulin Mushimiyimana, the head teacher of Saint Pierre Groupe Scolaire in Kivumu sector has said that eight newly constructed classrooms have helped to reduce overcrowding.
“New classrooms have played a significant role in reducing students’ overcrowding especially in Kivumu sector and the school I am heading. Before, a classroom would accommodate 70 students, a number which has reduced to 45 and 50. This shows how the classrooms were very much needed,” he said.
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