REB top bosses suspended

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 3 November 2020 at 12:11

Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje, Director General of Rwanda Education Board (REB) and his deputy, Tusiime Angelique have been suspended from their duties “for failure to properly manage and coordinate the ongoing teacher recruitment process.

Among the suspended is also James Ngoga, Head of the Teacher Development and Management and Career Guidance and Counselling Department.

These suspensions were announced through a twit by the Office of the Prime Minister.

The following officials from @Rwanda_Edu have been suspended from their duties for failure to properly manage and coordinate the ongoing teacher recruitment process:

  1. Dr. Irenée Ndayambaje, Director General of Rwanda Education Board (REB)
  1. Ms. Angelique Tumusiime, Deputy Director General of Rwanda Education Board (REB)
  1. Mr. James Ngoga, Head of Teacher Development and Management Department at Rwanda Education Board (REB)

The issue of how teachers are recruited has often been a problem and there are even those that have passed job exams and yet don’t find themselves on job lists.

In the past 7,800 teachers passed exams but out of them only 4657 were placed in various positions, including 3687 in primary and 970 in secondary schools.

However, news has it that more than 3,143 were surprised not to be on the list yet they had passed the test.

The REB acknowledged that there had been a mistake in appointing the teachers but assured them that the issue was to be rectified.

In October this year, the Public Service and Labor Commission announced that 1566 teachers working in public schools do not have the required qualifications to allow them to hold their positions, according to the commission’s annual report, 2019/2020.

According to the report, these teachers make up 6.6% of all professionals, who continue to work and do not have complete qualifications, largely due to the inadequate capacity of some supervisors.

Statistics from the Ministry of Education shows that there are 63,000 teachers in the country, of which 98.6% are eligible in primary schools and 76% in secondary schools.

Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje, Director General of REB has been suspended from his duties “for failure to properly manage and coordinate the ongoing teacher recruitment process.

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