Thirty-nine Police officers currently attending the eighth intake of the ’Police Junior Command and Staff Course (PJCSC) at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District, have study a study tour.
The internal study tour conducted on Friday, August 6, is part of the four-month course meant to link theories to realities on the ground.
On Friday, the students visited the Campaign Against Genocide Museum located at the parliamentary building, and the National Heroes’ Mausoleum in Remera, Gasabo District.
At the campaign Against Genocide museum, they were given deep understanding on the liberation struggle and the fight against the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
They were explained how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was organized and executed by the then ruling dictatorial government.
The students were also given light on how the Rwanda Patriotic Army (RPA) took a bold decision to stop the Genocide.
At the National Heroes’ Mausoleum, the officers laid wreaths in honour of national heroes.
Deo Nkusi, the Executive Secretary of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO) explained to the Police students on the requirements for one to be considered as a hero.
“Today’s national heroes are not only those with higher level education or from great families. They became heroes due to special accomplishments of public interest they achieved, sacrificed themselves to liberate their country, others showed high levels of proven integrity and patriotism, among others, which are based to be classified as a national hero under the three categories; Imanzi, Imena and Ingenzi.
Nicholas Rwaka, the director of research in Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honor (CHENO) urged the students to become ambassadors and inform their subordinates that they can perform and be heroes.
“Our heroes showed high achievements and rescued the lives of Rwandans which were to perish. There are other factors including having a sense of direction for the development for all, not being selfish but concerned for others," said Rwaka
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Jean Marie Vianney Nzayisenga, one of the students attending the Police Junior Command and Staff Course, said that the tour was rich in terms of historical information.
“We were studying theories and this is the practical part, which is equally important for our course. We got vast information to guide us, learn from them as commanders, who sacrified themselves to liberate our country. They set an example, and we should learn from them and follow in their footsteps," said CIP Nzayisenga.