Music and Arts curriculum in pre-primary, Primary and Secondary schools

Where
Rwanda
When
2017
Who
Music and Arts curriculum in pre-primary, Primary and Secondary schools
Key objectives of the measure:
  • To help a learner acquire and develop the cultural values by promoting music and subject in schools.

  • To use Music and Arts to improve memory skills, retention and reasoning as well as enhance advancement in math skills, memory, literacy and in general overall intelligence

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Music education is included among the extra curriculum activities or compulsory non-examinable subjects. It is allocated at least one hour in the weekly timetable in government schools.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • Music, dance and drama make a strong impact on families, on diversity, and on integration. Students will:

  • Express ideas and emotions and feelings that they cannot express through language alone

  • Communicate fluently and effectively in at least one artistic discipline

  • Explain how world cultures have been historically influenced and shaped by the arts and understand the ways in which the arts contribute to contemporary life

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

 the Government budget

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Music
Performing Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation