CNIDH says the team of four Commissioners deplores pitiful conditions which undermine the right to education and health of these children. PHOTO| CNIDH
The Burundi National Independent Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) has called on stake holders to take swift action on the gruesome situation witnessed in some public schools in the country.
On Monday 16th 2019 a team from the Rights Commission made a visit to one of the schools located in Bujumbura (Ntahangwa Commune) where they say to have witnessed deplorable conditions in which pupils are going through.
“The team of four Commissioners of the CNIDH deplores these pitiful conditions which undermine the right to education and health of these children,” a statement read from the CNIDH.
CNDIH called for a concrete and urgent solution of actors involved in the sector and take appropriate measures, according to reports students barely have desks to sit on but rather left to sit on the floor while following lessons in their respective classes.
This comes with less than a month as students started their first term country wide, according to Burundi’s ministry of education there was an increase of 10% in the beginning of the 2019-2020 Academic year.
Burundi’s minister for Education Janvière Ndirahisha declined to comment on the reports of students being left to sit down on the floor while studying, as a result of lack of infrastructure in most of the public schools.