Education
' Students of the University of Burundi are resolute to go on strike as planned

Students stand firm despite punishment threat by University administration

04-04-2017 The Rector of the University of Burundi has announced on 3 April that the signatories of the strike notice will be punished exemplarily due to the swindle and use of false documents. Burundi University students say University officials only want to persecute them instead of finding solutions to their (...)
' Students of the University of Burundi are resolute to go on strike as planned

When scholarship loan system goes bad

04-03-2017 The representatives of students of the University of Burundi and High Teachers’ Training School (ENS) have been subject to kidnapping, detention, intimidation etc. since the past few days. The cause was their claim on an abrogation of the scholarship loan system. Signatories of the strike notice sent to the (...)
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Public university students claim suspension of new law on scholarship

03-01-2017 On 27 February 2017, Burundi Government announced the new law on the granting of scholarship in public universities. Students call for the suspension of the decision arguing that it will be to their disadvantage. As defined in the new law, scholarship loan is a financial assistance granted by the (...)
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Education reform failure: the old shines more brightly than the new

01-25-2017 Growing evidence suggests that the Basic Education system that was adopted in 2013 yields worse results than the system it came to replace. End term results of the first year of post-basic education of the new system show that students who came from the old system have performed better (...)
' Pupils are chased because of non payment of extra class session fees

No more payment for extra classes, says Education Minister

01-18-2017 “Extra classes are free in fundamental schools” a decision communicated by the minister of education in a press conference on Monday, 16 January 2017. In the press conference held on 16 January, JanviereNdirahisha, Minister of Education said they realized that fees for those sessions are compulsory while education is (...)
' Pupils are chased because of non payment of extra class session fees

Books Delay impact on Post- basic Education

01-11-2017 The delay of books in different post- basic schools in Burundi leads to non-completion of the programs. Teachers from two public secondary schools in Bujumbura city council, namely” Lycée Municipal Rohero” and” Lycée Municipal Bwiza” (in Mukaza commune), call on the government to avail books for the 2nd term (...)
' Eduard Juma: "Extra lessons are no longer in the interest of students"

Stakeholders disagree on suspension of extra-lessons in secondary schools

01-07-2017 Education officials, parents and students have diverging opinions on the suspension by the Education Ministry of extra-classes that were offered to help students. The Education Ministry decided on Wednesday 4 January 2017 to temporarily suspend lessons that were offered to middle and high school students after regular class hours. (...)
' CONAPES Union says “teachers are far from being sufficient”

CONAPES Union says “teachers are far from being sufficient”

01-05-2017 The chairman of Burundian teachers’ Union-CONAPES, Emmanuel Mashandari, says the number of teachers allowed by the 2017 budget is not enough. Only 800 teachers will be recruited; 400 in secondary education and 400 remaining others in primary education. “The number of teachers planned in the 2017 budget is too (...)
' Professor Venant Bamboneyeho: “I am overwhelmed; it’s the first time the University of Burundi pays tribute to retired teachers”.

University of Burundi: Senior teachers retire, but who will fill the vacuum?

12-18-2016 On 16 December 2016, the University of Burundi organised a ceremony to bid farewell to senior professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences. Gertrude Kazoviyo, a teacher and one of the organizers of the event, deplored the fact that the university was sending teachers on retirement when they were (...)
' René Claude Rukundo: 135 unemployed teachers are already registered in Mukaza Directorate communal

Mukaza Unemployed people have no hope in census results

12-16-2016 A new census of teachers will not address the unemployment problem, according to the education minister. The census, he said, will only register teachers, not create jobs. But it will at least make sure those who have waited longest are the first to get positions as they arise. The (...)