Rwanda wants 4000 Kenyan teachers – Kiyiapi

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The Rwandan government has made a request to employ 4,000 graduate Kenyan teachers.

Education Permanent Secretary Prof James ole Kiyiapi disclosed that the proposal was made to him during a recent tour to the country a fortnight ago.

 

 

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He said Rwanda seeks English teachers as it assimilates into the East African Community (EAC), whose member countries mainly speak English.

Rwandese people mostly communicate in French as well as their native languages.

Kiyiapi made the disclosure in AIC Kalyet Secondary School when he commissioned a 100-feet well constructed by the Living Water Missions-USA at a cost of sh1.7 million.

The PS did not however give further details about the request, especially whether the Kenyan Government would honour it given the shortage of teachers in the country.

He made the remarks as an encouragement to students at the school to work hard saying there were opportunities after college.

The PS said parents, teachers and leaders had the responsibility to ensure secondary school children attain good education to boost their chances of advancing to tertiary education so as to get employment and build the country.

He said: "Our certificates must have value. "We must give them good education because through education they will find opportunities here at home."

The students were advised to compete effectively with others throughout the country, be a cut above the rest by shunning mediocrity brought about by village mentality.

Early in the year the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and their Kenya National Union Of Teachers (KNUT) counterparts, held a nation wide strike to compel the government to employ more teachers.

During the function, Kiyiapi declined to preside over the school’s fundraiser towards the completion of a sh12 million dining hall citing government policy barring him from doing so.

He instead advised the school’s board chairman to write a proposal and present it to his ministry for competitive bidding and evaluation against others in the country.

"As a ministry we do not discriminate, we take proposals from all over the country and proportionately allocate funds to all the counties," said the PS.

 

Source- http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=2000045976&cid=4&ttl=Rwanda wants 4000 Kenyan teachers – Kiyiapi

 

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