Education
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Education ministry warns about illicit success in post basic schools

12-20-2018 In a press briefing held this Wednesday 19 December 2018, the spokesperson for the ministry of education has said students who have not passed the national test allowing them to go on with the post basic education should stop where they are and register in vocational schools as required (...)
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Cases of school dropout alarming among Muslims girls

12-19-2018 In a study conducted by the Alliance of Imams of the Northern Corridor for Humanitarian Development-AICNDH, Muslim girls are reported to drop out of school. Amina Léonie Baramfataniye, is a member of AICNDH and one among those who facilitated the inquiry in three provinces where there are more Muslim (...)
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Education Minister rewards first ten laureates of National Test, 2018 edition

11-17-2018 Among the ten-grade-nine laureates of the National Test, 2018 edition, who have been rewarded, seven are from “Lycée Saint Esprit”, one from “Lycée SOS”, one from Ngagara “Lycée of excellence” and the other one from “Lycée Makamba”. Each winner was given a lap-top Gianna Gateka Niyongabo from Lycée saint (...)
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Karurama I Basic School in Cibitoke faces large number of students

10-24-2018 Parents of students at Karurama I Basic School in Rugombo Commune of Cibitoke north-western province of Burundi denounce the large number of students in one class. At 9 a.m., pupils of grade 1 at Karurama Fundamental School are studying. The teacher struggles to teach the lesson prepared for the (...)
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Students from Lycée Cibitoke to pay part-time teachers

10-17-2018 Each student of Lycée Cibitoke in Cibitoke western province has to give BIF 3000 per term to pay part-time teachers. Jean Claude Pfukamahari, a student of 2nd year in pedagogy, says the decision of paying extra money for temporary teachers will improve their learning process. “There are some courses (...)
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Boarding schools, luxury for students from low-income families

10-09-2018 Kayanza High School has received fewer students attending boarding school than expected this school year. The increase in school fees has forced some parents to take their children to day-schools especially in communal high schools. “My parents are not able to pay school fees recently set for boarding schools (...)
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Three “failed” students who were allowed to pass likely to repeat class

09-28-2018 Ornella Ishime, a student who repeated 6th grade at Mugina Basic School (ECOFO Mugina) in Cibitoke Province says her three former classmates have moved to the next class while they had failed. “They paid money to have new school reports allowing them to be registered in 7th grade in (...)
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Former students at Buterere technical paramedical school seek assistance

09-25-2018 Former students from Buterere technical paramedical school ask the ministries of education and health to assist them in relation to their case. Seven among them were arrested this Monday 24 after they had staged a sit-in in front of headmaster’s office. Those students ask the director of this school (...)
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Burundi: Parents and students ready for new school year

09-07-2018 Since the education ministry has announced the date of the beginning of the new school year, parents and students hurry to buy school materials. Notebooks, uniforms, pencils, pens… are displayed in different places of the capital Bujumbura. Pasteur Bizimana, a seller in Bujumbura says parents and students often start (...)
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Parents plead for reopening of closed schools one week before new school year

09-05-2018 Following the decision of the ministry of education to close the fourth cycle (from 7th to 9th graders) of the fundamental school with poor performance a week before the new school year, parents say their children will not have way to study. Edouard Ndikumasabo, chairman of the national association (...)
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