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Young people have not yet understood the importance of learning trades


May 12, 2022

BUBANZA May 12th (ABP) – The young people of Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi) have not yet understood the importance of learning trades, because the observation is that the Centers for teaching trades (CEM) are little attended, we learn from the provincial director of Education (DPE), Claude Badugaritse.

According to this source, at the provincial level, out of 13 vocational training centers, one of which is private, 8 are functional, with only 304 students. And those CEMs have sections related to agriculture, sewing, carpentry, masonry, welding, plumbing, mechanics and soap making. But learners prefer those related to agro-livestock and sewing only.

The causes of the non-attendance of those other sections are, among other things, the lack of equipment and qualified teachers, as well as the fact that those CEMs take in students who have failed, which means that young people find them less important.  says the same source.

The provincial director of Education, Claude Badugaritse calls on administrators, parents and provincial development partners to raise awareness of the importance of learning trades.

He asks the CEMs to favor sections that stick with the realities of the localities in which they are installed.