Rwanda: More than 700 Police officers undergo UN test

Friday 20th, January 2012 / 10:05 Written by

 Currently more than 700 police officers from all over Rwanda participate in the so called Selection Assistance Test, commonly known as SAT. The test is a pre-requisite for all police officers before they are deployed in UN peace keeping missions.

To successfully pass SAT police officers undergo six tests including reading, listening, report writing, interview, driving and shooting.

Police officers are considered eligible for a UN mission if they pass all the tests with at least an average mark.
As for practical tests such as shooting and driving excellent knowledge is required.
According to the Director of Peace Support Operations at Rwanda National Police, Superintendent Ejide Ruzigamanzi, SAT process is going on well without hitches:

We expect all police officers eligible for the ongoing SAT to be done in two days.”

Rwandan Police - Copyright: Ally Muhawe

Assistant Superintendent Cosmos Anyan, the head of induction and training at United Nations Assistant Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) noted that the selection assistance team was received and handled well:

We have had no problem at all and we are impressed with the way the whole selection process is going on. We intend to include this in our report.”

He noted that their primary responsibility was to help RNP select the best police officers to serve in United Nations Peace Keeping Missions. He was overall impressed with the level of performance.
AIP John Bosco Kagame, one of the police officers who underwent SAT said he was happy to pass the difficult test:

I am delighted to that my institution gave me this opportunity. I intend to serve to represent my country well once my time to serve in a peace keeping mission comes.”

Those who have passed will be put on a waiting list of UN mission opportunities.
Currently Rwanda has more than 400 police officers serving in peace keeping missions in Africa and the Caribbean including Sudan, South Sudan, Haiti, Liberia and Ivory Coast.

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