KAMONYI - The Ministry of Education has commended Kamonyi district for taking lead in the construction of classrooms for next year’s students under the Nine-Year Basic Education Program (9YBE).
The State-Minister in-charge of primary and secondary education, Dr. Mathias Harebamungu, made the remarks while commissioning 90 classrooms built in less than three months.
After touring the newly constructed classrooms in Rukoma, Musambira and Karama, the Minister hailed the parents for supporting the construction process.
The revelation puts Kamonyi district ahead of the other districts, with Kicukiro coming second after completing the construction of 80.
“The future of the nation should be built on a profound foundation of education and the involvement of parents and teachers in promoting discipline, culture of respect and excellence in the young generation is primary in achieving the set education goals,” Harebamungu said.
He urged the parents, local leaders and teachers to collaborate in reducing the number of school drop-outs and enhancing student performance.
The minister pointed out that the Rwanda’s education sector has progressed remarkably, and should be maintained at all costs.
“This progress will not be retarded by any sort of poor management and indiscipline of both teacher and students. The ministry will take serious measures of underperforming schools,” he cautioned.
Governor Fidel Ndayisaba, who accompanied the minister, said that Kamonyi has been an outstanding example in promoting education in the Southern province. He called on the residents to have a collective mind of sustainability for achievement, recommending the community to volunteer in community building.
Theodore Nsengimana, the Chairperson of Parents Teachers’ Association, noted that the community is determined to promote a tradition of excellence in education sector. He added that the increase in the number of schools has reduced the long distance Kamonyi students used to trek to access education.