208 Zimbabwean teachers passed the written recruitment examinations to enable them to work in Rwanda.
The examinations or interviews were done virtually on Wednesday and Thursday last week in Gweru, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Chinhoyi and Harare.
The successful candidates have been invited for an oral interview from Tuesday next week in the final phase.
The online recruitment examinations were jointly administered by the Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare and Rwanda’s Ministry of Education.
Speaking to State media after the online interviews of the teachers, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education in Rwanda Charles Karakye said:
We have just concluded the exams and 208 teachers participated in the set of exams. The next step is to do oral interviews.
Of those who participated, close to 80 per cent passed the preliminary exam so we will get the final marks after doing the oral interviews which are scheduled for next week.
We expected about 324 teachers then 260 attended. The memorandum of understanding we have with the Government of Zimbabwe is that Zimbabwe is open for business so we will be coming back to recruit more teachers.
The Permanent Secretary for Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Simon Masanga said:
For this first phase, we flighted an advert which people responded to. We shortlisted candidates and shared the list with Rwanda and they were happy and then came here to do tests which were done electronically.
We had teams in Gweru, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Chinhoyi and Harare and the process went on very well.
We went through all the candidates and the pass rate is very impressive. It is over 80 per cent.
Those who passed are going for oral interviews starting from Tuesday up to Friday next week.
By the end of the month, we are expecting the final results and after the results, we then organise the health checks where we will be assisted by the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the National Social Security Authority.
Thereafter people will go for security vetting then they can leave for Rwanda.
Masanga added that the teachers would have a pre-departure training session in Harare.
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