At a time when institutions are lagging behind in budget implementation, Technical and Vocational Education Schools have presented a promising progress at parliament on Monday.
Education officials appeared before Rwanda parliament – National Budget and Patrimony Committee to present their progress of implementation of 2017/2018 budget and budget allocation for the next financial year.
Eugene Mutimura, the Minister of education said that his ministry has put special attention into technical education.
He said that a huge part of the revised Rwf98 billion education budget was spent in building new infrastructure in this education sub sector.
For example, he said, 3 TEVT schools that President Paul Kagame had pledged his government would build by this financial year are nearing completion.
Those include construction of Rutongo Mining School now at 99%, Nyabihu TEVT School at 95% and Muhanga TVET with 55%.
Other projects that made remarkable progress include the construction of the Hospitality and Management Institute with 75%.
According to Mutimura, the next priority in the education’s Rwf122 billion is “to Train Teachers in English Language as Medium of Instruction-Continuous Proficiency Development (CDP).”
Among other key areas in the next budget also, is availing enough teaching materials, made in Rwanda.
The Ministry allocated Rwf5.4 billion to in-house text books development, printing and distribution.
This will allow the ministry to provide a book to students on a ratio of 1:10.
Among other recommandations, the parliament tasked the ministry of education to “keep improving the inclusive education from Basic Education, career guidance and investing in medical sciences at University of Rwanda.”