Amasomo, English|September 30, 2012 5:27 pm

Rwanda | Ruhango: Students in TVET asked to report irresponsible teachers

Rwanda | Students in a kitchen practicing what they learnt.

Students in a kitchen practicing what they learnt.

Students in TVET have been told if they are being examined by people who did not teach them, they should not get them scared but instead they should see it as one way that will help them fight for jobs that are on the market.

Students were asked this after being examined by people who never taught them since this year begun.

Workforce development authority [WDA], started this new programme this year of students not being examined by the people who taught them.

It said that they will get teachers from other schools to give them examinations especially the practical one.

This will help the students who may have fear wherever they go to look for the jobs on the market by installing self confidence in them.

“This will help the students especially when they get used to this programme since when they are examined by their teachers sometimes they never even go to class to study, “said James Rukundwa Nkundimana,the headmaster of Lycee de Ruhango.

 

Rwanda | The leadership of Lycee de Ruhango looking at WDA examining their students.

The leadership of Lycee de Ruhango looking at WDA examining their students.

The headmaster said these on 24th/09/2012, when teachers sent by WDA were at the school examining students who study Home Economics. They were doing their practical examination.

However, you find that when the students are doing these exams, they are scared since it’s a new programme.

Aimee Mpamo, one of the employees from WDA, and an examination observer of students in TVET, in Nyanza and Ruhango districts, said that “its like this system is just starting but in future students will not even do exams from the schools they study from. They will instead be taken to organizations that do what they studied to do them. This will help them build self confidence in them even when they go out to the market”.

He adds on that the big reason for this new system of students being examined by teachers, who never taught them in the government exam, is to add value to TVET since it was losing it.