Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries, Zimbabwean teachers who have applied to work in Rwanda will this week take virtual exams before being chosen to work in the central African country.
Eight Rwandan officials came to the nation yesterday for the hiring process, under the leadership of Mr. Charles Karakye, permanent secretary of the Rwandan Ministry of Education.
A worker-exchange agreement between Zimbabwe and Rwanda has registered over 491 instructors from various professions to participate in the virtual interviews.
The recruiting exams are scheduled to begin tomorrow in Harare, Bulawayo, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, and Midlands.
The Ministry of Education of Rwanda and the Ministry of Labor, Public Service, and Social Welfare are also participating in the exercise.
After meeting the team, Mr. Cliford Matorera, chief director of Labour Administration and Employment Promotion, spoke to the media and stated that the goal of the virtual recruiting was to find qualified Zimbabwean teachers to be hired in Rwanda.
The activity, according to Mr. Matorera, will also provide a chance to use Rwanda’s e-recruitment technology for the first time at the international level.
They are in Zimbabwe specifically to follow up on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed by our two leaders, President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe and President Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda, regarding the exchange of our personnel’s expertise in the fields of education, science, and medicine, among others.
“On May 4, 2022, the matter was discussed, and then our minister of labor, public service, and social welfare and the minister of education in the Republic of Rwanda signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
“Thereafter, a number of events took place that were intended to make it possible to hire several Zimbabweans who are working in the education sector and are interested in working in the Republic of Rwanda.
“This is the first time we will conduct an electronic recruitment, which is made possible by a system developed by our Rwandan colleagues. On August 17 and 18, people who want to work in Rwanda will be taking the e-recruitment exams at one of our designated centers in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru, or Chinhoyi.
Teachers who have passed the online recruitment process will have an oral interview, according to Mr. Matorera.
“The staff is here to help the e-recruitment process transition smoothly. The Zimbabwean team would receive instruction from them on how to carry out the invigilation as well.
According to Mr. Karakye, they came to Zimbabwe to carry out the MoU that the two nations had signed.
He explained, “We are here to monitor the execution of the MoU that our countries just had for the exchange of educated persons.
“We’ve already started putting some of the processes toward hiring these teachers into action. In order to ensure that we perform a quick online recruiting exam that will be followed by interviews if they manage to move on to the next round, we are here to oversee, invigilate, and work gently with the team here in Zimbabwe.