Rwanda | Gisagara: Teachers need training on job creation to develop
On October 5th 2012, teachers from different sectors of Gisagara district celebrated International Teachers Day.
During the event, teachers discussed on their standards of living set by lower salaries and asked for training; which can help them start small income generating projects alongside their profession.
While some teachers coach children from rich families and make extra money, it was said that teachers in Gisagara depend only on their salary because no parents in this area ask for extra coaching for their children.
One primary teacher who preferred anynormous narrated: “A teacher is the less valuable person in the public service yet there would be no politicians, doctors, lawyers etc if mentors did not exist.”
Elie Habiyambere, education official in Muganza sector says that teachers cannot achieve sustainable development if they do not form associations and get trained on creating other jobs.
“Teachers need training on income generating projects and loans from the saving and credit schemes as their salaries are not enough.”
Mr. Jacques Kabogora, executive secretary of this sector revealed that Muganza is the second sector in performing excellently in academics.
Kabogora asked teachers to emphasize cleanliness in schools, to teach as they are required, be punctual and exemplary to their students and in their homes.
Gisagara district is the first in Rwanda in having many students excel in national examinations.