Education
' GSP, one of the medical schools closed

Some private medical schools obliged to close and others suspended

09-07-2017 The ministry of health has decided to close three medical schools and suspend others. It says those schools are closed to improve the quality of education in health sector. Three schools operating in Bujumbura namely Medical institute of Bujumbura known as ITEM, Paramedical school group (GSP) and Salama medical (...)
' The rise in school fees will start with the forthcoming first term scheduled on 11 September

School fees to increase in Burundi

09-06-2017 A week before the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year due on 11 September, the Ministry of Education announces that the school fees are going to increase. In order to harmonize school fee payment, Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education, says the fee for the boarding-school system is now fixed (...)
' Ngozi II Basic School

Beginning of school year 2017-2018 fixed on 11 September

09-05-2017 The spokesman for the Ministry of Education has announced this 5 September that the school year 2017-2018 will begin on 11 September 2017. The school year 2017-2018 will begin on 11 September for basic and post-basic schools, said Juma Edouard, spokesman for the Ministry of Education on 5 September. (...)
' Some teachers waiting to be received at the Ministry of Education

Teachers complain about redeployment process

09-05-2017 Dozens of teachers newly redeployed to different schools have staged a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Education since the last week. “This is a grave injustice”, says angrily a teacher who has been moved 50 km away from his home and former school. As many teachers indicated, (...)
' Pupils sitting for a test at Ngagara Lycée

Some pupils not interested in test to enter school of excellence

08-30-2017 Pupils from different schools have sat for a test that will allow them to study at school of excellence. Some private schools have not sent their pupils to do the entry test. A national selection test for grade 6 pupils who want to attend schools of excellence has been (...)
' Banuza Alexis, Director of CRDS: “Based on the results from on-site visits conducted in 18 provinces, we realized that more than 80% of secondary schools do not have laboratories”

Over 80% of secondary schools don’t have laboratories

08-30-2017 The Center for Didactic Research and Science Dissemination in Burundi (CRDS) of the University of Burundi reveals that 80% of secondary schools in Burundi do not have laboratories to perform scientific experiments. The situation of scientific education in Burundi is worrying, said Alexis Banuza, Director of CRDS. He said (...)
' National-Test

Over 66% of students passed national test 2017 session

08-22-2017 85/200 that is 42.5% for grade nine students and 115/345 that is 33,3% for self-directed learners of grade ten who have not passed the 2016 national test are the minimal scores to be admitted to the post basic school, announced Minister of Education. Over 131 thousand candidates, including more (...)
' Célestin Nibona-Bonasize “Internal students have to conform to the University’s regulations”

Imbonerakure students accused of conducting night patrols on Mutanga campus

08-17-2017 At Mutanga Campus of Burundi University, students say they are seriously beaten by imbonerakure students when they go back to the campus late in the night. The campus security officer denies the students’ claim and appeals to them to conform to the university regulations. The students accuse some imbonerakure (...)
' “Pupils are sitting for the national test which gives them access to university education”

About 55,000 students sit for National Test

08-07-2017 Final year students from secondary school are sitting for a national test from today 7 till 10 July 2017. The test will give them access to university education   55,438 students were supposed to sit for the national test this Monday in 63 examination centres throughout the country. However, (...)
' Joseph Butore, Second Deputy President launching the doctoral programme at the University of Burundi.

University of Burundi Launches a PhD programme

07-20-2017 On 20 July, the University of Burundi has officially launched the doctoral programme for candidates who already hold a Master’s degree. “Students will no longer need to apply for doctoral programme in foreign countries”, says Juma Shabani, Director of the Doctoral School at the University of Burundi. He says (...)