Education

The evolution of money

Money, which runs the world’s economy, and everyone’s life in one way or the other, has gone through very many phases — from animals to crops to cowrie shells, stones and even leather products. Gradually, on the exchange scene appeared coins – copper, silver and gold...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:14pm

Why youths should join fellowship programmes

If there is anything that could keep the youth occupied, skilled, empowered with opportunities, and profitably engaged, these are fellowships. A fellowship is a programme that is about short term opportunities, trainings, and research about something new, developing an initiative, and advanced...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:19pm

Cashless and Loving it!

Most people love the feel of crisp paper money in between their fingers and the particular smell of new money that comes along with it, right?  Well that is true for countries that still continue to encourage the use of money in paper form. On the bigger world scene, a significant part of the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:05pm

Communication magic: Use polite language

The reason we need language skills is to be able to express ourselves to the world around us. We explain our ideas to people and win others towards us through language. Experts have several ways in which people can use language tool to expand their attraction of the world around them but the plain...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:47pm

Follow your passion

Dear Counselor, my parents are pushing me towards science subject yet I am stronger in arts. I get good grades in almost all art subjects but have trouble with math’s and science. They want to get a tutor and now even the little interest I had in science is gone. How can I get about this?...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:07pm

Know your rights: The rights of children in conflict with the law

When children commit crimes, they have to be accountable for their actions. That is unless they are below the age of fourteen, in which case their parents or guardians have to take on the responsibility, according to article 58 of N°54/2011 of 14/12/2011 the law relating to the rights and the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:59pm

Why it’s important for students to develop independent learning skills

The desire for every teacher is to see their learners excel, not only in academic work but also outside school environment. However, education experts believe that among many factors that lead to achieving this, is helping and working with students on how to develop independent leaning skills....

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:57pm

Origins of ordinary things: The alphabet

One of the first things that everyone learns as soon as they start school is their ABCs. This is the most important step in learning how to read because words comprise combinations of letters from the alphabet. In ancient times when writing hadn’t come into place, pictographic symbols were...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:50pm

Learning as a freedom of practice: Revisiting our curriculum is paramount

Issues with my eyes as early as 2000 and my first visit to Kampala for the treatment later that year remains indistinct but also a good dare only to be realised after 18 years. In the face of  very painful eyes, I bumped into my 9-year-old cousin. His eloquence and confidence struck me. The...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:46pm

Why teachers need to adjust teaching techniques

Teachers today find themselves in a dilemma; they have to make sure learners are active throughout a lesson, and that they participate in the various activities offered. Educationists urge that for instructors to be able to keep their learners hooked to whatever they are teaching, they should make...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:36am

Origins of ordinary things: The office

A lot of people who are in formal employment do their work in a space that they refer to as an office. According to Wikipedia, an encyclopedia, the word “office” is derived from “officum”, a Latin word which meant a mobile bureau for staff or a formal position. ...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:20am

Are schools working to achieve sustainable development?

My first day at school remains a mystery in the journey of my education. Growing up in the village meant two things had to be done every day before setting out for school; helping out the herdsmen and digging around the kraal. Obviously my worst was digging; little did I know that on starting...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:52pm

Team machine

There are very many other areas, apart from the education sector, where artificial intelligence has made inroads. For instance, one intriguing area that you will find interesting to know is that artificial intelligence can help you find love, how? Through the collection and analysing of the data a...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:48pm

Discover the meaning of words that begin with ex-

Many words in the English language have Latin or Greek words at their beginning (prefixes), in the middle (infixes) or end (suffixes). Many English learners have used this fact to discover the meaning of other various words with the same letter as the words they know. You only need to know that...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:45pm

Increase club activities to attain proficiency in the English language

Anybody who left Rwanda in 2009 would be fascinated by the growth of the English language in the country. Some Rwandans, today, can speak English almost with the agility and proficiency of a native - something quite commendable given the recent transition from francophone to Anglophone. Even so,...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:29pm

Know your rights: The right to protection from unsuitable or forced labour

According to article 4 of N° 13/2009 of 27/05/2009, the law regulating labour in Rwanda, it is illegal to employ a child below the age of 16, even as a trainee in any company. This is because employment interferes with education and is also likely to compromise a child’s physical,...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:18pm

Encourage children to develop good study habits

Dear Counsellor, My teenager is not doing well in school and I am concerned. He was a bright child, but he is now failing in school. I try to help him with his homework from time-to-time. And when I do, he does better. However, I work till late and can’t be home to always help him. How can...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:51pm

Students want to learn more about Rwanda’s history

At their age (most of them under 15), these youngsters do not know much about the brutal events that started on the night of April 6, 1994 — the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that saw over one million innocent people mercilessly slaughtered. However, every year, like all Rwandans...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:22pm

New facility to improve nursery education in Rwamagana

Rwamagana District and Better World, a South Korea-based organisation, have inaugurated a new early childhood development centre at Nkomangwa cell, Munyiginya sector. Speaking at the ceremony last week, Better World’s chief executive Kim Kwang Dong, said the centre was funded by young Korean...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:16am

Parenting: Who owns a child’s image right?

Most social media users are happy to see the likes and positive comments of their children’s photos shared on public platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, among others, but rarely think about what happens after or where the shared photos end up. Many forget that once a post button is...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:08am