From 28 November to 7 December 2022, Senators of the Committee on Social Affairs and Human Rights are conducting an oversight activity to evaluate the Government’s actions to prevent school dropout in twelve (12) years of Basic Education (12YBE).
Senator Umuhire Adrie, the Chairperson of the Committee on Social Affairs and Human Rights, said that the activity falls under one of the Senate’s mandates of monitoring the implementation of fundamental principles. Among them, is “building a State committed to promoting social welfare and establishing appropriate mechanisms for equal opportunity to social justice.” She added.
Throughout the oversight activity, three groups of Senators will be visiting 16 districts reported to have high numbers of dropouts, 2 districts with a smaller number of dropouts to learn about best practices and 3 districts of Kigali City.
The outreach activities will be followed by the meeting between the Committee on Social Affairs and Human Rights and the public institutions in charge of education on the central level. The findings and recommendations on the oversight will be tabled to the plenary sitting of the Senate. (End)