The Ministry of Education is set to introduce inspectors at Sector level. They are currently based at the district.
The move is expected to boost the information flow and monitoring at grassroots level.
Speaking to The New Times, The Inspector General of Schools, Narcisse Musabyeyezu, said that a district was big for a single person to supervise.
“We had thirty inspectors before. It was quite difficult to obtain all the basic information about all the schools in the district,” said Musabyeyezu.
“It is overwhelming for one person to monitor and ensure quality in a whole district. We inspect all schools from nursery to secondary,” he said.
He explained that with the inspectors in place, information will flow easily.
“We shall be getting timely updates on all happenings in schools,” he said.
Some of the information, Musabyeyezu said will include; school dropouts and causes, schools’ needs and placement of teachers.
The 416 new inspectors shall report to the district Inspector.
In an interview, Kicukiro district Inspector, Mathias Sekigera, said that the reform is a relief.
“I have over 170 schools in Kicukiro. It has been difficult for me to move around in all the schools,” said Sekigera. He added that the number compromises the supervision quality.
Musabyeyezu told this paper that some districts like Huye, Gisagara and Rulindo have began implementing the reforms. The trend is expected to spread to other districts in accordance to their budgets.