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History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary EducationTEACHING PROFESSION

Official Country Name: Rwandese Republic
Region: Africa
Population: 7,229,129
Language(s): Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili (Swahili)
Literacy Rate: 60.5%
Academic Year: September-June
Number of Primary Schools: 1,710
Compulsory Schooling: 6 years
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 1,104,902
  Secondary: 94,586
  Higher: 1,987
Teachers: Primary: 18,937
  Secondary: 3,413
  Higher: 331
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 58:1

Teacher training begins with the second cycle of secondary education. Training occurs in Primary Teachers' Colleges. The government is striving to open teachers' colleges in each prefecture. Religious and private schools also continue to train teachers. The rapid expansion of the educational system has led to a shortage of teachers at all levels.

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