Schools stopped from admitting FARG students

EASTERN PROVINCE NGOMA — Two schools in Ngoma District have been stopped from admitting students sponsored by the Fund for Genocide Survivors [FARG], due to lack of adequate facilities.

EASTERN PROVINCE
 
NGOMA — Two schools in Ngoma District have been stopped from admitting students sponsored by the Fund for Genocide Survivors [FARG], due to lack of adequate facilities.

Apezza Zaza secondary school in Zaza sector, and Ecole secondaire Islamic De Karenge (ESIK) in Kibungo sector were restrained from enrolling more students by FARG.

The later school lost all FARG students while the former retained the old students but was barred from admitting new ones.

According to Shaban Rurangirwa, who is in charge of FARG in the district, ESIK failed to meet the terms they agreed upon, among which was to have enough dormitories, a dinning room, good sanitation and adequate classrooms.

In a letter directed to the Director of the school (ESIK) signed by the Secretary General of FARG, Jean Marie Karekezi, whose copy was seen by The New Times, the move followed an investigation in 2007 which revealed inadequacies on what had been agreed upon.

The letter noted that all affected students would be secured other schools in the district with the help of district officials.

“Even the school does not mind about loitering students and they don’t have strict policies to control students,” Rurangirwa said, adding.

“And the quality of education is not good in this school.” Close to 113 students from ESIK were affected by the move. All are said to have been allocated different schools across the district.

Several attempts to get a comment from the school director were futile by press time. There are over 1000 students in Ngoma district sponsored by FARG, minus those in senior one and senior four who are yet to start.

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