Government announces 10% salary increment for teachers

The decision  was approved by an extraordinary cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame this on 28th January 2019. 

The government will this year spend Rwf11 billion to cater for the 10 per cent salary increment for both primary and secondary school teachers, which was announced on Monday 28th January.

Mutimura said that teachers’ salaries will continue to be raised gradually if resources improve. He pointed out the significance of the pay rise, saying that among other benefits, it would increase the teachers’ chances of getting bigger loans

Government will  also waive repayment of studeny loans for a primary school teacher who teaches for three years after graduation.The same will be extended to a secondary school teacher who joins the profession and teaches for five years.

“Those who complete O’Level and spend three years studying from Teacher Training Colleges and eventually teach in primary schools will be given priority when it comes to scholarships and, besides scrapping their student loans if they agree to terms, we will give them scholarships to join university,” he said.