Participative and didactic approach is central to improvement of school management quality in Rwanda
Since 2003, VVOB Rwanda has been elaborating school management modules for directors, adjuncts, bookkeepers, secretaries and pedagogues of all secondary schools. In the 2011 revision of the school management modules, observations of directors, inspectors, teachers,... will be integrated, as they are the privileged witnesses in the process. Indeed, this participative method is necessary when you need to include the variety of school realities in the country. At the same time, posters and folders have been added to visualise the principles of good school management.
After these adaptations, the modules were presented to the Text Approval Committee (TAC). This service headed by the National Centre for the Development of Programmes (CNDP) evaluates all didactic materials that are applied nationwide. Their approval makes it possible to officially distribute all school management documents.
In 2010, 70% of the modules passed the TAC. They are now available on the website of MINEDUC. This way all Rwandan secondary schools are able to download the information they need. Curious? Have a look at: www.mineduc.gov.rw.
Programme Officer, VVOB Head Office, Belgium
Cathy Van Even
School Management Coordinator, VVOB Rwanda