URUGWIRO VILLAGE - President Paul Kagame, yesterday, hosted eight political science students and four faculty members from John Carroll University.
The students are in the country on a study tour - the Rwanda Immersion Experience - that is part of their political science class titled ‘Rwanda in Comparative African Perspective’.
Speaking after the meeting, Jacqueline Wyman, one of the students said that they asked the President questions about politics which he genuinely answered.
“After being in Rwanda for over a week, we have a very good impression about the country. It’s very different from what we read and what the media has to say about Rwanda,” Wyman said.
“Our observation about Rwanda is that everybody in the country seems to be happy of how fast their country is developing and people seem to be so committed.”
She added that; “Something special about Rwandans is that everyone has pride for their country and is working for its betterment. We have been able to learn from Rwanda, the power of working together for the good of one’s country.”
According to the University’s Faculty, Rwanda was chosen for the visit because of its “powerful history and unique record of success”
Among the delegation was Paulin Byusa, a Rwandan at the University who said that he was happy his colleagues came to Rwanda.
During their stay, the group focused mainly on cultural and social activities, to further their aim of cultural exchange with Rwandans. They also visited genocide memorial sites, the national museum and university, the King’s Palace at Nyanza, Parliament and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village.
The program, that saw the group visit Rwanda, is designed to challenge students to reflect on the values of human dignity and social justice.
John Carroll is a private, coeducational, Catholic and Jesuit university providing programmes in the liberal arts, sciences and business.