ADF Delegation pays visit to WDA, pledges support to TVET in Rwanda

 

On Thursday 12/09/2019 Workforce Development Authority received a delegation from French Development Agency (AFD) that pledged support to TVET in Rwanda.

The AFD delegation included Mr. Laurent Cortese- AFD Deputy Head of Education Division, TVET and Employment, Mrs. Morgane Beaudouin- AFD Project Officer for the Education Sector and Ms. Noémie Métais, AFD Project Officer.

The aim for their visit was to establish and identify ways in which to move forward with developing a project within the education sector.

They especially discussed partnership in supporting TVET in Rwanda.

They also learnt about Rwanda Education Qualification Framework (REQF) and TVET System in Rwanda for which they discussed partnership in skills development.

Eng. Pascal Gatabazi, the Director General of WDA explained to the delegation about TVET system in Rwanda in terms of journey from establishment towards sustainable economy.

The Director General WDA also explained to  the delegation the new mandate of WDA which include: Setting standards, quality assurance and accreditation.

He told them that Rwanda TVET Qualifications Framework includes qualification type from level 1 to level 7 noting that TVET areas of focus include competence Based Curricula, training of trainers, TVET infrastructure development and workplace learning.

He said that the priority economic sector for TVET in Rwanda look at hospitality and tourism, construction and building services, agriculture and food processing, technical serving and assembling, manufacturing, clean and sustainable energy, mining  and mineral process, water resources management, beauty and aesthetics, film making, arts and crafts as well as ICT.

Enrollment projection in TVET shows that government targets that 60 per cent of total students from basic education to be enrolled in TVET schools by 2024 from 32 per cent in 2018.

Speaking during the discussions, Morgane Baudouin the Project officer of AFD said they have different projects in education sector that can support Rwandans e in TVET especially in basic education.

He noted that they have financing projects that can provide grants and loans.

AFD is the implementing agency of different development-oriented interventions that France is engaged with globally.

It funds, supports and accelerates the transitions to a fairer and more sustainable world. Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance.

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