January 28, 2021

Group of Teachers Petition Parliament Over Questionable Recruitment Process

Trustworthy and indepth news stories are more important now than ever.
Support our newsroom by MAKING A CONTRIBUTION HERE
A teacher attends to children at a local school. The petitioners to Parliament say they need redress

A group of people with university qualifications for education have written to Parliament seeking for review of process that led to recruitment of 24,600 new teachers.

The Rwanda Education Board (REB), the education ministry agency that has until recently been handling the process, announced January 11 that it had completed allocation of new teachers to primary and secondary schools.

The recruitments were meant to plug the whole of teachers partly needed after the construction of more than 22,000 new classrooms countrywide ahead of start of school this January. With new classes, it meant there were more student rooms that needed teachers.

However, a group of five (5) people who say they possess university qualifications for education claim they identified serious anomalies with the process used to select those new teachers, as well specific cases of those included yet do not meet the set requirements.

In their letter, they say during the advertisement of the recruitment, REB had indicated that qualified teachers already on the education ministry “waiting list” would get first priority.

But then, they wonder how they themselves who were already in the database were left out, and instead new candidates considered. They say they have individual examples of such cases.

The disgruntled group also claims there are recruited teachers who had less marks on the qualification transcripts compared to some of them (petitioners), but they still qualified for inclusion in the recruitment.

The other issue they affected group raises is that there are recruited teachers who were allocated exorbitant marks which they did not have. For example, there is a teacher who is recorded as having obtained 98% marks “yet not such mark has ever been attained world over”, says the complaining lot.

The team also says among the newly recruited teachers includes teachers who do not possess the required qualification in education, yet they themselves who are petitioning Parliament do have university degrees in education.

In a submission to a joint session of Parliament on December 1 last year, Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente announced that part of the policy options government had adopted to deal with low quality of education, is to add more teachers.

As a result, government would hire an additional 28,748 teachers to add on the 64,480 in place before. He said the recruitments were ongoing, referring to the REB process.

The Prime Minister also announced a raft of incentives which government had introduced, and that more were in the works, to encourage people to take up teaching as a profession even up to PhD.

However, in their petition letter to Parliament, the disgruntled group highlighted above, say they have lost confidence that their case will ever be solved since they have also written to President Paul Kagame’s office but their issue remains.

We can't do quality journalism without your support

Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue are declining, The Chronicles remains committed to "Serving Your Right To Know The Truth". Stand with us as we document Rwanda's remarkable journey for you and the future generation. Do you value our journalism? We can't do it without you. Show us with your support by CONTRIBUTING HERE.
Email your news TIPS to info@chronicles.rw or WhatsApp +250788351327.
You can also find us on Signal


  1. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never
    found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net
    will be much more useful than ever before.

  2. These are really fantastic ideas in on the topic of blogging.
    You have touched some fastidious points here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  3. Simply wish to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is just excellent and i can assume you
    are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me
    to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the
    enjoyable work.

  4. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for great info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  5. hello there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical points using
    this website, since I experienced to reload the site lots of times previous to I
    could get it to load properly. I had been wondering
    if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading
    instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content.

    Make sure you update this again very soon.

  6. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting
    a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have
    done a wonderful job!

  7. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is required to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% sure.
    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  8. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your
    articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything.
    However think about if you added some great visuals
    or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content
    is excellent but with images and video clips,
    this site could undeniably be one of the best in its
    field. Amazing blog!

  9. I know this web site offers quality based articles or reviews and other stuff, is there any other web page
    which gives such stuff in quality?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *