Education
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People with disabilities encounter several challenges in Burundi education

09-19-2019 At a workshop on access to inclusive education for people living with disabilities, these latter say they are faced with social and school discrimination along with lack of materials and infrastructures in Burundi. “We are sometimes frightened to death because of our skin color,” says Moise Nkengurutse, Chairman of (...)
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“My buttocks feel relieved since I sit on desk,” says Gasenyi II Basic School pupil

09-17-2019 “I no longer feel pain on my buttocks,” says Nabot, a pupil of Grade 4, at Gasenyi II Basic School, in the north of the economic capital Bujumbura, after his class received some school desks. “Now that I’m sitting on a desk, I feel good,” says Yvan, another schoolboy (...)
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Gasenyi II basic school experiences serious lack of desks

09-13-2019 At Gasenyi II Basic School located in Gihosha zone of Ntahangwa commune in the north of Bujumbura, pupils in many classes sit on the floor while studying. Six classrooms at Gasenyi II Basic School have no single desk. Some others have very few desks compared to the high number (...)
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Ministry of education to prevent linguistic interference in basic school

09-12-2019 This September 11th, the spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training has said the basic school young learners may experience linguistic interference as they learn four languages at the same time. “Teaching four languages at the same time in the first years of basic school may (...)
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Hunt for high school students launched after tearing their uniforms to shreds

08-19-2019 A school principal in Bubanza province decided that 10 students who just graduated won’t be awarded with diplomas. He accuses them of having torn apart their uniforms and behaved badly at the end of the state exam. The decision has sparked a lot of reactions. An audio has been (...)
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Education Ministry deplores poor performance in national test 2019 edition

08-16-2019 At a press conference held on August 16th, the Burundian Minister of Education has said the results of the national test 2019 edition are generally bad. “Only 14% of candidates who took the national test have got at least 50%, i.e. 100 out of 200,” says Janvière Ndirahisha, Burundian (...)
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Bujumbura high school students hope to pass national test

08-02-2019 More than 90 thousand students are expected to do the national test edition 2019 that will start on Tuesday 6 August. Students and their teachers from various high school institutions in Burundi continue to prepare for the state exam. On 1 August, at Rohero Municipal High School located in (...)
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Graduates of Dama high school in Rumonge claim diplomas

05-15-2019 Former students of Dama high school in the southern Rumonge province who completed high school in 2017 staged a sit-in on May 14 in front of the school’s management office. They ask to be given their diplomas. They want to know the reasons that prevent them from getting their (...)
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Teaching staff required to wear wrapper on World Labor Day

04-12-2019 Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education urges all civil servants from her institution to prepare for the World Labor Day celebrated on 1 May. In a note issued on 11 April, Minister Ndirahisha says each civil servant must contribute an amount of BIF 18,500 to buy a wrapper that they (...)
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Minister of Education warns pupils with tattoos

04-09-2019 In an announcement made public this 7 April 2019, Janvière Ndirahisha, Minister of Education reminds pupils, teachers and parents that pupils in primary and secondary schools have no right to have tattoos or put on things that may change their look. “Pupils with tattoos have no places in Burundian (...)