Prepared for Pascaline S. | Delivered February 13, 2020
Rwanda Higher Education
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To find how many university seats are available in Rwanda and how many students sit the advanced general certificate of secondary education exams.
Rwanda has one public university and around
private universities and polytechnics around the country.
For 2017-18, the University of Rwanda had
Year 1 students out of 28,609 total students. This means 6,294 seats were available to school leavers in Rwanda.
The entity in charge of administering the exams is the
Rwanda Education Board
. While the Board has released primary exam results, there is nothing published on their website about how many students sat the advanced examinations.
The exams are sometime referred to as "
". One news story stated that in 2017,
sat their A-Levels, up from 41,719 the year before.
However, another news story states that in 2017,
say their A-Levels with 36,493 achieving a pass. This is a 89.55% pass rate.
The proportion of passers for girls (
) is generally better than that for boys (44.96%).
states that in 2019, 51,291 students sat their A-Levels.