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ICT in Education, Rwanda Theoneste MUTSINDASHYAKA Minister of State in charge of Primary & Secondary Education 20th May 2008
Primary: Grade 1-6 2.15 Million Children in 2370 schools 31,037 teachers Rwanda: Reality & Challenges 9.2 Million P opulat...
<ul><li>The present ESSP is the forth update </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging priorities of the nine year basic education policy...
ICT as a tool for  Teaching – Leaning in achieving the ESSP…
<ul><li>National Information & Communication Infrastructure Plan 2006-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (10 PCs /school)...
Going forward …
<ul><li>Teacher involvement  </li></ul><ul><li>ICT in Education as an integral part of teachers’ pedagogy and  </li></ul><...
How OLPC can assist in achieving the ESSP and Critical Success factors?
<ul><li>The idea and ambition is very appreciable </li></ul><ul><li>Packaged with all possible features – Specific to hard...
<ul><li>Rwanda is looking for XO laptops for both children and Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Is the same configuration is good...
Monitoring Power availability Computer uptime Languages and  trained teachers  Some other challenges… Infrastructure cost ...
Let us leverage the potential of ICT to enhance the quality of learning in Rwanda – of course  with your support… Thank you
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Global Panel: Rwanda (Theoneste Mutsinsashtyaka)

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OLPC Country Workshop, May 20, 2008.
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  1. 1. ICT in Education, Rwanda Theoneste MUTSINDASHYAKA Minister of State in charge of Primary & Secondary Education 20th May 2008
  2. 2. Primary: Grade 1-6 2.15 Million Children in 2370 schools 31,037 teachers Rwanda: Reality & Challenges 9.2 Million P opulation, 26,340 sq.km land area 12.4% land with forests Literacy level is 64.9%, GDP of USD 2.5 billion Annual GDP growth of 5-6% Trilingual system Kinya-rwanda / French / English Teacher student ratio of 1:74 in primary Net enrolment of 10% in secondary education and 1.7% in tertiary Gender ratio is a concern at Tertiary level (girls to boys ratio of 0.4) Primary: Grade 1-6 2 Million Children in 2323 schools Secondary: Grade 7-12 0.266 Million Children in 643 schools 12,103 teachers Teacher student ratio of 1:22 in secondary <ul><li>Shortage of qualified Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of printed books </li></ul><ul><li>Only 39% completes primary </li></ul><ul><li>education </li></ul><ul><li>45.3% population is less than </li></ul><ul><li>15 years of age </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The present ESSP is the forth update </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging priorities of the nine year basic education policy is; </li></ul><ul><li>integration of science and technology </li></ul><ul><li>ESSP is focused to contribute the economic development and </li></ul><ul><li>poverty reduction (EDPRS) </li></ul><ul><li>It underpins the concepts of universal access and equity </li></ul><ul><li>The ESSP is derived from the long term strategy and financial </li></ul><ul><li>framework (LTSFF) </li></ul><ul><li>We will continue to work with our partners to ensure we provide </li></ul><ul><li>a world-class education system for all persons in Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>ESSP as the way ahead for education development in Rwanda – </li></ul><ul><li>All stakeholders use as a first point of reference </li></ul>Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2006-10 Science and technology in education is emerging as a key priority area
  4. 4. ICT as a tool for Teaching – Leaning in achieving the ESSP…
  5. 5. <ul><li>National Information & Communication Infrastructure Plan 2006-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (10 PCs /school) deployed in 400 secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity is being established – 83 schools connected so far </li></ul><ul><li>3000 teachers training in partnership with Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>GIS pilot initiative started in 10 schools in partnership with ESRI </li></ul><ul><li>NePAD e- Schools initiative in 6 schools </li></ul><ul><li>OLPC pilot in one primary school </li></ul><ul><li>EMIS packaged in being developed </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue initiated with many partners for “ICT in Education” </li></ul><ul><li>MoU signed with GeSCI (founded by UN ICT Task Force) and the </li></ul><ul><li>advisor for ICT in Education has moved into Rwanda (recently) </li></ul>Efforts initiated by MoE … The Educational Management Development is another key priority area
  6. 6. Going forward …
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teacher involvement </li></ul><ul><li>ICT in Education as an integral part of teachers’ pedagogy and </li></ul><ul><li>classroom process </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Government / partner resources </li></ul><ul><li>Prescribed infrastructure, hardware and power availability </li></ul><ul><li>Process guidance, ongoing support and teacher development </li></ul><ul><li>Digital learning material (relevance, quality & quantity) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Research and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships… </li></ul>Addressing the critical factors…
  8. 8. How OLPC can assist in achieving the ESSP and Critical Success factors?
  9. 9. <ul><li>The idea and ambition is very appreciable </li></ul><ul><li>Packaged with all possible features – Specific to hardware </li></ul><ul><li>The video and photo clarity is good </li></ul><ul><li>Compact, good looking and less weight </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive capital cost (If it is sold at USD 100/- Per Laptop) </li></ul><ul><li>Meets most of the Environmental & Regulatory requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Focused to support education </li></ul><ul><li>Dual operating system compatibility – News from BBC News on </li></ul><ul><li>May 15, 2008 </li></ul>Positives of OLPC Dual operating system at an additional cost of US$ 10/-per OLPC
  10. 10. <ul><li>Rwanda is looking for XO laptops for both children and Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Is the same configuration is good enough for the teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to install server in the school / classrooms? </li></ul><ul><li>Battery back up – Enhancing the duration of back up </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing the breakage/hardware failure/software problems </li></ul><ul><li>Service back up at the filed level including components and AMC </li></ul><ul><li>The framework for ICT integration and classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>OLPC hangs if the children open couple of applications together </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability of open source OS and support services </li></ul><ul><li>Training and capacity building – teachers & administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular and Co-Curricular content in Regional Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrading / replacement and electronic waste disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility collaborating with other partners… </li></ul>Discussion points… Almost 50% of the “OLPC” is not functioning in the pilot school
  11. 11. Monitoring Power availability Computer uptime Languages and trained teachers Some other challenges… Infrastructure cost The Physical Geography for access and service is an another challenge
  12. 12. Let us leverage the potential of ICT to enhance the quality of learning in Rwanda – of course with your support… Thank you
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