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Bangalore University now plans to set up universities in Rwanda


Bangalore University is exploring the option of establishing medical and traditional universities in Rwanda in collaboration with local education authorities.

This was disclosed by Bangalore University (BU) vice-chancellor N Prabhu Dev here at the 18th commemoration of the genocide in Rwanda. “We are looking at the possibilities of coming up with a medical university and a traditional university in Rwanda. The universities will be an extension of BU,” said Prabhu Dev.

The event at the Central College campus was held to remember and honour the memories of the victims of the 1994 massacre that had left over a million dead in the African nation.

Williams Nkurunziza, high commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda, said that despite the dark days, the country has risen and the kind of progress it has made is unbelievable.

“Between 2000 and 2011, the economy of Rwanda has grown by 300%. The level of poverty has come down by 12.5%. The economy is expected to remain on a robust upward trajectory for many years. Moreover, 50% of our population is constituted by those born after 1994,” said Williams.

‘Never again’ was the message spread at the event to remind one and all of the lesson that the incident taught. This year’s commemoration was held with the theme ‘Let’s learn from our history to shape a bright future’. It began with a peace march titled a ‘Walk2Remember’, in which students from Africa and others participated.

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