BURERA — The vice-President of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, Pastor Anthony Rutayisire, has challenged students joining universities and other tertiary institutions in the country to use the knowledge they acquire from civic education (Ingando) to foster unity and reconciliation.
“In the future you will be the drivers of this country, it is useless to go through education and end up being of a mediocre caliber,’’ Rutayisire said.
He was speaking during the pass out of over 900 senior six leavers who had completed a three-week civic education, at the Peace and Leadership Centre at Nkumba, over the weekend.
Rutayisire, observed that ingando should be used to asses the country’s goals.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, presided over the pass out ceremony, during which the fifth batch of students was officially received.
Ntawukuriryayo said that the youth should desire to create a peaceful country devoid of poverty and ethnic conflicts.
Through their representatives, the enthusiastic students pledged to fight any forms of divisions including Genocide and its ideology, while promoting unity among the youth.