NYANZA - The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education has hailed technical schools in the Southern province, for producing quality graduates who can favourably compete in the East African Community (EAC) labour market.
Sharon Haba made the remarks, last Friday, while officiating at a graduation ceremony for over 2000 students who completed training in various technical skills in the province.
At least 115 students from E.T.O Gitarama got diplomas while about 2450 students from C.F.P (Centre de Formation Professionaire) got certificates.
They trained from four centres which include C.F.P. Rwabuye, C.F.P Maraba, CFP Nyanza and E.TO Gitarama.
Haba added that teachers should not train for the local labour market but also equip students with enough knowledge to make them capable of competing regionally and internationally.
“We are integrated in EAC, we have to compete with other member states. The labour market has widened …more East African students could also be attracted in Rwandan centres,” she said.
Several students who graduated told the New Times that they had acquired adequate skills to get jobs.
The Director General of Work force Development Authority (WDA), Arbert Nsengiyumva, urged the grandaunts to join cooperatives so that they can create their own jobs.