The Ministry of Education has dismissed reports claiming that teachers from Uganda have been fired from public schools.
In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the ministry dismissed the reports as ‘fabrication.’
The reports circulated online via social media and some news platforms for several days, causing tension in schools.
The ministry noted that since Rwanda adopted English as a medium of instruction in 2008, teachers from East African Community member states, including Uganda had played a significant role as educators and mentors.
“Among 885 mentors who were recruited in 2010 to coach Rwandan teachers, 472 were Ugandans on contracts that ended in July 2015. However, Ugandan teachers continue to teach in various schools in Rwanda. According to the Rwanda Education Board’s 2016 Teachers Placement, 256 out of 499 foreign teachers in public schools are Ugandans,” the statement read in part.
As a member of East African Community, the ministry noted that Rwanda allows workers from any partner state to seek employment within the country.
Rwanda is signatory to the EAC Common Market Protocol which allows workers from any partner state to seek employment within any EAC country, the statement reads in part.