City schools get science kits

KIGALI - Three Kigali schools have received an assortment of elementary science kits to help them learn through practicing.
Pupils of Kivugiza primary school  constructing an electric circuit during a practical lesson (Photo. C. Kwizera)
Pupils of Kivugiza primary school constructing an electric circuit during a practical lesson (Photo. C. Kwizera)

KIGALI - Three Kigali schools have received an assortment of elementary science kits to help them learn through practicing.

The kits were donated to the schools through the Rhineland– Palatinate-Rwanda, partnership that exists between the German federal region and Rwanda. The partnership aims to bring people of Rwanda and the Rhineland – Palatinate region together.

There are many partnerships under this programme, one of them being the inter schools programme where Rhineland – Palatinate schools help Rwandan schools.

It is under this programme that Mburabuturo, APPEK Kamuhoza and Cyivugiza primary schools received the kits.
Speaking to The New Times, the partnership’s coordinator, Kerstin Nordmann said that the kit will tremendously help the pupils as well as their teachers.

“The practical learning will help the teachers to teach with ease. The students will also be able to acquire knowledge through fun,” Nordmann said.

Nordmann explained that the elementary science kits were designed to fit the Rwandan schools curricula and to help bring the scientific spirit in schools.

The elementary science kit comprises of simple equipments which help the student to put the theory in the books into practice.

According to the manufacturer of the equipment, Theodore Hakizimana, the kit helps the teacher to bring the theory into reality hence giving the student the ability to easily memorise the concepts and it also escalates their self-confidence.

On his part, the headmaster of APPEK Kamuhoza, Fidele Rusanganwa, said that the move will help to encourage the students to study science, most especially the girls whose numbers in the field in Rwanda are still minimal.

The Rhineland partnership hopes to spread the kits to all partner schools. The inter-schools partnership has a total of 213 schools around the country to its name.

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