Governance in Rwanda
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The Ministry of Education in Rwanda is responsible for lifelong education and training, and coordinates provision between the government, donors, churches, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the communities. Rwanda is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA), an intergovernmental organisation that assists with facilitating knowledge exchange between the top East African higher education institutions on issues of quality assurance and standards in technical, industrial, vocational and business training institutions. Direct government bodies that oversee standards in the sector in Rwanda include: the Division of Construction and Equipment, which sets standards for classroom and school construction; the National Examination Council, which sets standards for grades and progression to the next stage of education; the Department of Planning, which implements and monitors standards on system performance indicators; and the General Inspectorate of Education, which inspects and advises on standards adherence and compliance.
Ministry of Education
Tel: +250 788 642 965
Minister: Prof Silas Rwakabamba
Permanent Secretary: Sharon Haba
Public spending on education was 4 per cent of GDP in 2012.
The aim of the national Vision 2020 is to transform Rwanda into a middle-income country in which people are healthier, better educated, more prosperous and united. An important goal of the Vision is comprehensive human resources development, encompassing education, health and ICT skills. The Vision came out of a national consultative process conducted between 1997 and 2000. These discussions and debates involved Rwandans from all walks of life and all sectors.
The Ministry of Education’s strategic priorities include abolishing school fees, establishing gender equity, promoting universal primary education and reducing year-repeats and drop-outs.
Rwanda qualified for the World Bank’s Fast Track Initiative – known since September 2011 as the Global Partnership for Education – which is aimed at meeting the education Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All goal that by 2015 all children complete a full cycle of primary education. Under the initiative, developing countries have committed to designing and
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