Schools in Rwanda

Gross enrolment overall: 67.4% (2012)

Primary female–male ratio: 1.02:1 (2012)

Secondary female–male ratio: 1.07:1 (2012)

Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 59.3:1 (2012)

Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 22.9:1 (2012)

There are nine years of compulsory education starting at the age of seven. Primary school comprises six years and secondary six, with two cycles each of three years. The school year starts in January.

Some 35.6 per cent of pupils complete primary school (2011). In 2003 the government launched plans for a new school system with nine years of compulsory basic education. In October 2008 the government decided to change the medium of education from French to English.

Schools in Rwanda
FAWE Girls’ School
International School of Kigali
Kigali Independent School
Kigali International Community School
Lycée Notre dame de Cîteaux