Nyamagabe - Cyanika Sector in collaboration with primary and secondary schools within the sector, on Friday paid homage to teachers, students and other workers killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Figures from the Sector indicate that 157 students and 20 teachers from within the sector were killed during the Genocide.
“Remembering Genocide victims especially teachers and students is vital,” said Simeon Bangiriyiki, the Director of Good Governance in the district.
“It helps students to know what happened, and acts as a reminder to teachers to give quality education.”
Jacques Mahoro, the coordinator of the student association of Genocide survivors in Cyanika secondary school commended the local authorities for organizing the ceremony because it helps those students who were not yet born understand what happened in 1994.
The Sector plans to build a new memorial site in which the remains of over 20,000 Genocide victims will be accorded a decent burial.