Rwanda increases salaries of teachers by 88 percent, improves conditions of service 

Teachers in Rwanda are the latest to join the world’s good earners. The government has announced a pay increment of 88 percent for primary school teachers, effective this August 2022. Other ranks within the profession equally received good percentages of pay rise.

Minister for Education, Valentine Uwamariya said in a joint session that, “it is not just about arise in payment, but we are looking at it as a way of creating a conducive environment for teachers who have long been unstable in this profession.”

The increment will see primary teacher will receive a net pay of Rwf108,488 instead of the current Rwf57,639. Teachers who hold the A1 certificates will also get a 40 per cent pay rise. The minister also said Graduate teachers will be paid Rwf246,384 representing an increase from Rwf176,189.

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