The Ministry of Education has announced that it will commence with the project of constructing houses for teachers that had stalled.
The project was initiated by the Ministry of education (MINEDUC) in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). Since the inception of the project in 2013, about 300 were constructed and now serve residential houses while 116 were mid way constructed.
Rwanda Education Board (REB) told IGIHE that such houses are a solution to the challenge faced by teachers working in Kigali City and other towns.
REB says that two houses are expected to be constructed in every Sector with the capacity to accommodate eight, including four female teachers, and four male teachers.
The Director for Rwanda Education Board, Gasana Janvier in an interview with IGIHE, revealed that; “Initially the budget was understated so we had to carry forward the payments to the next fiscal year. Some funds were allocated to meet urgent project needs.”
In some other cases, Gasana adds “Some houses were occupied by people that are not teachers.