Rwanda targets east Africa neighbours to fill classes

Rwanda is preparing to recruit up to 1,000 English language teachers from neighbouring countries to fill staff shortages created since the language of instruction in schools was switched from French to English in 2009.

Rwanda is taking advantage of its membership of the East African Community (EAC), which was formalised in July, and which allows for free movement of workers between members states, to target teachers in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, raising concerns that existing shortages of skilled staff in those countries, particularly in rural areas, will get worse. Guardian, 9 November 2010. Read the whole article…

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