The Southern Province of Rwanda recently celebrated the World Science Day, in Huye district. The celebrations were organized by the Faculty of Science in the National University of Rwanda where different departments exhibited to the public their scientific different activities.
The Celebrations to mark the World Science Day 2012 was organized in the multipurpose conference room of Huye district in the Southern Province. This annual event was established following the World Conference on Science, organized jointly by UNESCO and the International Council on Science in Budapest (Hungary) in 1999.
World Science Day provides an annual opportunity to reaffirm the commitment `to achieve the objectives set out in a document adopted by the twin World Conference on Science: the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge and the recommendations.
Dr. Fidele Ndahayo, Dean of the Faculty of Science at the university of Rwanda and President of the Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO said that science is potentially the pillar for the development of any country. Determining chemistry as a pillar in sustainable development, creating desire for studies of science in students not only at primary schools levels but also secondary schools and universities level and the role of women in science and sustainable development are among the purpose of these celebration.
Magnifique Nyinawabazigaba, a student at the national University of Rwanda in fourth year doing environmental chemistry said that women are capable of science studies as well as men to participate in the sustainable development of Rwanda. The celebrations to mark the World Science Day was attended by students of primary, secondary and university as well as the researchers from IRST who exposed their various achievements in science. Since its inception, the World Science Day has also generated concrete projects and built bridges between science and society.