US pledges to support ICT in schools

The US Ambassador to Rwanda, Donald Koran, has said his government plans to support Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country’s schools.
US Ambassador Donald Koran (L) and the management of Teachers' Training Centre tour the institute.
US Ambassador Donald Koran (L) and the management of Teachers' Training Centre tour the institute.

The US Ambassador to Rwanda, Donald Koran, has said his government plans to support Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country’s schools.

Koran made the disclosure during his visit at Teacher’s Training Centre at Groupe Scolaire de la Salle in Gicumbi District.

“Education is very important; we, at the embassy, are designing ways on how to support the education sector especially in Information Technology (ICT) in schools,” said Koran.

Koran later met with the Northern Province Governor, Aime Bosenibamwe, with whom they discussed various issues concerning development strides in the district.

The district authorities also raised the issue of erosion control as one of the biggest challenges in the district.

According to the district mayor, Bonane Nyangezi, Gicumbi, is mostly hilly making it hard to control the soil erosion yet the district’s economic capacity is still low.

The US Ambassador also visited Congolese refugees at Gihembe camp where he toured several refugees’ projects. Among the projects were poultry farming and craft project.

The embassy promised to support the poultry farming which is run by 250 women refugees.

Koran added that the embassy will help train the association members in project management to empower them manage their projects.

Koran was also briefed on the problems facing the refugees by the UNHCR officials.

They said sanitation and HIV/Aids was among their challenges at the camp.

According to the camp managers, about 317 refugees are infected with the virus.

fred.ndoli@newtimes.co.rw

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