The decision will take effect beginning with the month of January 2023. Normally, employees in government’s institutions would work from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Apart from work, school hours have been also adjusted where they will begin from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
According to the cabinet statement, the decisions to adjust school and working hours in Rwanda is aimed at promoting quality education, as well as improving both workplace productivity and family wellbeing.
“School hours will be from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Official working hours will be eight hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding one hour lunch break), including a flexible one hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., where an employee may work remotely,” reads the statement in part.
It is expected that essential public services will remain available throughout the day.
The decision will take effect beginning with the month of January 2023 while further details will be provided by respective ministries.