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School insurance in Burundi

01-22-2015 School insurance should cover accidents suffered by students during school hours and breaks or on the journey to school. Some parents complain that when accidents occur, they are not compensated even though they pay for insurance fees each year.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse “One day, I received a call from (...)
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Medical students with EAC standard norms

01-13-2015 The Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research has launched a new system for selecting medical laureates in the medical faculty. After the national exam, laureates will have to take another exam to be allowed to study in that faculty.-By Diane Uwimana According to Pr Anastasie Gasogo, Director General (...)
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No Good Results Expected in Primary and Secondary schools

01-09-2015 The programs of primary and secondary schools resumed on 5 December, after a two-week holiday.Syndicates of teachers predict bad results at the end of the school year if nothing is done.–By Jean Berchmans Siboniyo Blue and white, black and white, or purple and yellow; these are pairs of color (...)
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Bitter Dispute Continues over Quality of Education and Teacher Care

01-08-2015 President Pierre Nkurunziza blamed war for the decreasing level of education in Burundi. The syndicates of teachers blame the government themselves.-J.BerchmansSiboniyo These comments came at a public conference held in Ruyigi Province on Friday 19th December by Nkurunziza in order to listen to, and to answer questions from journalists (...)
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Fundamental school is still challenged

09-08-2014 Even though the school year 2013-2014 will start on September 15th, there are still many challenges. The second year students of fundamental school don’t have classrooms; there is a lack of basic teaching material, classroom supplies and teachers.–By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse In many communes of Burundi, the fundamental schools (...)
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Students critical about Bachelor Master System

08-26-2014 Students from public and private universities in Burundi worry about their qualification. According to them, the qualification in the new system Bachelor- Master- PhD system (BMD)is not sufficiently clear.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse In the academic year 2011-2012, the government of Burundi implemented the new BMD educational system through the (...)
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“Collèges Techniques”: What’s the pupils’ future?

07-02-2014 Since the beginning of the school year 2013-2014, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary School, Professional Training and Literacy has cancelled the short section (A3) in each Secondary School. Unfortunately, two schools did not consider the Ministerial Order.-Diane Uwimana The Ministry of Basic and Secondary School, Professional Training and (...)
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Kamenge Primary School II: Its rehabilitation is urgent

05-22-2014 Kamenge Primary School II was destroyed by the heavy rain of 9-10 February 2014 that caused many damages in Northern area of Bujumbura City Council. The school management asks for an urgent help for the school rehabilitation.-By Yves Didier Irakoze According to Dominique Seseka, Headmaster of Kamenge Primary school (...)
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BAIA for educating the youths to be future leaders

05-20-2014 Burundi American International Academy (BAIA) will open its doors on September 2014 with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through robotics, character and confidence building and fluency in English and French. An interview with the founder of the school, Dr Freddy Kaniki. -By Diane Uwimana Who (...)
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Preparations on progress

05-15-2014 The Primary School National Test has been fixed on 27th May 2014 and meanwhile pupils as well as teachers are very busy preparing the test. All the scheduled programs are already finished. The main concern of teachers and pupils from the sixth form is to review quizzes as the (...)