Rwanda is set to recruit nearly 500 Zimbabwean teachers by September this year following a memorandum of understanding that was signed between both countries last year.
The MoU was signed after Rwanda’s leader, President Paul Kagame, told a delegation from Zimbabwe that Rwanda urgently needs “quality teachers”.
The agreement was reportedly drafted in two stages starting with a focus on the employment of Zimbabwean English and STEM teachers.
Speaking at the ongoing Zimbabwe-Rwanda Trade and Investment Conference in Harare, Rwanda Education Board (REB) Director-General Nelson Mbarushimana said:
On the MoU signed last year for an exchange of education personnel from Zimbabwe, we have so far started recruiting and we will have 477 teachers coming from Zimbabwe in September this year.
We have set up a recruitment committee specifically for this and the process is being done online.
He said the teachers would be placed in polytechnics and other higher learning institutions.