Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC) Thursday pledged support in the construction of classrooms for the Nine-year Basic Education programme.
The commission has since 2007 been training ex-combatants at Amizero training centre in Kayonza district in various vocational skills that includes; bricklaying, plastering, carpentry, tiling, plumbing and welding.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Jean Sayinzoga, the commission’s chairman, said that the ex-combatants’ participation in the classrooms’ construction is a sign of commitment the former soldiers have towards the education sector.
The ex-combatants will participate in the construction of 3,172 classrooms and are expected to help beat the three-month deadline.
“Basing on the 50% construction on the Murindi-Kabuga road that was done by the ex-combatants themselves, we are capable of contributing something big towards the construction of the needed schools,” said Sayinzoga.
The Ministry of Education has estimated the total cost of the classrooms at Rwf 36bn with only Rwf10bn readily available and is calling upon all Rwandans to play their part.