RUMONGE October 12th (ABP) – The Provincial Directorate of Education in Rumonge still faces challenges preventing progress in the education sector, said the provincial director of education in Rumonge, Mr. Isaac Ndikuriyo, in a meeting held on Saturday, October 9 for stakeholders in that sector in order to see together the strategies to be implemented to increase performance.
Rumonge province has made progress over the past school year, Mr. Ndikuriyo said, indicating that it took the 13th place in the national test for the 9th fundamental year. That’s when it had just spent three consecutive years finishing last.
According to Mr. Ndikuriyo, the challenges that prevent the education sector from progressing still persist. He cited, among others, the case of young people who neglect and drop out of school in favor of fishing and others who go to neighboring countries looking for money.
Other challenges in many schools are linked to the lack of teaching materials, desks and teaching staff. School administrations often make use of the parttime teachers to cover the needs of teachers, which becomes a burden for parents who have to take care of the contribution of the payment of their incentive fees.
The governor of Rumonge province, Mr. Consolateur Nitunga, invited parents and the zone and village administrative officials, to closely monitor the education of their children. He also called on natives, members of religious denominations as well as financial technical partners to contribute in order to overcome the obstacles that arise in the education sector in Rumonge. He did not forget to thank the diaspora for giving an aid consisting of books to the provincial directorate of Education in Rumonge at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.
At a time when some directors and teachers prefer to live far from their workplaces, Governor Nitunga has warned them, specifying that the latter will be replaced if they do not change because, he said, that behavior disrupts school activities.
The meeting participants proposed the replacement of school principals who obtained 0% in national exams and those who awarded false reports at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, a check on the site by ABP has disclosed.