The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has announced that it will undertake a census to establish the exact number of teachers in public schools with an aim of cleaning registers to eliminate ghost teachers.
The Ministry, in a statement released today, has announced that physical teacher head-counting in public and government-aided schools nationwide will commence on 10th March 2017.
The announcement of which IGIHE has a copy reads that the census is meant to establish the exact number of teachers, calling upon them to carry their identifications, academic credentials and RSSB membership card.
No one, the statement says, will be allowed to be represented by another person.
Cases of inconsistencies in the teachers’ payroll and ghost degrees arose in the 2015/16 Public Service Commission report presented to parliament on 26th January 2017.
The report revealed that Nyagatare district employed 1590 teachers but 1719 teachers receive salaries, creating as many as129 ghost teachers.
The report also indicated that some teachers holding secondary school certificates are remunerated as university graduates.