Rwanda : RCS introduces adult education to prisoners
The commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS), Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije has revealed that they are trying everything possible to extend adult education in Rwandan prisons.
Talking to Nyarugenge prisoners, Rwarakabije asked them to be committed and learn reading and writing so that they lag behind in their societies after serving their sentences.
He explains that in all prisons of Rwanda, the number of illiterate prisoners is small compared to the number of prisoners in Rwanda.
However, the illiteracy number is increased by the new inmates, a reason why the literate inmates are used to teach their fellows how to write and read in addition to the foreign languages.
However, the inmates raised the issue of outdated teaching guides and lack of teaching materials.
The commissioner promised them that the problem will be fixed by working with the ministry of education, so that the education standard remains the same in Rwandan schools and prisons.
Rwarakabije asked the prisoners to embrace vocational training so that they create jobs after serving their punishment in the prison.