In a press conference on plans to address overcrowding in the district, the mayor of Huye district, Sebutege Ange said that some of the classrooms will be constructed with funding of the World Bank.
“ A total of 47 classrooms are set to be built in this fiscal and more 74 classrooms to be constructed under the Government of Rwanda’s program supported by the World Bank,” Sebutege.
He explained that more schools will be built gradually to meet the target.
“Generally, Huye district needs over 400 schools to address overcrowding in schools. We shall build more classrooms progressively as we get more funds,” noted Sebutege adding that construction of new facilities shall go hand in hand with upgrading old classrooms.
They will be built within three phases starting from schools with the land.
If it goes into effect, the development will address overcrowding and contribute to quality education. Some of the teachers at Groupe Scolaire Gafumba from the Rusatira sector revealed that overcrowding negatively impacts quality education at the school where six children sometimes share one desk.
“When each of the six students on the same desks opens a book, the cover spreads to colleague’s book leading to clashes. We often calm down such quarrels,” said one teacher.
The problem is common at Groupe Scolaire Rukira where five students share one desk.
A total of 55 classrooms were built in Huye district during the last financial year.