Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Rwanda : MPs commend new reforms in TVET

MPs commend new 300x192 Rwanda : MPs commend new reforms in TVET
The parliamentary Committee on Education, Technology, Culture and Youth tour the TVET
Expo 2012
The parliamentary Committee on Education, Technology , Culture and Youth led by its president Agnes Mukazibera on Monday November 6, 2012 met with WDA and PSF top management to discuss current reforms and challenges in TVET. The meeting coincided with the second TVET Expo taking place at the Gikondo Expo Grounds.
Mukazibera and her team commended efforts made in transforming TVET in Rwanda especially on new developments which include the introduction of the Rwanda TVET Qualification Framework (RTQF), Competence-based curricula and assessment, Industrial attachment Program, Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centers (IPRCs) to mention but a few.
The MPs however, noted that more efforts are needed in creating awareness on the Importance of TVET to the general public.
Jerome Gasana the director general of WDA said that they are planning to introduce the TVET levy which is still under consultations from stakeholders and the centers meant for Training of Trainers (TOT) will be established in various parts of the country.
The need to change some TVET schools which do not operate under the set-up requirements by WDA was also highlighted in this meeting
Hannington Namara the CEO of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) explained how TVET is being enhanced through empowering the population with entrepreneurship capacity, changing people’s mind-set towards making good business especially among youth and women.
In his presentation, the director of partnership with WDA Didier Munezero showed how new reforms in TVET are targeting to transform Rwanda into a middle class economy.
He cited out key development priority sectors incorporated in TVET which include ICT, Hospitality and Tourism, Film industry, Mining, renewable energy,  construction, etc
The MPs expressed happiness about the existing partnership between WDA and PSF that promotes skills development but noted the need to carry out a massive campaign that will enable people realize how TVET can speed up Rwanda’s economic development.
The 2012 TVET Expo  brought together over 200 exhibitors from various private companies, TVET  institutions  in Hospitality and Tourism sectors, construction and building services, ICT, Technical manufacturing and services, agriculture and food processing, Art and craft, beauty and esthetics, renewable energy and water management.


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