Today, Mr. Marcel SEBAHIRE, the Head of Education and Youth in the EAR Shyogwe Diocese, launches the 2021 Diocesan mock exams at Groupe Scholaire Shyogwe Church School in Muhanga District. After this official launch, the head of the education department will continue to G.S Saint Etienne School, also in Shyogwe.
These mock exams help 1,536 secondary school students who are completing the Ordinary Level (the first three years of secondary education) and 2,026 primary school leavers to effectively get prepared for the National examinations which will be taken in mid-July. Currently, Shyogwe Diocese runs 33 primary and secondary schools and one technical University College. One of the Pillars of Shyogwe Diocese is “education” and to keep this pillar strong, the Diocese is determined to do a great job to help its schools achieve quality in education. The Diocese also seeks to instil Christian values in its learners to help them have “a healthy soul in a healthy body”.
This year, the covid-19 pandemic has slowed down all activities from all angles and sectors. The students in Rwanda stayed locked down for nearly a year and this lockdown has hindered them from getting enough time to do their studies. The Diocesan educators put in an incomparable effort to help the learners catch up with their lessons and we believe that this mock exam will also provide further help to ensure that students are ready for the National examinations and give them a better chance of success.
A huge thank you to the Right. Revd. Dr. KALIMBA Jered, the Bishop of Shyogwe Diocese for his visionary leadership to keep the Diocese thriving and especially to empower the education pillar as he is an educator by profession.
By Sebahire Marcel