Teachers 10 % payrise to be effected this month

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 17 November 2020 at 11:21

After waiting for a while for the implementation of the 10% pay rise for teachers, the Ministry of Education has announced that the increment will be effected this month including all the arrears.

In a press conference on November 16, the Minister of Education, Dr. Uwamariya Valentine, assured that by the end of this month they will have received their salaries and arrears.

"It is normally the district offices that prepare teachers’ salaries; we came to notice that they do not add the 10 % that was agreed upon. Now that we know about this, from this month onward the amount will be added to their salaries including arrears.

The Cabinet meeting held on Monday, January 28, 2019, decided to increase the salaries of primary and secondary school teachers.

High school graduate (A2) was paid Rwf 44,000 per month; a graduate of the first year of university (A1) was paid Rwf90,000, while a university graduate (A0) was paid Rwf120,000.


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