Rwanda increases the salaries of primary school teachers by 88 percent
This is one of the country’s incentives targeted at boosting the lives of teachers.
Secondary school teachers’ compensation would be enhanced by 40% under these new adjustments, the country’s education ministry stated on its official Twitter page on Monday, August 1.
According to the communiqué, the net salary of certificate holders in the teaching profession would increase from 50,849 FRW (Ksh.5,856) to Ksh.11,010.
“Salaries for Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, and support personnel at public and government-aided schools have also been raised.” “These decisions will take effect with the payment of teacher salaries in August 2022,” the statement continued.
While Rwanda’s teachers’ wages have risen by 10% since March 2019, the country’s The New Times daily says that over 1000 teachers quit their profession each month in pursuit of better opportunities.
The proposed wage increase is part of a package that will include incentives to boost teacher welfare and raise educational quality at public and government-aided schools for general education and TVET.