Rwanda | Kayonza: Teachers commend the governments support
Teachers of different schools in Nyamirama sector Kayonza district have commended the government of Rwanda for valuing their profession and improving their welfare.
This was revealed on October 5th 2012, while teachers joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Teachers’ Day.
We appreciate the way our government is promoting us in various programs aimed at promoting teachers. However not enough like we may want, we hope for the best in future, so that other people are inspired into teaching profession, says Theoneste Nshizirungu, mentor at GS Nyagasambu.
In spite of salary increment by 10 percent, teachers highlighted delayed salaries and promotion for the long serving mentors as their challenges per now.
Commenting on the challenges, Minister of education Dr Vincent Biruta said that the ministry is working in hand with concerned sectors to rectify the problem.
“Although teachers’ problems are not yet solved, the government of Rwanda has continuously stepped in to improve their welfare. This entails salary increase and contributing to Umwarimu Sacco cooperative and credit scheme to enable them develop,” education minister reveals.
During the event, teachers also noted that it’s challenging to handle big numbers of students especially if every student is to get help in the weak subjects.
“To help each student in their weak subjects, they must be few in numbers,” asserts Robert, a teacher at Kayonza Modern secondary school.
They however suggested that students’ numbers be reduced for the betterment of the students and improving on the education quality.
Started in 1968 and officially celebrated in 1994, Rwanda has celebrated the World Teachers Day for the 11th time since 2002.
The best hardworking teachers were on that day awarded television sets to help them keep informed of what is happening around the world.
Depending on the theme of this year 2012 “teachers matter” the celebrations was aimed at striving to improve the welfare of the teachers in Rwanda.