The training offered through Leaders in Teaching program was extended to all lecturers at UR-CE including 27 female and 115 male staff.
The Acting Principle of UR-CE, Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana has said that the training reinforces existing program whereby students will start conducting internships from first year until graduation unlike the past when only finalist students would carry out internship.
“I am optimistic that acquired skills will streamline supervision of pre-service teachers to ensure they meet expectations, capacitate them to identify challenges facing schools and seek a solution. It will also positively impact interns and give them confidence given that they have acquired all necessary support to enhance quality education,” he said.
One of trainers, Prof. Wenceslas Nzabalirwa has stressed that teaching profession needs special attention as it is considered the foundation for intellectual development.
“Teaching profession should be prepared enough like health workers are trained and acquainted with hands on skills early without necessary conduct internship at the completion of studies. Teaching is a profession that requires one to attend school and enough preparation for candidates to carry out their duties smoothly,” he said.
Pascasie Nyirahabimana, a lecturer of Physics at UR-CE has explained that the training capacitates them to improve teaching methodologies.
“There are gaps in quality education whereby students fail to familiarize with working environment and put into practice what they learnt. So, revising our methodologies will also impact the performance of secondary school teachers leveraging their knowledge to promote quality education and help their students apply what they learnt in daily lives,” she noted.