Campaign against Genocide ideology goes to schools

The National Commission for the fight Against Genocide (CNLG) in collaboration with a Dutch NGO have embarked on a massive sensitisation campaign to stamp out Genocide ideology in schools.
Mcyo Jean De Dieu
Mcyo Jean De Dieu

The National Commission for the fight Against Genocide (CNLG) in collaboration with a Dutch NGO have embarked on a massive sensitisation campaign to stamp out Genocide ideology in schools.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Claver Gatabazi, a specialist in Genocide studies who works with La Benevolencia, said that the pilot phase of the campaign will be conducted in eight schools around the country.

“We will spend five days in all the eight schools and during the campaign we will meet students and head teachers,” said Gatabazi.

He noted that the eight schools topped the table of schools with a big number of students with Genocide ideologies or recorded many cases related to Genocide ideology.

Previous reports indicate that Genocide ideology was detected in close to 100 secondary schools in Rwanda.

A parliamentary report released early last year unearthed damning reports of some secondary schools that still circulated the ideology.

Some of the most common tracts circulated read: “Tutsis are snakes, we have had enough of them and we will kill them”.

The attack mostly targets students who are Genocide survivors.

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