22ND GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION AT KIGALI INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY ULK
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Kigali Independent University ULK commemorated Genocide against Tutsi; an event which brought together more than 300 persons.
Among activities on this date, a walk to remember from ULK premises to Kigali Memorial Site, where they have been explained the historical background of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Thereafter, ULK Community laid a wreath of flowers on the tomb where over 250,000 bodies are to rest. The theme was “Remember-Unite-Renew Fighting Against Genocide Ideology.”
After a word of prayer, different speakers delivered their messages to the audience. All of them clarified the history of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi; the role of youth and literate in perpetrating Genocide against Tutsi and how youth took the lead in RPA struggled to rescue Tutsi who were endangered. They emphasized that all Rwandans especially youth should think of what to unite them fighting against Genocide Ideology so this tragedy should never happen again.
All speakers thanked H.E Paul Kagame and RPA for the rescue and everlasting support that has enabled all Genocide survivors to get shelter and more specially helped them pursue their studies.
The National GAERG Coordinator, who represented IBUKA in this event, encouraged students who are completing their studies to think about how records of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda should be well kept by inserting some paragraphs related to it though all their topics would not focus on Genocide. However, he encouraged students in School of Law and Social Sciences to write on this tragedy as they are required to write dissertations for the fulfillment of the studies.
This speaker asked ULK / Academic Staff to take this into consideration. He concluded saying Rwandans are the ones to utter “Never Again” as we understand what it means.
Dr. Sekibibi Ezechiel, the Vice-Chancellor of Kigali Independent University ULK expressed his gratitude to everyone present and encouraged students grouped in AERG/ULK to work hard for their better future. He mentioned that they should conduct more research on this holocaust as they conserve this history to the upcoming generations.