Speaking with IGIHE, these teachers expressed their worries as they are hardly surviving with accumulated debts and being kept in the dark as they cannot tell when they will be paid.
“Our children are not going to school because we cannot pay for their fees, some teachers are being chased by their landlords as we all do not have the money to sustain ourselves,” lamented one teacher
ESSI Nyamirambo’s Headteacher, Nshimiyimana Haruna, confirmed the bad situation saying it is being addressed.
“It is true that teachers have not received their pay in the last three months. The problem emanates from the fact that the money for the teachers’ salaries comes from United Emirates Arabia and continues to USA, and forth to Libya before being received in Kigali; but due to security problems in Libya, the USA no longer sends the money to Libya.”
He added that he was optimistic that the problem would be resolved very soon.
ESSI Nyamirambo secondary school has more than 600 students.