Collège Ingenzi and Springs Academy, both located in Kigali City will not open their boarding sections for their students due to poor hygiene as the new schools’ term begins today.
This was revealed yesterday by the vice mayor in charge of Social Affairs in KCC, Jeanne d’ Arc Gakuba in a telephone interview.
This development comes after months of inspection by the City Council to assess the level of hygiene in City schools.
The inspection came up with a list of highly unhygienic schools that were instructed to improve their conditions or face closure.
Speaking to The New Times yesterday, Gakuba said that the two schools will not open their boarding sections since they have failed to beat the deadline prior to the opening of schools.
“Our aim is to make sure that our children study in a suitably clean environment, so we cannot allow unhygienic schools to open until they reach the needed standards,” she explained.
She however said that the schools were promising to be through with the cleaning exercise as soon as possible.
Nine schools had previously been listed as not being student-friendly, but many have since worked on their image leaving only two schools.
According to officials in KCC, the inspection is going to be a continuous exercise to ensure that city schools remain in good hygienic shape.
Kigali city schools came top in the recent released national exams results.