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COPHIBU and IETV groups call for tolerance among Burundians

11-17-2016 Burundi philosophers association (COPHIBU) and the Initiative for education on tolerance and non-violence –IETV have joined the world this Thursday 17 November in celebrating the day dedicated to tolerance and philosophy. They call for peaceful coexistence among Burundians. Islon Ninkingiye, Legal representative of the initiative for education on tolerance (...)
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CONAPES disapproves of teachers dependence on communes

11-02-2016 During the closing ceremony of the campaign held in all 119 communes of the country on 28 October, Révérien Ndikuriyo, the senate speaker insisted on the need to decentralize primary and secondary education services including staff payment. Stella Budiriganya, the senate spokesperson says the idea resulted from the suggestions (...)
' Acute shortage of textbooks in post-fundamental school system

Acute shortage of textbooks in post-fundamental school system

10-26-2016 Since one month that the post-basic school system has begun, some challenges are still there like the lack of sufficient textbooks and large classes. At “Lycée Municipal de Musaga”, in southern Bujumbura the capital, two sections compose the post-basic school, i.e. languages and sciences. Each section has about 200 (...)
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University leads Burundi in adopting open education and e-learning

10-15-2016 Université Lumière de Bujumbura (ULBu), a private university, is to use online teaching to overcome the lack of physical infrastructure, qualified teachers and adequate educational materials. In partnership with African Virtual University (AVU), ULBu officially inaugurated the centre for Distance and e-Learning Open Training on Friday 14 October. Rev. (...)
' Education reform yes, but when timely

Education reform yes, but when timely

09-29-2016 Many reforms have been introduced recently in the Burundi educational system from basic to higher education. This school year 2016-2017, the first class of the basic school system adopted in 2013 in primary and secondary education started their first year of post-basic school. The schooling system provides trade learning (...)
' Private school representation decries the order to follow public school regulations

Private school representation decries the order to follow public school regulations

09-28-2016 François Ngeze, the president of the national Association of Private Schools (known by its French acronym UPEP), decries the measure by the ministry of education requiring those schools to abide by the same regulations concerning post-basic school placement as public schools. He argues that if private schools admit in (...)
' People lining up in queue at the beginning of the school year 2016-2017

The new School year starting with Post-Fundamental System

09-27-2016 On 26 September, all public schools including primary and secondary schools started the new school year 2016-2017 with the first candidates of the “Fundamental School” system. There are some innovations despite challenges. Queues of people were formed in front of the offices of secondary schools’ headmasters. Parents, pupils and (...)
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The School of Excellence starts with the 7thgrade alone

09-26-2016 Contrary to plan, the School of Excellence programme will open for 7th graders only. It will not open for the first year of the post-basic school starting with this new school year 2016-2017. The Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research gives two reasons for the decision: the (...)
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Youth has power to transform Burundi, visiting students say

09-23-2016 Students of Hope Africa University and the Lake Tanganyika University of Bujumbura organized a peace workshop, Youth and Active Peace in Great Lakes Region, in Bujumbura, Burundi, from 21 to 22 September. Students from 20 universities in Burundi, Rwanda and Congo took part. “By constructive actions, the youth is (...)
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Parents request supervision plan for pupils sent out of school for a year

09-22-2016 To protect their children sent out of school for an entire school year from harm and distractions, parents ask the government to think of a way to keep those pupils in a school atmosphere. Amidst the worry of seeing the life and future of their children jeopardized, parents from (...)