MPs launch anti-genocide ideology campaign in schools

KIGALI - The Parliamentary bureau has requested all MPs to go out to different schools across the country to sensitise students against the genocide ideology.
Ministers, Murekeraho and Mujawamariya
Ministers, Murekeraho and Mujawamariya

The Parliamentary bureau has requested all MPs to go out to different schools across the country to sensitise students against the genocide ideology.

This comes after a series of questioning of education ministers by MPs on the genocide ideology that was found to be rampant in different schools around the country, by a parliamentary report.

 “All Deputies are out of the office to campaign against the genocide ideology in schools,” the Parliamentary Communications Director, Augustin Habimana, said yesterday.

The campaign comes at a time when both primary and secondary schools have resumed their new academic year 2008.

He said the one-week campaign will be held in all schools across the country and that lawmakers will be meeting students and head teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
The sensitisation comes after the parliamentary adhoc commission set up to probe genocide ideology in schools released a report confirming the existence of the genocide ideology in schools.

Recently, MPs held an extraordinary session in camera that came up with resolutions to launch a crackdown on the genocide ideology in schools.

Late last year, the probe committee revealed damning revelations of cases of genocide ideology in several secondary schools around the country, some scoring as high as 97 percent. The inquiry came up with a list of eleven schools that were leading in cases of genocide ideology countrywide.

The damning details in the report prompted legislators to summon the two Education ministers Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya and Joseph Murekeraho, state Minister in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, to the August House to explain why the ministry could not contain the genocide ideology in schools.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that some MPs are pushing for a vote of no confidence for the two ministers and, if the bill is passed the two may lose their seats automatically.
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