Needs Assessment meeting on Enhancement of ICT integration in Education in Rwanda

When, local time: 
Monday, 6 February 2017 - 8:00am to Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Rwanda, Kigali
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du Toit, Adviser for Communication & Information UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, j.dutoit@unesco.org, +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566

UNESCO is organizing a needs assessment meeting of ICT professionals in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting aims at equipping participants with knowledge and skills on E-assessment to selected teachers. It will also help enhance ICT integration in Education and the use of electronic assessment methodologies in Rwanda. This is anchored within the context of Rwanda ICT in Education Master Plan 2015-2020 that states that schools should “switch to electronic assessment techniques as infrastructure and connectivity is deployed in schools.”
During the workshop, participants will be able to reflect on the existing primary and secondary school curriculum and the implications for making use of e-assessment methodologies within the framework of the new curriculum, draw a consensus on what is needed in regards to school infrastructure in order to facilitate the implementation of e-assessment methodologies, discuss the competencies required for principals/ head teachers/ teachers to implement e-assessment/blended assessment methodologies, discuss and review suggestions for e-assessment/blended assessment methodologies in close cooperation with 30 curriculum developers from Rwanda Education Board (REB) and ICT professionals/international partners and recommend an implementation plan to roll-out e-assessment/blended assessment in all primary and secondary schools in Rwanda.

This workshop is part of UNESCO’s Korean Republic Funds-in-Trust funded project (2016-2018) themed: “ICT Transforming Education in Africa” that aims at building the capacity of pre and in-service primary and secondary teachers to provide quality education, through improving their skills to integrate ICT in education and using electronic assessments.