People

Rwanda

  • More Women Show interest in Parliamentary Positions in Rwanda

     The Rwanda National Electoral Commission  has said that  more  women  have shown interest in becoming members of Parliament.

    There are 326  women among the 537 candidates that have shown interest to contest in the election.

     This disclosure was made by the, Electoral Commission Chairperson,  Prof Kalisa Mbanda, who stated that this was an indication that there was gender balance in Rwanda.

    "It is good news that more women are vying for such high positions,"  Prof Mbanda noted.

    Women occupy 64 seats in the lower House and it is a constitutional requirement in the country that women should have 30 per cent of administrative positions.

    In addition, there are 24 exclusive women seats which are decided in indirect election.

    A total of 179 women have shown interest in the 24 seats reserved for  women.

     

    Three provinces, Eastern, Sothern and Western, have six women representatives while the Northern Province has four women representatives followed by the City of Kigali with two women, according to NEC.

    The Parliamentary election have been slated for September 3 and 4 and all the 80 seats in the Parliament   are to be vied for. 

  • Rwandan Govt. Begins ICT Education in Schools

    The Rwandan Government has  introduced Information and Communication Technology(ICT) education in schools in the country.

    The policy ''smart class rooms" seeks  to incorporate ICT into various aspects of the country's education system and reform teaching and learning systems.

    According to the Director General of Rwandan Education Board(REB),  Dr Irénée Ndayambaje, who made this known , recently, in  a training session for teachers on the use of ICT in schools in Kigali, the policy is also intended to  integrate technology in all education processes such as preparation, delivery of lessons, assessments, research among others.

    He stressed that the  target is to have  1,500 schools equipped with smart classrooms. Presently, only 645 schools are equipped in the country.

     

    Continue reading