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Meeting of the Vice-President of the Senate and officials of the ministry in charge of education


Mar 21, 2024

BUJUMBURA March 21st (ABP) – The vice-president of the Senate, Fabrice Nkurunziza, carried out on March 18, 2024, a working descent to the University of Burundi, at the Mutanga campus, where he brought together the heads of the different services of the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research.

Mr. Nkurunziza indicated that this visit is part of the implementation of the Government’s recommendations, to organize visits to the ministries in order to assess the use of the budget granted to them.

After visiting the infrastructures of the Mutanga Campus, he thanked the rector of the University of Burundi for having managed to welcome two classes of students at the same time, which will help those students to continue their studies without interruption. He also welcomed certain projects by the University of Burundi aimed at building campuses inside the country to allow graduates of post-basic studies to continue their university studies in their native provinces. Regarding the power cut, Mr. Nkurunziza declared that he will plead with stakeholders so that the Universities of Burundi equip themselves with their own power lines to facilitate the transmission and acquisition of knowledge without losing lighting. The vice-president of the Senate also asked the Rector of the UB about the implementation of the projects that the supervisory ministry has decided to carry out, in particular the purchase of virtual dissection tables, the development of the gardens of the Mutanga campuses and Rohero, as well as the rehabilitation of psychology session laboratories.

On that, Rector Audace Manirambona clarified that a project to purchase virtual dissection tables has already been carried out, indicating that the other two projects are postponed until next year due to several activities of OBUHA, with which we signed the contract.

Before ending his remarks, Mr. Nkurunziza recommended to officials of the ministry in charge of education to plan the activities to be carried out according to the money they have and to collaborate with other construction companies with a view to not overburden OBUHA because it cannot construct all the planned government buildings.