History of Lycee De Kigali
In the beginning of the school, it was owned and controlled by the government of France. The France government constructed the school in 1974 having a vision of teaching sciences and admitting children citizens of France who lived in the country of Rwanda ratio of 1:4 and children citizens of Rwanda ratio 3:4.
It was structured to have 290 students both boys and girls, where 195 were boarders on condition they were boys.
The first 74 students that started with the school during the academic year of 1974-1975 studied the first term in ETO KICUKIRO currently known as KICUKIRO IPRC because buildings of Lycee de Kigali were not yet finished in construction.
Lycee de Kigali was officially inaugurated and launched as a school on 18th April 1975 by the minister of foreign affairs and minister of education of that time.
Students studied 7 years following France education program and system. After all they did also national exams of Rwanda.
During the academic year of 1979-1980,the education system changed, where students started following the education program and system of Rwanda by studying only 6 years like other students in Rwanda. Combinations offered that time were basically sciences in BIO-CHEMISTRY and MATHS-PHYSICS.
France government gave ownership and control of the school to the Rwanda government in 1984.From that time, the Rwanda government injected cash in the school. Before France government spent in about 6 million Rwandan francs of that time.
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