Government has increased the salaries of primary and secondary head teachers in a move that is likely to motivate school heads to strive for quality within the education sector.
The move to increase the salaries was confirmed by a Cabinet meeting that sat on Wednesday.
“Head teachers with A2 level (secondary certificate) have been getting a net salary of Rwf 29, 000 and an allowance of Rwf 12,500 making it Rwf 41, 500 altogether, but now their salary has been increased to Rwf 60, 000,” Dr. Mathias Harebamungu, State Minister for Primary and Secondary education said.
“Those with A0 level (bachelor’s degree) were getting a basic salary of Rwf 113,000 which has been increased to Rwf 180, 000.”
It comes at a time when many teachers in different parts of the country still complain of delays in receiving their salaries.
The education ministry attributed the delays in salary payments to the district authorities.