By Alexia Bizumuremyi.
As the World celebrates the international literacy day, the Ministry of Education has called Rwandans to have a significant role in promoting reading and writing culture.
In this regard, this day will be recognised in Nyamagabe District, Southern Province on September 8, 2019, where reading and writing competitions will be conducted.
Speaking during a press conference on Thursday, the Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Isaac Munyakazi said called for everyone’s contribution to further reading and writing culture in the country.
” This is a good activity we have organised in partnership with the Ministry of Sport and Culture and other partners like ‘Soma Rwanda’ in order to boost the culture of reading and writing in Rwanda,”
Munyakazi added that the luteracy month that is currently organised in September is a platform from which different stakeholders meet and share activities and ideas that are useful in shaping the way Rwandans can access to reading and writing facilities.
The International Literacy Day was first organised worldwide in 1966.
Munyakazi noted that the day recalls global citizens that reading and writing are basic rights of human beings and a source of education as well as other different disciplines.
He said that reading and writing in different languages is a key that opens development opportunities in doing different activities such as trade, education and more.
This initiative is in line with the new competent based curriculum on critical analysis.
The celebration of international literacy day will be graced by various education stakeholders on September 8, 2019 at Nyagisenyi stadium in Nyamagabe District.
This year’s theme is complementing the national vision of building a knowledge based economy.
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