Following government’s directive to use English as a language of instruction in schools, about 1,500 primary school teachers from different parts of the country yesterday concluded a two-week English training course.
The training conducted by the visiting volunteering members of the UK Conservative Party, under Umubano Project was officially closed by Narcisse Musabeyezu, the Inspector General of Education in the Ministry of Education.
Musabeyezu urged the teachers to use the knowledge they acquired to shape their respective students as future leaders.
“We have now embarked on building a knowledge-based economy which can only be achieved if you perform better,” said Musabeyezu.
The teachers who hail from Kigali, Rwamagana and Huye districts also received certificates of merit upon completion of the course.
Andrew Mitchell, the Shadow Secretary of International Development and leader of the team of Conservatives, observed that Rwanda’s future depends on education.
“It is therefore incredibly important for you to use the knowledge you have acquired for the country to achieve her dream,” Michell said.
Umubano Project which is in its third year in the country also supports private sector projects, health, justice and tourism among others.