RWAMAGANA — Hundreds of teachers in Rwamagana district yesterday [Tuesday] gathered at St. Kizito Secondary school in Musha, for a three-week solidarity camp organized by the Ministry of Education.
According to organizers, the training aims at bringing teachers together to share experiences, ideas and to learn problem-solving techniques.
During the training, they would also learn government development programmes and their role in the development of the nation. All teachers across the country are expected to attend similar training at different sites.
About 250 of the 377 secondary school teachers expected to attend the training in Rwamagana had already reported by morning for the official launch by the Minister of Commerce, trade and industry, Monique Nsazabaganwa.
Primary school teachers had also camped at two sites of St. Aloys Secondary School and at Ecole ASPEJ Muhazi. Almost all the 421 primary school teachers expected at St. Aloys site and the 447 teachers expected to attend their training at ASPEJ Muhazi had reported by yesterday morning for the official opening.
Daniel Karinganire, the district director of education said that all teachers of both private and government schools were expected to attend the training.
“All teachers need to meet and know each other and by doing so, they share experiences and ideas. This training can also help them in solving the challenges they meet during their work,” he said, adding that teachers will be enlightened on government development programmes and their role in the development of the nation. Meanwhile, teachers who talked to The New Times appeared excited about the event.
“We appreciate the training, we are happy, we have been introduced to nice programmes which are developmental; we hope to learnt lessons which will foster unity leading to nation building.,” said Fidèle Nkusi, the Headmaster of Ecole ASPESCA of Karenge. He said 25 of his teaching staff had arrived at the centre and the remaining five were also expected.
Peter Nshuye a teacher at Ecole ASPEJ Muhazi observed that the training would bind teachers together, discuss their challenges, and therefore draw solutions together.
Observers say the training is an attempt to stem genocide ideology which was unearthed in several schools across the country; coming weeks after MPs criss-crossed schools in a similar campaign.