The minister of education has cleared the air on some of the strategies set in place by the ministry of education that will spur the high quality of education in the 2021-2022 academic year.
Dr. Valentine also emphasized the failed students in the national exams arguing that the government invested a lot in the education sector in terms of infrastructures, modern equipment and others so that there is no excuse for a student to fail.
“The automatic promotion policy was favored due to lack of enough capacity to support our education system for instance where a student would take a walk of 19km from home to school.” adding that “such a student if fails, he/she can’t be blamed.”
She continued saying that the ministry won’t make a general assumption of failed students instead with the cooperation of other institutions or personnel involved in education, there will be the identification of challenges faced by each and every failed student.
“And this will be achieved in an inspection of holding accountable every organ involved in this sector. The TVET schools are allowed to admit failed students but only in level 1 and 2,” she said.
The minister revealed that in the near future, the ministry is going to publish the guidelines for school fees so that the parents are protected from exploitative schools that request them extra money.
In the dialogue with the press, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya the minister of education mentioned some of the reasons behind the increase of the studying hours by five more hours a week.
She clarified that the reasons behind some of the recent changes in the Ministry of Education were in favor of both students to cover up the gap created by Covid19. “Teachers have to achieve their goals of providing high-quality education seen in a great performance of students.”