Rwandan President Paul Kagame as keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma (USA) – President Paul Kagame, who was the keynote speaker Friday at the US-based Oklahoma Christian University’s commencement addressed a group of 300 and celebrated the first 10 (four girls and six boys) Rwandan graduates in the school’s Rwanda Presidential Scholars program.
Before the ceremony, two of the Rwandan graduates said they appreciated President Kagame’s presence during their graduation.
In his address, the president urged the graduates to be the transformational leaders that they have been trained to be and said education is key in helping his war-torn country continue to recover from genocide.
“Aim to touch and change the lives of your communities. In so doing, you will be making a positive change to our world and becoming better people in the process,” he said.
He observed that the graduation marks an important milestone in the partnership and friendship between OCU and Rwanda.
But the Rwandan President never mentioned the lawsuit filed against him on Thursday by the lawyers of widows Habyarimana and Ntaryamira in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City. He left shortly before the ceremony ended in order to avoid being served with the lawsuit.