The National Itorero Commission has said that at least 52,000 high school leavers are participating in a civic education program through which they will be acquainted with Rwanda’s national and cultural values.
The civic education dubbed ‘Inkomezabigwi’ kicked off on 15th January 2017 to be closed on 21st January 2017.
The Chairman of the National Itorero Commission, Rucagu Boniface has told IGIHE the number of participants fell below the expectations.
“A total of 52,000 secondary school leavers have reached training sites but we expected more. It was expected that they would be trained at 140 sites which are likely to be reduced because we expected 68, 000,” he said.
Rucagu explained that high school leavers will be trained on Rwanda’s national and cultural values to serve as their foundation for contributing to building the nation.
“Building Rwanda will start from establishing Rwanda spirit (ubunyarwanda), and understand its value more than others...Rwanda spirit enables them to build unity of Rwandans, peace, encouraging people to build strong families and the country as well,” he said.
Throughout the civic trainings, trainees will be tutored by village leaders, cell and sector executive secretaries on development activities in which they can participate.
The civic education will be followed by communal works starting from 30th January 2017.