Analysis of performance of Kenyan teachers in Rwandan secondary schools
This project focuses on Kenya teachers' performance in Rwanda. In particular, it assesses the extent to which the government of Rwanda is satisfied with the services offered by the Kenyan teachers. The teachers are on contract term with the government of Rwanda and they remit their earnings to the Kenyan economy. If the government is satisfied it means it will renew the contract and hence, continued earnings. The Kenya Government signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Rwanda in April 2006. This resulted in the recruitment and deployment of 50 science and technical teachers to Rwanda in May 2006. The memorandum of understanding was based on the recommendations of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol. A meeting organized by the Commonwealth Education Secretariat, in Arusha Tanzania, to assess the extent to which the protocol had been operationalised by the member countries, observed that Kenya was the only country that had implemented the Teacher Recruitment Protocol. The success of the memorandum of understanding signed between Kenya and Rwanda was singled out as a good example. The researcher conducted a survey on how the 50 teachers recruited and deployed to Rwanda have settled and performed their duties. The researcher visited all the schools the teachers were posted and interviewed the directors (Head of the schools). Valuable information was also received from the teachers, the Ministry of Education Rwanda and the Kenyan Embassy. The Government of Rwanda was satisfied and impressed with the performance of the teachers. According to the Minister in chare of education in Rwanda, the teachers have shown high levels of commitment to work and none of them has had discipline problems. The teachers have initiated very many education related programmes in schools e.g. strengthening the conducting of science practicals, forming science clubs, giving valuable advice on how to strengthen curriculum design and implementation and also curriculum evaluation. Rwanda government is willing to renew the contracts if the fund is available. Currently the teachers are paid by donor countries and they are withdrawing from Rwanda.