Every year, the African statistical community celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in the economic and social development of the continent. The decision of celebrating ASD every year was taken since 1990 by the twenty-fifth session of the United Nations Economic for Africa and the Sixteenth Meeting of African ministers responsible for Economic Planning and development. It is in this context that thee National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) has been organizing an annual competition intended for University students.
This event is conducted by inviting graduate and postgraduate students of educational institutions of higher learning (both public and private) in Rwanda to produce winning static infographics by participating in the NISR Infographic Competition. This year competition was attended by 12 universities with 115 teams.
The infographic competition was designed to engage youth in statistical analysis and therefore improve statistical literacy among young of Rwanda.
The competition seeks to engage students by shaping them into storytellers and researchers who use data visualization effectively, and to help facilitate evidence-based policy and decision making. The five winning teams were selected and given different prizes. Winning students from INES-Ruhengeri were MUREBWAYIRE Arnica, Statistics Applied to Economy and TETA Vanessa, Statistics Applied to Economy in the first team and NSHIMIYIMANA Sostene, Land Administration and Management and NIYIYAGABA Willy, Civil Engineering in the second team.