Education
' 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 (...)
' “Pupils are sitting for the national test which gives them access to university education”

Some self-directed learners have not been allowed to do national test

06-23-2017 Pupils of grade nine have done the national test from 20 to 22nd June 2017. Though self-directed learners were allowed to sit again for the national test, some of them have not got that chance. The 20th of June was the start of the national test for grade nine (...)
' Candidates of grade nine are ready to pass the national test, 2017 edition

About 144,795 pupils will pass national test, 2017 edition

06-19-2017 “We have finished all programs and exercises. We think that we will get the chance to succeed”, says Glory Verra, a candidate of grade nine at “Lycée Ngagara” basic school. She says she will do all the best to have good results otherwise she will spend a year at (...)
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Burundi University commemorates 22nd anniversary of students’ killings

06-13-2017 “Those who were killed were had come to study. We have to accept what happened and assume our responsibilities” says Gaspard Banyankimbona, Rector of the Burundi University. He has said that this Tuesday on the occasion of the commemoration of 22nd anniversary of the killings that occurred at the (...)
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Six “unauthorized” basic schools to be closed in Bujumbura

05-30-2017 “We don’t know what will happen. Teachers are not regular and we are afraid our school program won’t be completed”, says a student from the “ Ecole Fondamentale De la Chance de Kanyosha”. He says they have begun the school year at 150, but now, they are four students (...)
' 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 (...)
' Candidates of grade nine are ready to pass the national test, 2017 edition

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 (...)