The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) is working on assessment models that encourage teamwork, projects, and presentation skills among students, the Minister of State in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Gaspard Twagirayezu, told The New Times. “This is in addition to assessing individual competencies, which we already do,” he added. READ ALSO: Ways teachers can groom students for teamwork and why Twagirayezu declared that the models are already being used “in some of our schools and many other education systems.” However, they are not used as part of national examinations, he said. In 2016, the government, through the Ministry of Education, rolled out a new curriculum (competency-based curriculum) envisioning improved quality of education by equipping the country’s future labour force with the needed skills to reshape the human capital. READ ALSO: Competency-based curriculum is the way to go Research shows that by working together in small groups, students can develop critical thinking skills, exchange knowledge, share expertise, increase motivation and improve their attitudes toward learning. According to experts, the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team is one of the most vital skills to equip students. Being able to work with others is likely to be a major predictor of success in both the academic and professional worlds.