Education

How firm is implementation of peace education?

Two years back, the government initiated peace studies in the curriculum. This was done with an aim of looking at how best peace can be integrated into humanity courses like history, religion, social studies, among others, which in the end would facilitate the prevention of conflict and peace...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:52pm

Children and social media: Should parents be worried?

Recently, concerned youth and parents in Kenya started a hashtag on Twitter and Facebook - it should reach the parents. This was after shocking nude photos of youngsters emerged on social media sites. This sparked outrage and mixed reactions on what the future of teenagers is and how such photos...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:35pm

Be more sensitive to students

The slipshod back-to-school attitude and the usual holiday hangover aside, the students you are receiving from this break are also affected by the general remorse and melancholy of the mourning period, something likely to impact their functioning in school. This then calls for special care and...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:26pm

Youth should be at the forefront of reconciliation drive

Looking at the pre and post-Genocide period, the youth played a big role both times. The pre-group played a major part in inciting and carrying out one of the worst atrocities known to mankind during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in which over one million innocent people were mercilessly...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:26pm

Learn it right: The use of re- and again

You have heard or you will hear some people say that English was born in the United Kingdom, brought up in the United States, fell ill in Africa and died in Asia. That is generally to say; English speakers in Africa and Asia are not as accurate as those in the UK or USA. It is not necessarily...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:24pm

AI: Will they or will they not?

This is the million franc question. Do we see a nearby future in which machines, such as programmed computers, take over the jobs of educators? With all the advancement in technology, most especially in the area of artificial intelligence, this phenomenon is worthy of further exploration, don...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:18pm

What are we getting from education?

Education is regarded ‘the future’ in this competitive world; not all will agree, however, learning has in fact changed, especially after the rise of technology. It is as old as time itself. But it’s what we do with that schooling that matters. Many graduates remain jobless today...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:08pm

Origins of ordinary things: The name “Africa”

Most paleoanthropologists consider Africa to be the birthplace of all humanity and yet its name seems to have been a foreign configuration. Several theories have been put forward as to the origins of the name of the second largest continent in the world. According to web-based ‘Knowledge...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:55pm

Know your duties

A child is not meant to be a passive citizen, benefitting from civil rights without giving anything in return. Each child has duties to play, doing things that benefit his/her family, community and country. According to article 21 of N°54/2011 of 14/12/2011 law relating to the rights and the...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:37pm

Make use of the knowledge you gain in school

My parents are always shouting at me about my grades. I’m not a smart student; I try to do revision but I still fail. I’ve even approached friends to help me, which they do, but I don’t pass the tests as well as they do. My sister makes fun of me and calls me stupid and now, I...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:27pm

Be able to understand old English

By Kelly Rwamapera   Do not be limited in accessing information in the English language because of the change of some word or expressions over time or the style in which a work of art was produced.   There is a lot of written English literature produced hundreds of years ago in words...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:16am

Applying Freire’s view in today’s education

Rwanda’s education system is doing a tremendous job in ensuringstudentspass exams. However, the practice of following the curriculum step-by-step in the long run only encourages a fixed way of learning, as opposed to promoting critical thinking. One of the sides of the country’s style...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:13am

Smart but ....

Smart phone, smart apps and a winding list of numerous other smart developments continue to hit the market and make our lives sometimes easier and other times busier – think about WhatsApp.It is intriguing to find out what makes these objects smart. Artificial intelligence, which is (in...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:11am

GAERG: Where student survivors find solace

Fidèle Nsengiyaremye was only three years old when in 1994 he narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Interahamwe militia who wiped out his entire immediate family, leaving him as the sole survivor. He says that when the machete wielding gang attacked their home to kill them, his parents had...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:18am

Trauma: How can teachers help?

April 7 marked the beginning of the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. During this time, Rwandans mourn and pay tribute to the victims of the Genocide during which over one million innocent people were mercilessly slaughtered.  People – young and old – were...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:08am

Nyanza, Ruhango students plant 4000 trees

Members of environment clubs from 12 secondary schools based in Nyanza and Ruhango districts in Southern Province last week convened in the districts’ towns to plant 4000 trees of various species as part of an environmentprotection programme.   The trees were planted under a drive...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:03am

The right to protection from the threat of genocide

24 years ago, over one million Rwandans lost their lives during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This week, several activities will be undertaken in commemoration of the tragedy that befell the country with a continued promise to never let it happen again. In the Preamble of the Constitution...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:57am

Origins of ordinary things: Democracy

The word “democracy” is derived from the 5th century Greek word “dēmokratiā” which means “rule of the people.” It was a depiction of the political experiment that existed at the time in Greek cities such as Athens. This is according to Britannica, an...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:55am

Dear Counsellor,

Dear Counsellor, I am usually a very good student and I get good grades. However, my parents seem to fight a lot and it is beginning to affect my performance. I worry about them a lot. My teachers have noticed and they are concerned but I don’t know how to tell them. How can I get through...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:51am

Parenting is an overwhelming task

Dear counselor,    A year ago while at school I got pregnant and unfortunately, I couldn’t finish my studies. Now I wish to go back to school but I’m afraid about how my schoolmates and friends will look at me. I’m interested in my education but I’m afraid...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:49am