Rwanda has increased the salaries of primary school teachers by 88% and the salaries of secondary school teachers by 40%, authorities said in a statement on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente announced the development on Monday, August 1, while addressing both chambers of parliament on the state of the education sector, local Rwandan media reported.
The decision to increase teachers’ salaries followed a cabinet meeting held on 29 July, which discussed the strategies to improve the welfare of teachers, including access to finance through Umwarimu SACCO and promoting the quality of education in public and government-aided schools for general education as well as TVETs.
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