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Rwanda Ministry of Education has announced that the ongoing countrywide classroom construction programme is at an advanced level.
According to the Statement by the Ministry, “The ongoing countrywide school construction of the Rwanda Quality Basic Education for Human Development project phase 1 is at 81% on single story classrooms, 85% for latrines and 45% for G+1.”
The statement further reads, the construction is being funded jointly by both the government with a contribution worth Rwf86 billion, as well as the World Bank’s credit financing worth US$200 million (around Rwf180 billion) that was signed last year.
The project is aimed to curb overcrowding and long distances travelled by students going to and returning from schools.
It is reported that US$126 million is reserved for the component of reducing overcrowding, the rest of the funds from the World Bank are allocated to other activities like training of teachers and construction of TTC schools.
Meanwhile, of the total 22,505 classrooms, 17,414 will be for primary schools, 3,591 for secondary schools and remaining 1,500 classrooms will be for nursery schools.
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