900 students complete civic education

BURERA - Senior six graduates awaiting enrollment in tertiary institutions on Saturday completed a three-week civic education training (Ingando) at the Peace and Leadership Centre in Nkumba, Burera District. The Minister of Internal Security, Sheik Musa Fazil Harelimana, presided over the pass out ceremony of the nine hundred and thirty four students.
Students marching during a pass out after undergoing Ingando session (File Photo)
Students marching during a pass out after undergoing Ingando session (File Photo)

BURERA - Senior six graduates awaiting enrollment in tertiary institutions on Saturday completed a three-week civic education training (Ingando) at the Peace and Leadership Centre in Nkumba, Burera District.

The Minister of Internal Security, Sheik Musa Fazil Harelimana, presided over the pass out ceremony of the nine hundred and thirty four students.

He observed  that while Ingando cements cooperation and unity among Rwandans, it is also a cornerstone for national development.

“This knowledge should help you realize what is good for you and should assist participants make right decisions,’’ he said, urging the group to be disciplined in order to excel in their academic endeavours and to succeed in life.

“Rwanda needs youth who are knowledgeable, creative and with self esteem but this requires a high level of discipline and patriotism,” he said.

Through their representative, the enthusiastic students pledged to fight divisionism, Genocide ideology, and be flag bearers of positive change.

Fatuma Ndangiza, the Executive Secretary National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), said that research has proven that the youth enjoy good social relationships which puts them in better positions to foster unity.

The students also donated Rwf 87,000 to the One Dollar Campaign.

The pass out ceremony was also attended by the visiting Kenyan delegation from the Committee of National Elders Conference on Cohesion and Integration led by Justice Effie Ownor.

Ownor said that the delegation was in the country on a four-day study tour to learn how Rwanda is engaged in conflict resolutions through traditional systems such as; Ingando, Gacaca, Abunzi (mediators), and Itorero ry’Igihugu as a way of solving the country’s post-Genocide problems. 

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