Don Bosco Gatenga TVET School has set a new strategic plan for advanced technical and vocational education. This was announced by the management of the school. The idea of the modernization of technical education at the Don Bosco Gatenga TVET school came as an answer to the Rwandan Government’s education policy which stipulates that by 2024,
at least 60% of the students who have completed the “O level“ join “Technical and Vocational Education and Training” (TVET) schools. Father Innocent Gatete, Director of Don Bosco Gatenga TVET School explains : “We decided to upgrade our trades with modern equipment to enable quality teaching during practical assignments”. He said that in previous years, the trainees after training completion were offered certificates signed by the school but today they receive Secondary School diplomas (A Level) signed by the Ministry of Education. "In the past, people thought that Gatenga Technical School serves as a place where street children are brought to do sports and get remedial courses . But that's not true, here we have a Technical School, we have a lot of graduates who were formed here, some are in public service, others have created their own jobs. We really encourage young people to join our technical school because we promote quality education and we have experience in providing technical education ; we have qualified instructors who guide students to be able to respond to the labor market situation,” Father Gatete added.
At Don Bosco Gatenga TVET School, students register in different trades of their choice including Construction (Masonry), Electricity, Plumbing, ICT, Electronics, Welding, Carpentry, Culinary arts and Water and Wastewater Management.
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