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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Use English confidently, teacher told

Teachers have been encouraged to intensively use English and improve their confidence in its application in their daily activities.

This was noted by Dr.John Rutayisire, the Director General of Rwanda Education Board, who called upon teachers to put more effort in the use of English language.

In line with the government policy of empowering its personels with capacity building, about 500 English based mentors have been posted in different public schools to train teachers in the use of English in and outside of the classrooms and even in the school environs.

However, it is reported that these mentors are not respected where they have been appointed as English mentors.

In an interview with IGIHE, Dr. Rutayisire urged school leaders and vice mayors in charge of Education in Districts to be responsible for the ongoing program and ensure its progress.

He added that schools should establish internal regulations and mechanisms which give value to English language. Dr. Rutayisire encouraged teachers to be self confident while conducting lessons and feel that no one will laugh at them when using English.

Mr. Kamugisha J. Marc is a school based mentor at G S Kinyinya.
He says some teachers are reluctant to use English, However, he is expecting teachers to be equipped with necessary skills in English if they are to follow this program effectively.

Source: Igihe

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