Rwanda To Recruit 500 Zim Teachers By September

Zimbabwe is set to export nearly 500 teachers to Rwanda before September following the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two countries last year.

Speaking during the just-ended Zimbabwe Rwanda Trade and Investment Conference in Harare, Rwanda Education Board director Nelson Mbarushimana said the east African country had started recruiting Zimbabwean teachers.

“On the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last year for an exchange of education personnel from Zimbabwe, we have so far started recruiting and we will have 477 teachers coming from Zimbabwe in September this year,” he said.

“We have set up a recruitment committee specifically for this and the process is being done online.”

Government signed the MoU to pave the way for Kigali to recruit Zimbabwean teachers in December after Rwandan President Paul Kagame said there was a huge shortage of educators in his country.

Meanwhile, teachers are at loggerheads with the government over their demands for a US$540 salary, which the State says is beyond its capacity.

Government has suspended teachers who failed to report for duty  citing incapacitation since the beginning of this term.

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