Twelve new curricula for TVET to be developed

Government together with industrial experts is developing new twelve new curricula for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) education system.

Under the ministry of Education (MINEDUC), the groups of the industrial experts together with the officials from affiliated bodies of ministry are developing the new curricula for the TVET education to improvement quality in training and subsequent production and widening access to TVET, which respond to the labor market needs.

The curricula that are under development include those for certificate III and IV in crop production,  for TVET certificate III in Food processing and technology, Animal health, Construction materials testing technology and in labour based road maintenance.

Among other curricula include TVET III in road construction plant operation, TVET IV in food processing and technology, in TVET diploma in crop production, TVET advanced diploma in crop production, TVET advanced diploma in animal health and TVET advanced diploma in agriculture and food processing.

Within two batches of workshops spread over a period of time from June 8th until the July 27th that are under way in Musanze district the curricula will be developed.    

The government of Rwanda has made Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) a priority. The mandate of Rwanda Polytechnic (RP) includes providing a strategic response to the skills development challenges facing the country across all the sectors of the country.

According to the government officials, in this regard, the ministry of education MINEDUC, In 2017 put in place Rwanda Education Qualifications Framework (REQF) as guiding tool that curriculum developers base on to develop the related improvement of quality in training and subsequent production and widening access to TVET which respond to the labor market needs.

In the same context, the success of the forthcoming operation of the World Bank-financed Skills Development Programme (SDP) that closed at the end of May 2016 whereby the project was rated satisfactory at closing and given the achievement of the SDP.

And leadership exercised in the region by the Rwandan government in the skills development agenda, world Bank has seen this as an opportunity to progress to the next level by developing a more comprehensive, innovative and results oriented approach to skills development in Rwanda. The choice of financing instrument in the Program for Results (PforR).

To this Rwanda Polytechnic (RP) is among the institutions that were selected to be supported in strengthening the skills development agenda. There is also a strong focus on achieving results in Rwanda and this skills development agenda. There is also a strong focus on achieving results in Rwanda and this operations will give greater emphasis on achieving key results under the government’s program.