A delegation of members of the UK’s Parliament who are in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association visited a school that is being supported by Building Learning Foundations, a UKaid funded programme that aims to improve learning outcomes in English and Mathematics at lower primary education in Rwanda.
The parliamentarians who are led by Hon Liz McInees visited a rural school in Bugesera district to see how the United Kingdom is partnering with Rwanda to improve the quality of education.The parliamentarians observed a P2 English lesson at GS Kibungo located in Ntarama Sector.The parliamentarians were impressed by the way the teacher was engaging learners through some fun activities.
The visiting delegation is composed of five members of parliament from the House of Lords and the secretariat. Hon Liz McInees said that she was impressed by the way teachers are able to handle big number of classes and still make lessons fun and interesting.
“I was impressed by how the teacher uses teaching aides to differentiate colours for children. Even with the big number of children in his class, the teacher managed to engage all pupils in such an amazing way,BLF is doing an amazing job here.” Hon Liz McInees noted.
Kayijamahe Evariste the head teacher of GS Kibungo who was also selected to be a local leader of learning to support school improvement in his sector noted that teachers of English and Mathematics in his school are improving their teaching practice thanks to the self-study tool kits that were provided by Building Learning Foundations.
These he said include, two smart phones that were provided to his school, an SD card to every teacher as well as a printed book that contains self-study material that support a teacher to improve their teaching skills in maths and English. Building Learning Foundations is a programme of Rwanda Education Board that aims to improve learning outcomes for children in Mathematics and English in all 2800 primary schools in Rwanda.