Ministry to blacklist teachers with genocide ideology

The Ministry of Education is to blacklist all teachers found to harbour genocide ideology in schools.

The Ministry of Education is to blacklist all teachers found to harbour genocide ideology in schools.

The move follows the recent damning revelations of cases of genocide ideology in many secondary schools. A parliamentary probe released early this month detailed alarming rate of genocide ideology cases in several secondary schools around the country, some scoring as high as 97 percent.

Education minister Dr Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya said blacklisting culprits would start off with school administrators who were blamed in the MPs’ report to spread the vice. “We want to stop them from spoiling our children as a way of fighting the spread of genocide ideology among them,” Mujawamariya said.

She said that the culprits might retain their academic papers but be stopped from teaching until further notice.

The minister said that about 30 teachers were blacklisted as Genocide suspects in 2004. Those found to harbour genocide ideology would be put on the same list, she added.
According to the MPs’ report, Association pour la Culture, l’ Education et le Developpement Integre (ACEDI) de Mataba, both in Northern Province registered some of the worst cases.

Eleven other secondary schools were also found to have high levels of genocide ideology cases by the same probe.

In reaction to the report, MPs summoned Mujawamariya and other senior officials in the ministry to explain measures being taken to check the spread of the ideology in schools.

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