MINEDUC resumes Quality Education Enhancement Awareness Campaign

On 27 May 2019 at 04:02

The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) and its stakeholders has organized the 5th phase of the Quality Education Enhancement Awareness Campaign scheduled on May 27th to June 7th 2019 with the theme:" A Regular Present Teacher, With Good Pedagogical Practices is Key to Quality Education".

The campaign targets 900 schools in 30 districts countrywide.

As per statement of MINEDUC, the objectives of the Campaign are to advise Head teachers to supervise in-class teaching activities, to advise teachers to be present and punctual on duty, to advise teachers to plan and teach lessons respecting the Competence Based Curriculum Standards and to take measures to prevent issues of absenteeism, class repetition and school dropout.

“The campaign will involve a combination of school visits, in class inspection and outreach sensitization, and thereafter feedback will be shared at the debriefing meeting,” reads in part the statement released by MINEDUC.

The campaign outcomes include better teaching delivery, improved teaching and learning practices, improved head teacher supervision of in-class teaching activities, improved regular attendance of teachers, improved regular assessments (formative and summative), improved pupils’/student’s attendance and reduced drop out, increased engagement of parents in better pupil’s/students’ learning.

MINEDUC and its affiliated Agencies, other stakeholders such as Governors and Mayor of Kigali City, Local Government Leaders, District/Sector Education Officers, School Owners, School General Assembly Committees, School Head Teachers, RDF, RNP, National Reserve Force and Key Opinion Leaders will be involved in the campaign.

Previous campaigns left teachers and schools failing to comply with quality education standards suspended.

The previous phase of the campaign held on 10-21 September 2018 to 899 schools countrywide left 118 teachers punished while 118 schools were suspended until regulations they meet standards.

MINEDUC revealed that the majority of suspended schools were from Kayoza, Kirehe, Rubavu, Rulindo, Kamonyi and Nyagatare districts.

Some of reported cases include boarding schools with inadequate equipment, having same bathrooms for girls and boys and shortage of water. Other schools were blamed for poor hygiene among others.

In August 2018, 57 secondary schools were suspended and opened the third school term later after meeting required standards.

Previous campaigns left teachers and schools failing to comply with quality education standards suspended.