Kagame made the advice today addressing 698 young Rwandans living in Rwanda and abroad who have completed the 12th edition of Itorero Indagamirwa, series of civic education programme.
The 12th Itorero Indangamirwa comprised of 698 trainees including high school graduates and university students from across the country and the globe, as well as best performing public servants.
“We all came driving in a car. Do you sometimes ask yourself, why can’t we make our own cars? Instead of buying them from elsewhere, why don’t we make them and be the ones to export them? But this requires you to gain knowledge,” he said.
“We can’t just be stopping at making bread. We have to aim higher. Cars, phones, electronics should not only be manufactured by others. We are all capable of doing it,” added Kagame.
The President urged the youth to seize opportunities to go abroad to get an education and avoid wasting it and stand against wrong values or behaviors like drug use that has become like a new style.
“You find students who are educated but who are using drugs. Drugs are like termites that destroy you from the inside. They turn everything you have learned and built to dust,” he stressed.
It is under this context that Kagame requested graduates that Itorero should enable them to think about their future and that of their country as well.