The University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) has successfully released Teacher Training Colleges National examinations results 2014 edition. The exercise follows the College’s mandate to manage and coordinate the said colleges; a task which was formerly conducted by Rwanda Education Board (REB).
TTC students whose results were released
The results were announced during a press conference presided over by State Minister in charge of TVET Ing. Nsengiyumva Albert and brought together institutions involved in preparation and assessment of secondary schools; these include UR-CE, REB and WDA (Workforce Development Authority). With regards to TTC results, it was noted that only 506 among 4308 candidates who sat for examination failed to meet the required pass marks; this figure represents 12 percent. The private candidates form the majority in failure whereby a total of 506 who failed, 481 are private candidates.
Speaking to the press, Emmanuel Muvunyi, the Deputy director-general in charge of examinations at REB commended the job done in the preparations and supervision of exams. Muvunyi said that cases of malpractice have been reduced. He added that few cases identified pertain to individuals comparing to the previous year where some supervisors systematically found guilty of malpractice as well.
TTC laureates are expected to turn on the market labour to serve as primary school teachers while those who will fulfill scholarship requirements by the University of Rwanda will be enrolled for Higher Education most likely in the College of Education as an institution specializing in teacher Education.
Since the College of Education assumed TTCs responsibility, students’ skills were strengthened as they take three months of internship in primary schools. Language skills too were promoted and students are engaged in macro-teaching which is assessed during national exams.
In the course of 2014 TTC national examination, 382 candidates passed with distinction, 264 of them are male and 118 female. 2604 candidates got credits, consisting of 1181 male and 1181 female. The range of pass went down to 506 candidates including 117 male while 389 are female. The results can be accessed through online on the College’s website www.ce.ur.ac.rw