The Rwanda-DR Congo conflict is interfering with education.
Rwandan students studying in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, face security hazards as a result of the continuing conflict between the two neighboring nations.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo accuses Rwanda of supporting Congolese M23 rebels and has lately suspended all trade and collaboration deals. Rwanda disputes the charges.
The border situation remains tight, which is prompting some parents to be concerned for their children who are studying across the border.
Some pupils have informed the BBC that they are at danger of being targeted because of who they are, which has impacted their schoolwork.
“I reside in Rubavu and study medicine in Goma, just over the border.” When the demonstrations began, they pursued Rwandese. “The director [of my college] stated those with families in Goma may continue in school, but those of us who are studying while crossing back to Rwanda should return home right once,” a Rwandese student said.
A parent whose children study in the Democratic Republic of the Congo told the BBC that there was no issue with them learning in Goma and returning to Rwanda at first, but “now we are really anxious.”
The mayor of Rubavu, Ildephonse Kambogo, said that Rwanda has warned its inhabitants to prioritize their safety and avoid needless border crossings.
The actual number of Rwandan students enrolled at Goma is unknown, although
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