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August 07, 2013

Rwanda

Rwanda: English mentors improve language in public schools

teach-English-in-RwandaIn order to improve English proficiency among teachers in Rwanda, the Rwanda Education Board (REB) is seeking to recruit 1,000 mentors from the East African region to work primarily with primary and secondary level teachers.

The deputy director general in charge of teacher development and management at REB, Damian Ntaganzwa explains, "We are still looking for qualified mentors to gradually increase model lessons and we hope to hit the target in this financial year. We have dispatched 930 mentors to primary and secondary schools in various parts of the country."

Three districts, Kicukiro, Gasabo and Nyarugenge, have already received mentors and the final recruitment of 70 more mentors is ongoing.

The English language school-based mentors are mainly from Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya where they are categorized in two groups-ordinary mentors and secondary mentors. This year REB targets 1,000 mentors, with 40% of them Rwandan. 940 ordinary mentors will be teaching and assisting teachers in their daily activities. 60 senior mentors will be in charge of coordinating and supervising the ordinary mentors on a daily basis.

Read the full story from AllAfrica.

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