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  • Newspaper

    Over 2,032 primary school books stolen

    Rwanda

    Press

    Daniel Sabiiti - The Monitor

    A total of 2,032 primary school books have been stolen in Muhanga District between December 19 last year and February 3. The books were stolen by unidentified people and are suspected to be on sale in Muhanga and Kigali City.

  • Newspaper

    Unaccredited Unilak defies ministry order

    Rwanda

    Press

    Ignatius Ssuuna - The New Times

    The university "Laique Advantiste de Kigali" (Unilak) has defied a directive from the Education ministry requiring it to submit academic credentials of recruited lecturers for verification. According to sources in the ministry, the university leadership continues to recruit students. Unilak secured a provisional license but the ministry nevertheless refused to grant it the degree-awarding accreditation, citing lack of capacity to provide quality education.

  • Newspaper

    RNEC Unveils Crackdown on 'Academic Fraudsters

    Rwanda

    Press

    Innocent Gahigana - The New Times

    The Rwanda National Examinations Council (RNEC) has stepped up efforts to crack down on academic fraudsters. The organisations will have to pass academic testimonials of all applicants to RNEC for scrutiny before they select the competent employees.

  • Newspaper

    Rwanda: Transparency Rwanda gives education good marks

    Rwanda

    Press

    Jean-Christophe Nsanzimana - Rwanda Focus

    Transparency International Rwanda (TI-Rw) has released a report according to which the funds allocated to the 9-years basic education program (9YBE) have been used effectively. However, the report identified delays in disbursement and non-respect of ministerial order guidelines.

  • Newspaper

    Rwanda: Forgery hurting city education

    Rwanda

    Press

    Stephen Mugisha - The New Times

    Falsification of report cards to obtain admission into private schools in Kigali is listed as one of the major challenges hampering education quality. Speaking during an education workshop organised by Kigali City Council, an education activist from Power in Education, a local civil society organisation, revealed that a recent survey indicated that over 100 students in various city schools used forged report cards to obtain admission.

  • Newspaper

    Why 2015 registered an increase in exam malpractices, absenteeism

    Rwanda

    Press

    Solomon Asaba - The New Times

    For the past three years, the Rwanda Education Board (REB) has not ranked schools when releasing results of national examinations. Their reason is simple – ranking increases unnecessary pressure and competition in schools, which promotes malpractices. Surprisingly, in the just released national examinations for primary and ordinary level, an increase in exam malpractices was spotted. In Primary Six alone, cases rose by an eye watering 80.4 per cent to 455, up from 89 reported cases in 2014.

  • Newspaper

    Teacher arrested over forgery of academic reports

    Rwanda

    Press

    - The New Times

    Police in Kayonza District are holding a teacher of Groupe Scolaire Kabare in Ngoma District for allegedly selling forged academic report cards to students. The teacher was arrested on Wednesday in Karambi Cell of Murundi Sector, while his accomplices are still at large.

  • Newspaper

    Ombudsman outlines plans to intensify corruption fight

    Rwanda

    Press

    Eugene Kwibuka - The New Times

    Following last month’s report by Transparency International, which ranked Rwanda as the fourth least corrupt country in Africa, The New Times spoke to the country’s Chief Ombudsman to make sense of current efforts against corruption. She says Rwanda can do more to fight corruption, starting by educating those who are still young by including values of integrity on the curriculum for primary schools. Teaching the right values to young people is key in fighting against corruption and it is in line with the country’s anti-graft policy.

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