The entire community of academic staff and students of University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology (KIST) yesterday gathered at the campus premises in Kigali to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
The event was engaged with remembering activities which took place at Kigali Genocide Memorial in Gisozi where they wreaths flowers on the graves in which more than 250,000 remains of the victims are laid to rest.
On arrival, students and college staff were informed of the historical background of the memorial site.
Proffessor Dennis Ndanguza, the Dean of the school called on the students to always remember so as not to forget bad history.
He added that the University has an obligation not only to provide ordinary education to the students but to regularly remind them to fight the genocide ideology and spread message of love and harmony with others and create peace as the foundation for unity and reconciliation in the country.
“When you get the chance for education you must be a light for everyone,” he urged.
The Acting vice Chancellor for University of Rwanda Professor Nosa O. Egiebor also emphasized that the youth are the power and the hope of the country and African continent at large.
“Continue to support this country, take all the opportunities that the country is giving you, seize it and think of the best you can give to your country,” he added. “Never forget these activities we are doing now and say never again to genocide.”