Oscar Kerkejta, India’s ambassador in Rwanda said that the donation reflects cooperation between both countries.
“It is a donation promised by our Prime Minister during his visit to Rwanda last year.
India enjoys existing cooperation with Rwanda in different areas including education. We chose to provide science books because the field is constituted of complex courses. Using such didactic books helps students to understand better sciences,” he said.
The Director-General of REB, Dr. Irenée Ndayambaje explained that such books will be used by students in 9 and 12 years of basic education programs.
“Schools with Nine and twelve years’ education program have the most pressing issues of books’ shortage,” he said.
Dr. Ndayambaje underscored that such books will bring remarkable productivity given that the country is targeting a knowledge-based economy.
Rwanda, India’s diplomatic relations date back in 1999.
Currently, Indians are continuously increasing investment in Rwanda. A total of 66 projects worth US$317 million were recorded between 2011 and 2016 including Airtel, Zinc Hotel and Mahatma Gandhi University.
Indians have also invested in Gisovu Tea Factory, Imana Steel and Sahasra Electronics Pvt Ltd among others.