BUJUMBURA January 13th (ABP) – Some parents in Bujumbura province (western Burundi) seem to have resigned in front of their responsibilities when they should work in synergy with teachers, deplores the director of education in this province Mr. Raphaël Ciza.
In an interview with a check by ABP on Wednesday, he reports that outside of school, young people are not occupied at home properly, which is detrimental to many requests.
Once not occupied with housework he continued, they should review the material seen in class and that would increase the success rate in class he said before adding that it is not uncommon to ‘observe coming and going on the main roads. The most vulnerable are young girls who are pregnant and drop out of school.
For example, during the 2015-2016 school year, the school province of Bujumbura recorded 160 cases of unwanted pregnancies, 2016-2017, 140 and in 2020-2021,164.
The communes most affected by this phenomenon are Mutimbuzi, Kanyosha and Isare but it is rare in Mukike commune he noted, but for the latter perhaps the cases of unwanted pregnancies are perhaps not all reported.
The provincial director of education Raphaël Ciza calls on parents to fully play their role, to usefully occupy their children after school and specially to strengthen education among young girls.