As the schools open, the multitude of students is leaving their homes to the destined schools so that they be able to start the term on time.
The academic is slated to start on Monday, January 9.
Initially, the students from Nyaruguru districts, Huye, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Musanze, Rwamagana, and Kayonza were heading to their schools last week on January 5.
Students from Muhanga, Nyamagabe, Rulindo, Gakenke, Karongi, Rutsiro, Ngoma and Kirehe and Nyagatare also followed on January 6.
While on Sunday students from Nyarugenge, Gasabo, Kicukiro, Gisagara, Ruhango, Burera, Ngororero,and Bugesera districts will depart to begin the new term.
Adjustment of school time
Following the last year’s government’s decision to adjust working hours and school time-table, the ministry of education confirmed the school's timeline to be applied countrywide starting with the 2023 academic year.
According to the Ministry's statement released on New Year’s eve, the revised official working hours will begin at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. All the public, government aided and private schools will follow the national curriculum.
The morning short break will begin at 10:45 am to 11:00 pm while the midday long break will begin from 12:20 am to 1:25 pm while the afternoon short break will begin at 3:25 pm to 3:40 pm.
“For schools that follow international programs, lessons will start at 8:30 am and end according to their respective programs,” the Ministry said.
Irrespective of schools and other public officials, health staff will continue working as normal to help the public access health services.