National exam starts with irregularities

06-10-2020 The national examination of ninth grade students in basic schools has started on 9 June across the country. The directors of some exam centers in Bujumbura city, say the examination is, in general, going well, except some few irregularities noticed at the beginning. “We started the work early in (...)

Over 92,000 ninth grade students to sit for national exam

06-09-2020 Déogratias Ninyibuka, Chairman of a Commission in charge of preparing the national exam in ninth grade of Basic Schools says the exam papers have been sent to the exam centers. “Over 92,600 students are expected to sit for the national exam scheduled from 9 to 11 June in 949 (...)

Gatumba: Ninth-grade students to do national exam despite enormous challenges

06-02-2020 Students from the ninth grade in Basic School of Gatumba area, recently flooded by Rusizi River, in Bujumbura province are preparing to sit for the national exam scheduled from 9 to 11 June. Solange Nelly Niyonkuru, a student at “Mushasha I” Basic School in Gatumba locality says she lost (...)

Learning level decreases in Burundi, parents are worried

01-25-2020 “The learning level is gradually decreasing in Burundi schools,” worries Edouard Ndikumasabo, the national representative of parents. It was on the occasion of the International Education Day celebrated on 24 January each year. He refers to the success rate of 14% in the national test of 2019. Ndikumasabo believes (...)

Two teachers’ unions appreciate CNIDH intervention over their concerns

01-15-2020 On behalf of two teachers’ union namely the General Union of Teaching Staff in Burundi -SEPEDUC and the Union of Professional Teachers in Burundi-SYGEPEBU, Egide Nkeshimana, and Deputy Chairman of SEPEDUC says their unions appreciate the step achieved by the National Independent for Human Rights- CNIDH. “The Commission has (...)

US Embassy to strengthen partnership with University of Burundi

12-06-2019 The US Ambassador to Burundi visited the University of Burundi on 5 December. The aim of the visit was to strengthen partnership with this university. “The US Embassy has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Burundi which is limited to English learning,” said Eunic Sharom Reddick, US (...)

Pupil died in northern Bujumbura due to teacher’s beatings

10-31-2019 A pupil of Carama Basic School in Kinama urban area in the north of Burundi died on October 28. Sources indicate that her death was caused by brutal beatings she received from her teacher. Defenders of the children’s rights condemn corporal punishment in school. Chadia Nishimwe, a 13-year-old girl (...)

High number of Burundian children don’t master reading, says PAADESCO coordinator

10-18-2019 In the context of the celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this October 17th, the PAADESCO project coordinator has said 42% of children under ten are not good at reading both in Kirundi and foreign languages. Béatrice Samandari, National Coordinator of the project aiming to (...)

Students from Ntare Rugamba University protest against school management

10-16-2019 First final year students of the bachelor’s degree program, in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Ntare Rugamba University made a sit-in on Tuesday, October 15 in front of the headquarters of the school establishment. They accuse the school management of refusing to give their academic documents. Fifty-three young (...)

Burundian girls encounter serious obstacles to complete studies

10-10-2019 «Burundian girls face a major challenge. They do not complete their studies and consequently they do not achieve effective development, “said Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs on the occasion of the World Girl Day celebrated on 9 October. In the same vein, Claudette Niyonzima, (...)