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The Council for Education and Development has donated equipment to ITAB Karusi


Mar 8, 2022

KARUSI March 7th (ABP) – The Council for Education and Development (COPED) presented, on Thursday March 3, 2022, to ITAB Karusi, through the Technical Agricultural Education for Employability (ETAPAE) project, a donation consumable and non-consumable equipment worth around 228 million Burundian francs. That donation consists of 380 mattresses, 110 desk benches, a total station theodolite, a meat grinder, a juice extractor, a hatching incubator for 2000 eggs, a bread lathe and others.

That activity was enhanced by the Director General of Technical Education, Vocational Training and Trades, Mr. Nestor Niyonzima. He pointed out that the achievements of ETAPE are part of the national education program. The “development of human capital” through past technical education, vocational training centers and trades is a priority for the ministry in charge of education, according to Nestor Niyonzima, who thinks that support linked to infrastructure and equipment is also a priority.

Receiving such a gift from development partners is a pleasure for the direct and indirect beneficiaries, pointed out Mr. Niyonzima.

He asked the other partners to follow this laudable step. He invited the students to take the opportunity to improve their academic skills and to manage this heritage well. He asked the teaching staff to take care of that equipment for the school’s influence.

In turn, the director of ITAB Karusi, Mr. Désiré Hakizimana, said that the school population includes 490 learners, 25 teachers and other staff.

Formerly supported by the FAO as a school under the supervision of the ministry in charge of agriculture, today in the hands of that of education and scientific research, the ITAB Karusi is in significant need but benefits from the support of certain stakeholders who are unable to quench its thirst. He took this opportunity to thank the ETAPE project without forgetting the IFDC, the Belgian cooperation and other stakeholders.

The ETAPE project helped to first diagnose the school, to build the capacities of teachers and staff in several areas, and to help in the business planning of the school before entering into the actual support. which the school community takes great satisfaction in, said ITAB Director Karusi.