President Paul Kagame has told the youth that studying is necessary but should come after mastering their origins.
President Kagame noted this on Sunday as he presided over the closing of civic education organized for representatives of students from University and Higher Learning Institutions across the country dubbed ‘Inkomezamihigo’.
He urged them to strive towards building Rwanda, participate in addressing national challenges before joining the competition at the international level.
“Everyone, even a person preparing for a journey has a starting point. The first step begins at home since it is where we stand, where we call our home. You as the youth, go to study starting from wherever, learn to read, learn mathematics, and learn to speak languages and many others. They are essential but they are not basics. Studying these courses is necessary but they don’t come first. ,” he added.
President Kagame told the youth what should be considered as basics and what civic education means in their lives.
“What comes first is the root, it is where you place nursery to grow up and reach primary. Else, another external factor matching all is education, culture, and what builds your personality,” he said.
“There are basics you started from at your birth acquired from parents, from school education, the way you grew and where you are. The civic education (Itorero) is bringing you back to the right way or allowing you space to think about our cultural origin and our identities,” he added.
President Kagame requested the youth to embrace, promote and preserve attained progress upon which their achievements after completing education will be anchored.