DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF NESA WARNS HEADTEACHERS AGAINST INTERFERENCE IN PLACEMENT AND ORIENTATION.
Kigali, Rwanda – The National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) has embarked on an extensive nationwide awareness campaign aimed at shedding light on the National Examinations Process, with a primary focus on Placement & Orientation. During this exercise the Director-General of NESA Dr. Bernard Bahati warns headteachers against interference in placement and orientation. The campaign, which commenced on September 6th, 2023, is set to conclude today on September 8th, 2023.
In a significant development, the Director-General of NESA, during a gathering of Kigali city headteachers, reiterated NESA’s exclusive authority over the placement and orientation of students. The Director-General urged headteachers to refrain from interfering with NESA’s responsibilities and to allow the organization to execute its duties without hindrance.
“Some headteachers reported inaccurate placement numbers, allegedly to favor specific students of their choosing, you should not engage in such activities again in the future.” The Director-General of NESA Dr Bernard Bahati issued a stern warning against such practices.
Some of Education officers and Head Teachers said that they were not aware of the way the system operates but the campaign enlightened them on key issues to address in future.
“It takes time to rectify things but this will help us to explain how the selections, grading and placements were done especially when parents and students are not satisfied with the outcomes,” said Eugene Lambert Riziki, the Education officer in Kinyinya Sector, Gasabo district.
The nationwide awareness campaign aims to provide clarity and transparency regarding the National Examinations Process, particularly the crucial Placement & Orientation step. NESA is committed to fostering trust among stakeholders and ensuring that the process is conducted fairly and impartially.
Stakeholders, including headteachers, students, parents, and the general public, are encouraged to actively engage with NESA’s campaign. Information will be disseminated through various channels, including meetings with headteachers, media collaboration, social media outreach, and community engagement.
NESA’s comprehensive awareness campaign is poised to increase awareness, reduce misconceptions, promote informed decision-making, and enhance trust in the National Examinations Process. As the campaign unfolds, NESA remains dedicated to its mission of providing equitable and transparent education opportunities for all students.
Public Relation and Communications officer reports.