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Unusual market of school materialsworries retailers

09-02-2016 For small traders downtown Bujumbura, the business of school supplies has unexpectedly lost its lure these days. This is due to a sluggish demand paired with high prices at the wholesalers’. Sellingschool equipment in the inner city of Bujumbura is unusually less profitable so far in this period of (...)
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Burundi university students on strike

08-17-2016 Students of three departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Burundi have resumed strike. They protest against the university’s decision to suspend some students for not having respected the ultimatum to resume studies issued by the rector. For them, that measure was both (...)
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Summer camps in Bujumbura

08-02-2016 On 1 August, the education minister along with the UNICEF representative in Burundi officially launched summer camps for 10,000 children and young people of Bujumbura. International organizations like the UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP and the United Nations Volunteers program came together to support the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and (...)
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The teaching staff disgruntled over redeployment

07-22-2016 About 105 primary school teachers of Gitega Commune (in central province of the country) are transferred to other localities. They stand against the unjust decision. Headmasters would be responsible for rigging files of teachers redeployed. “This is an outright injustice”, says angrily a teacher who has been moved 20 (...)
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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 (...)

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 (...)