Burundian officials on Thursday announced a plan to increase the number of schools that are open to all students, including those from those living in refugee camps.
The new measures were announced as the country braces for a typhoon that could make a massive impact on the capital, Accra.
The government has already started to deploy thousands of police officers and soldiers to the capital Accra to help prepare for the typhoon.
President Paul Kagame has promised to provide 100,000 beds for those who need them, but the plan is far from certain to succeed.
Kagame, a longtime ally of the U.N.-backed government in the north, has said he will not give up power in the country.