Education
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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 (...)
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Measure forbidding girls from going out after 6 pm being extended

03-29-2019 The administrator of Nyabiraba commune of Bujumbura Province issued on March 25 a statement forbidding girls from going out after six pm. Defenders of girls’ rights protest this decision saying it’s ‘discriminatory’. “Girls are not allowed to appear on the streets after 6 pm,” reads the statement issued on (...)
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Three universities and seven institutes temporarily suspended

01-11-2019 The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research released a ministerial ordinance prohibiting the registration of new students for the 2018-2019 academic year in three private universities and seven higher institutes. Gilbert Bécaud Njangwa, representative of one of the institutes suspended, says he is surprised by the decision made (...)
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Buterere Technical School legal representative arrested over education ministry accusations

12-28-2018 The legal representative of Buterere Technical School was arrested this December 25, 2018. The ministry of education accuses him of disappearing with the students’ files. Edouard Juma, spokesman for the ministry of education says Buterere Technical School legal representative disappeared during the investigation into the cheating case that occurred (...)
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Education ministry worried about high school dropouts

12-26-2018 Over 280.600 cases of dropouts are recorded at the national level during the 2017-2018 school year. The ministry of education is concerned about the phenomenon. Juma Edouard, spokesperson for the ministry of education, says the ministry has run a campaign to sensitize people to two phenomena that threaten the (...)