Education

Graduates of Dama high school in Rumonge claim diplomas

Former students of Dama high school in the southern Rumonge province who completed high school in 2017 staged a sit-in on May 14 in front of the school’s management office. They ask to be given their diplomas.

Janviere Ndirahisha, the Minister of Education canceled the diplomas of 31 graduates accused of presenting fraudulent documents

They want to know the reasons that prevent them from getting their diplomas like other graduates. “This lack of diploma is a big loss for us. I could not access university without it,” says M.J one of these graduates.
Others say they want to go to look for jobs in DRC but are forced to stay in the country because they do not have diplomas. “We cannot apply for jobs without diplomas,” regrets M.J.

Pascal Nkurunziza, the principal of Dama High School says that “he completed the necessary files for these students to get diplomas. “We’ve done everything necessary for our graduates to receive their diplomas,” he says. Mr Nkurunziza calls on officials of the Ministry of Education to solve this problem.

In correspondence addressed to the principal of Dama High School on August 28, 2018, Janviere Ndirahisha, the Minister of Education canceled the diplomas of 31 graduates accused of presenting fraudulent documents attesting that they attended and successfully completed the 10th grade.

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