The Rwandan government has revealed that preparations to roll out digital education are in high gear as training of teachers and partnering with global agencies is in full swing.
By June this year, the government aims for 50 percent of all subjects to be taught online. Teachers from public institutions will each have a laptop so that they are able to grasp hands on skills as far as digital education is concerned.
The government has partnered with Microsoft for the project to offer digital education and incorporate technology into the country’s education sector by 2020.
The policy to embrace digital learning in the country was passed in 2016. learning institutions from primary to tertiary level are urged to embrace e-learning, distance and open learning. Nkubito Bakuramutsa, the ICT advisor to the Minister of Education notes that the policy’s aim is to provide nationwide coverage and transform the education system, especially at the primary and secondary level.
50,000 laptops have already been provided to public schools and 50 percent of the teachers in primary and secondary schools have access to these computers.