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Diamond Jubilee celebration of Kamenge Secondary Technical School


Apr 30, 2023

BUJUMBURA April 26th (ABP) – The Secondary Technical School of Kamenge (ETS) celebrated on April 22, 2023, the jubilee of 75 years of the existence of this school, under the theme “A pilot technical school worthy of its name at the service of the nation for quality technical education to promote the reliable development of our country”, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

According to the Minister of National Defense and Veterans Affairs, at the same time a former graduate of this school, Mr. Alain Tribert Mutabazi, the government of Burundi will spare no effort to support technical training. He added that those who attend the technical training easily earn a living and develop the country.

That is why, he pointed out, at the level of the implementation of the National Development Plan and the government has given priority to trade teaching centers, vocational training centers and higher professional institutions.

He also took advantage of that opportunity to encourage students to work hard to keep the brand image of ETS Kamenge, while stressing that this school is the first technique in our country. He also asked the authorities of that school to collaborate with companies so that students can have internships easily.

                                                                  Director of ETS Kamenge

In his welcoming address, the director of ETS Kamenge Mr. Jean Bosco Nzitonda indicated that this school was founded in 1949 and was created by the community of Brothers of Charity. He said that it constitutes a storehouse of technical knowledge since it has trained technicians worthy of the name, including various authorities who occupy various functions in the country, and elsewhere.

He also specified that it was the first technical school to be established in Burundi. This school already registers 2868 students for the 2022-2023 School Year, namely 2270 internal students, divided into six sections including electronics, electromechanics, industrial electricity, general mechanics, maintenance computing and telecommunications computing.

The principal of said school took the opportunity to reveal the challenges that haunt this school. He cited the insufficiency of mattresses, mouvelos, computers, as well as the lack of means for the rehabilitation of classes and dormitories. That is why they organized that jubilee in order to sensitize the partners, friends and parents of the students of that school to contribute so that they can find solutions to these listed challenges, he hammered.

Mr. Nzitonda thanked the partners who supported this school with a donation of 310 mattresses, 75 computers, 20 mouvelos and more than 89 million Fbu since the launch of the work preparing for this jubilee, on September 25, 2021.

Before the end of the ceremonies, Mr. Nzitonda proceeded to award prizes to some workers of this school who gave themselves more than others.