This Concept Note recommends the use of three strategies; specialization of teachers, reduction of core courses and doubles shifting, in order to reduce the costs and time to complete the roll out of Nine Years Basic Education in Rwanda.

This document makes the case that it will be necessary to use all the three strategies to ensure maximum benefit.

The document defines specialization of teachers as when teachers in primary and secondary specialize in specific subjects.

Specialization increases a school‟s flexibility to create their time tables which in turn allows them to reduce the number of teachers in primary 1 to 6. The extent to which a school can save on teachers is in part determined by the number of core courses.

To understand more on the 9YBE, please download the whole document here.

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