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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Date:13/10/2020

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Early October 2020, the Ministry of Education said only six universities have been confirmed to reopen fully since mid-October 2020.

All students will participate in online or physical education in their classrooms, while other universities will be allowed to reopen with only finalist students returning to their studies to complete their academic courses.

The gradual reopening aims to ensure space between students, to ensure that physical distance is observed and to fight the spread of COVID-19. The schools will be reopened gradually following the in-depth assessment carried out by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru ”( Club de la  Presse) of this Sunday 11-10-2020 broadcasted in synergy by ten radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on“ The reopening of schools and universities respecting the measures  against  Covid-19 ”

Invitees:

1. Dr. Obed NIYIKIZA / Analyst

2. Dr. Théoneste NDIKUBWIMANA / MINEDUC

3. Dr. Callixte KABERA / UTB

Dr. Theoneste NDIKUBWIMANA / MINEDUC: He said that universities that are fully authorized to reopen by all students attending physical education in the classroom or online are mostly the International Universities operating in Rwanda saying that they found that they have all the standards required by MINEDUC and MINISANTE to start because they usually teach a few students who can come to the institute or use technology as most were used to do even before covid-19

While all other universities in Rwanda that were visited; only 5 were eligible to resume their courses but from the final year of graduation, the other categories will resume courses using ICT technology.

Other universities and higher education institutes will be allowed to reopen, but only third, fourth and fifth year finalist students will be given priority to finalize their academic courses for students to ensure that social distancing guidelines are respected.

Dr.Kabera pointed out that it is good news that the University will be allowed to resume classes, indicating that they have fulfilled the requirements of HEC including teaching using technology, showing covid-19 protection measures to students, including sitting arrangement, readiness to pay teachers salaries etc.

Dr. Obed expressed concern that many Universities are required to use technology that is not in line with the capabilities of Universities and Students because many of the students do not have the financial means to follow online courses, and the teachers are not able monitor students and know those who   attend properly, which could result to poor quality of education

The audience participated in this talk show especially students and parents said that it will be difficult for students to go back to school due to financial effects of covid-19. The proposed to the government to remember students from closed universities who don’t have where to continue their studies.

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