KIGALI - Fatuma Ndangiza, the executive secretary of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), has urged students to ‘be united’ and resist anything that may foster divisionism and genocide ideologies.
During the launch of a campaign to curb genocide ideology in primary and secondary schools at St Andre Catholic Secondary School, Kigali, Ndangiza told students that the government created the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission to bring all Rwandans together.
“The commission was put in place to vaccinate any further disease that may transmit divisionism and genocide ideology in the country.”
“We planned to begin this movement in both primary and secondary schools in the country because tomorrow’s generation is found in schools,” Ndangiza said.
She explained to students how the colonial era was the root cause of divisionism among Rwandans, which drove our country to genocide.
Headmaster Fr. Andre Kibanguka spoke against genocide ideology in schools saying that his school did not suffer from the disease.
“We don’t have any genocide ideology or other divisionism principles. The only difference in our school is being called student, teacher or headmaster.”