I listened to the discussions on Sunday at the (Imbuto Foundation’s Young Proffessionals Forum), and was discouraged by the questions asked to the President—it seems there was a lack of critical analysis in the questions, or lack of good public communication skills.
I have seen this in several meetings here, where our Rwandan youth ask poorly, but international youth are sharp and articulate, asking deeply analysed and challenging questions.
I have been wondering why this is so, but I think our education system is partly to blame. I had the pleasure to teach in one local university, but term papers would make you weep.
It’s sometimes disappointing, , but surely you wouldn’t have given up because it’s through persistence where change is caused. You had an opportunity to contribute to our education system and train sharp minds as well as produce intellectuals of whom we dare to have.
I would urgue you to get back into that local university and lecture again; make it at least your social responsibility and a contribution to your country in building a challenging young generation.
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