Rwanda to connect 3,000 schools by 2024

06 March 2023

The Rwandan government plans to provide internet access to around 3,000 schools by 2024.

Funding from China Exim Bank, worth US$30 million, will be used to connect at least 1,500 schools to the internet by next year. The rest of the schools will be connected as part of a US$200 million Rwanda Digital Acceleration Project supported by the World Bank.

This initiative is part of the ‘Smart Education’ project which aims to improve the ICT infrastructure of education in Rwanda by building an educational platform and establishing a system of dedicated networks. It also aims to provide “a solid foundation for digital education, the sharing of educational resources, the innovation of teaching methods and the improvement of the level of education of Rwandan citizens.”

Some 44.4% of Rwandan schools do not yet have internet access, accounting for around 3,000 schools out of the 6,756 schools in the country.