The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) this week unveiled 49 classrooms built in partnership with Gasabo district for five schools, in a welcome development which will boost the education sector.

According to KT Press, the schools include, “Nkuba of Kinyinya sector (3 rooms), Nngara of Bumbogo (6 rooms), Nyarutrama of Remera (12 rooms), Gatunga of Nduba (16 rooms) and Fawe Girls Schools of Gisozi (12)”.

Rwanda has experienced many challenges in attempts to improve the quality of its education system. Several issues such as the quality or standards of teachers, lack of facilities and resources still affect the education system.

While Rwanda has made commendable strides towards achieving near universal access to primary education, the net enrolment rate for secondary school remain low, at  33 percent in 2013. The construction of new classroom facilities will improve access to education and boost enrolment levels.

One of the newly built blocks Photo: KT Press

One of the newly built blocks Photo: KT Press

The gesture by the country’s defence forces is laudable. The RDF has over the years been involved in several projects with various partners. The projects have benefitted the public and these have included the construction of bridges, health facilities, and repairing rural roads, amongst other community-based initiatives.

In 2014, the RDF Reserve Force was involved in the construction and renovation of over 123 houses. The new houses were handed to genocide survivors in Gisagara and Nyauruguru districts.

Members of Rwanda Defence Forces working during Umuganda Photo: Rwandapedia

Members of Rwanda Defence Forces working during Umuganda Photo: Rwandapedia

Source: KT Press