CANKUZO September 16th (ABP) – The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, Frédéric Bangirinama launched the campaign to distribute “back to school” school kits for Basic School pupils of Cankuzo, Muyinga, Ruyigi, Makamba and Rumonge provinces, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
In his welcome address, the governor’s chief of staff, Mr. Pierre Claver Nakumuryango thanked the government for its involvement in the promotion of education, indicating that the education sector in this province is moving forward given the best places the province lands in the national tests.
Nevertheless, major challenges do not mark in this sector in that province. He cited, among other things, the lack of classrooms which cause a large number of school dropouts and the lack of latrines also adding a lack of desk benches despite the contribution of the communes in the granting of 10 desk benches per month.
Speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research indicated that this campaign organized under the theme: “Parents, make our children love school without forgetting girls and the disabled” which has a duration of a maximum of 6 days is part of keeping children in school in these provinces which are ranked first in terms of poverty.
Thus, one million students in basic schools will benefit from this campaign, from 4 to 11 notebooks for each according to their level of study, pens, erasers and registers, chalk for teachers, added Mr. Bangirinama. He asked schools to respect the instructions for the distribution of these kits and the distribution deadlines so as not to disrupt school activities.
He did not fail to challenge teachers to be positively concerned about the education of children while avoiding the habit of committing offenses against the educated. He warned them that those caught will be punished according to law. He called on parents to take the lead in their children’s education and everyone to make efforts to promote children’s education.
Note that this campaign organized with the financial support of UNICEF cost more than 5 billion BIF according to John Agbor who represented him in those ceremonies.