Call for paper presentation on best practices on Career Guidance and Counseling Services in secondary schools

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Background

Education is a critical investment in Rwanda’s future growth and development. A key goal of EDPRS II is to strengthen the relevance of education and training to meet labour market demands.  While innovation projects in education are working to improve the quality of basic education, a gap has existed in preparing learners to plan for careers from an early age which has caused a miss-match between education products and the labour market. To this end the Ministry of Education committed to develop a sustainable Career Guidance System that will enable targeting human resource needs for the national development thus an awareness and consultative workshop is being organised to bring together different stakeholders and key education development partners on March 15th, 2019 at Lemigo hotel, Gasabo District from 8:00am.

Rationale for the call for paper

In keeping with the workshop’s overall theme, “Importance and Need for Career Guidance and Counseling program and how it can be implemented successfully in Rwandan Schools”, Rwanda Education Board (REB) would like to invite interested candidates to present papers on the best practices during a one day workshop scheduled to take place on March 15th, 2019 at Lemigo hotel, Gasabo District from 8:00am.

Open Session will focus on “How Career Guidance and Counseling Program can be effectively implemented in schools, to empower students, enhance learning, and make appropriate education and  career choices, and what this might mean for students in terms of their interests, skills and attitude/work values”.

The objective of this call is that REB seeks contributions that illustrate the different ways in which Career Guidance and Counseling services in Rwanda can be effectively and impactful implemented. We encourage professionals across the region and the globe to submit proposals for papers on a topic of their choice relating to the theme.

Selection of papers will be based on;

  • The Papers should be in English and the presenter will be allowed to present using both English and Kinyarwanda for the case of Rwandan candidates;
  • 10 minutes will be allowed for 2 best and selected authors to make presentation of their paper in the workshop;
  • The presenter must be willing to accommodate him/herself fully. This means REB will not provide any financial support to presenters other than workshop refreshments.
  • The successful presenters will be informed whether they have been selected by March 5th, 2019;
  • Presenters’ Biography and Papers/content can be sent not later than March 1st, 2019 for screening; and can be sent to:

Emailhumurerwa@reb.rw (0788441922) and efixer20@gmail.com


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