The Government of Seychelles is currently looking for Ugandans teachers to rejuvenate it’s Education sector.

The government of Seychelles is currently looking for teachers from Uganda as part of its bid to rejuvenate the sector and remove instructors who do not possess the approved teaching qualifications.

The sought after teachers in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, and design technology must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a recognized institution or university, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and a working experience of at least three years.

Seychelles Nation, a government-owned newspaper says that over 65 per cent of the teachers in their schools are unqualified. Information obtained from the education ministry indicates that the African island nation located in the Indian ocean will take at least 21 teachers for the start.

The ministry is therefore inviting interested parties to apply…Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions as specified,” a document from Uganda’s education ministry notes.

It should be noted that those interested have up to May 4, 2022, to submit their applications for the jobs.

It should be noted however that this will not be the first batch of teachers to be transported to the diaspora. Dr Jane Egau, the Director of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education, notes that the Ministry, through foreign missions, has for long been looking for countries where Uganda can send the teachers given the fact that currently many teachers are searching for jobs yet the government cannot absorb all of them.

We have actually been sending out teachers to many countries but mostly to our neighbours. Many Ugandan teachers can be found in South Sudan, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and for some years Rwanda. They needed our teachers to kick start their education system,” Dr. Egau said.

Successful applicants are expected to be paid over 34.9 million Shillings per year which translates into more than 2.9 million Shillings per month, alongside other benefits. This is more than two times the amount currently paid to science teachers in Uganda.