Rwanda Basic Education Board has awarded students who won the Scratch competition on national with the school bags, memory sticks, and pens among others for their skills and programming innovations.
In his address, Director General, Nelson Mbarushimana congratulated the winners and recognized their effort in showcasing their ICT skills.
“We thank your schools and teachers for supporting these young children, and we also do thank different partners in the education sector especially in ICT in education”
According to Rwanda Basic Education Board, the programming and ICT innovations are aimed at enabling young students to apply their theoretical knowledge to essential 21st-century skills.
Through the platform, students will be able to create their own interactive stories, animation games, project-based activities, music, art, and others.
A number of the 60 Primary and Secondary students were competing in the Scratch competition at the national level.
In these competitions, two students represented each district.
Scratch competition was introduced in 2017 to promote digital literacy and programming skills among young learners and to prepare future engineers.
Moise Nahimana of G.S APEC Murambi in secondary school, Rulindo district whose project is ‘online teaching children with hearing disability’ became the first in secondary, while Gihoozo Yvan Bruno of EP Gafunzo with ‘CHOGM meeting’ project won on a primary level.