Students stopped from studying in DRC over Ebola outbreak to resume studies in Rwanda after English courses

On 5 October 2019 at 09:30

A total of 426 students who were formerly studying in Goma town of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to undergo English courses before resuming their studies in Rwanda.

The development was confirmed by Minister of State in charge of primary and secondary education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi yesterday as he visited ‘Centre de la Fraternite’ where the students will be tutored as they prepare to resume normal studies next academic year.

He also explained that Congolese living in Rwanda wishing to further education in Rwanda are welcome for the program.

“We stopped them from studying in DRC because the country has what it takes to advance their knowledge. Indeed, there are Congolese who appreciated our education and find no need to return to DRC yet they can afford courses of their choice in where they run businesses,” said Munyakazi.

According to Munyakazi, Rwandans were stopped from studying in DRC over the Ebola outbreak recurrently reported in DRC.

Every student will resume from the previous level of education without repeating courses so long as they are familiar with the English language.

During her previous visit to Rubavu district, the Minister of Health Dr Gashumba Diane advised residents against unnecessary travels to DRC over the Ebola outbreak reported in Goma.

Rwandan students were stopped from crossing the border from Gisenyi town to DRC on 2nd September 2019 as they were crossing to start the academic year 2019-2020 in Goma.