Education

How to nurture lifelong readers from primary school

The greatest reading challenge for teachers is not merely getting students to read but getting them to enjoy it as well. It is one thing for students to trudge through texts in a lesson, but whether they’ll open another book when they get home at the end of the day is another thing. How can...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:43am

Sweet but seedless

Have you tried to enjoy a fruit such as a juicy luscious watermelon only to constantly have to spit out the seeds into your palm or somewhere else? If you are trying to impress anyone, spitting out seeds does not head the list, does it?  Well, there seems to be an answer to this question of;...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:20am

Experts tip RALSA on modern archiving standards

No country can fully achieve a knowledge-based socio-economic status if its archives are not well-preserved using modern technologies, experts have said. The remarks were made recently during an International Archives Seminar in Kigali. The three-day seminar brought together over 100 archives and...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:47pm

Why students fail exams

If I ask, why students fail exams, I will most likely get reasons like lack of diligence and poor preparation. And I quite agree, particularly with all the distractions of this time. Back in the day when our elders were in school, they would enter study mode three months to the date of the exam....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:47pm

Global trends: Why integrated approach to education is vital

Last week, the sixth academia-public-private partnership forum 2018 was held at the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi under the theme, ‘The Est African Common Higher Education Area’ During the forum, the regional education experts called for increased private...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:46pm

Cultivate critical thinking among learners to enhance learning

One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is ensuring that your students are actually evaluating the information, rather than just regurgitating it back to you. Little wonder, most students can barely remember salient aspects of the content they have studied in recent past, much less apply the...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:24pm

If you want to be emancipated

When you are below the age of eighteen, you are considered as a child and, therefore, there are certain things that you cannot do. For instance, you cannot live alone, you cannot do make any legal decisions without representation and you cannot do away with parental authority. However, as soon as...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:16pm

Who should produce knowledge?

Philosophy of education tells us that everyone is endowed with the aptitude to produce knowledge, invent and innovate to bring about social order, which traditionalists still believe is the ultimate measure of knowledge creation. However, there have been many debates about this notion with...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:51pm

Discover the meaning of words that begin with il- in- ir- or im-

You have come across words such as illegal, inadequate, irresponsible and immoral? The il- in- ir- and im- mean the same: ‘not’ or ‘the opposite of’. That implies that words that begin with one of the four carry the element of negation or opposite of the rest of the word....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:32pm

Gasabo families upbeat as three nursery schools are inaugurated

Parents in Gasabo District have welcomed the completion of three new nursery schools saying it will enable their children attend school more conveniently as they previously found it hard to take them to other schools which are far from their homes. The fully-fledged schools, which were inaugurated...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:20pm

Internship: Why entrepreneurial skills should be a priority

Contrary to many youth who seek internship opportunities with the aim of landing on good jobs with the host organisations, Jesse Rayson Shyaka says he looked for an internship place hoping to garner the experience to start his own business. A third year student at Kigali Independent University (...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

TVET graduates urged on job-creation

Graduates in vocational and technical courses have been called upon to use their skills to create their own jobs instead of wandering around in search of white-collar employment. The message was delivered last week by various speakers during a graduation ceremony of 205 technical and vocational...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Adopt new approaches for better learning outcomes

Bell Hooks, a modern educationist and an ardent student of participative learning, talks about learning as a freedom of practice and explains that teachers who have still failed to recognise the role of students in the process of learning and teaching are a threat to the quality in education hence...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Saving seeds

The options vary; swimming, flying or hitching a ride on an animal is up to you, as long as you get there (the end justifies the means) according to the seeds. Seeds, in all shapes and sizes have to ensure they carry on reproducing to the next generation and so they are adapted to suit their...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Discover the meaning with words ending in –ance and -ence

The suffix -ance or -ence are the same and the difference in spelling is brought about by the vowels that precede them. The words are derived from Latin forms ‘antia’ or ‘entia’, which generally mean ‘an act of’ or sometimes meaning ‘a thing that (does)...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Performance: No student should be left behind

Sometimes students fail, not because they are stupid, but it could be that they are slow learners who need extra guidance. In this case, teachers have to work with parents to enable students to keep up for better class results. “Teachers should show concern and find out the weakest point of...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Little Flowers School donates to vulnerable women

On Saturday, Little Flowers School hosted a belated International Women’s Day event that included humanitarian activities aimed at helping vulnerable women. Even though the world celebrates Women’s Day on March 8, the school decided to celebrate it on the 10th to engage with vulnerable...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

What role does social media play?

Circumstantial life events, influences, and surroundings change our behaviour, like social media for example, a movement that highly influences our relationships and interactions. But how large a role does networking through social media play in our lives? Maybe more than any of us realise....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Why education sector needs more innovators

The concept of innovation has stood the test of time; with emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), how has quality education been realised through this channel? Success has been registered all over the world in the field of science and technology, and the quality of...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Create a gender inclusive classroom to challenge gender stereotypes

Pressing for progress in the gender parity agenda is not a theme that could have been exhausted within the twenty- four-hour-dictate of a single day for women. Rather, it is a theme whose nurturing will require all our efforts, everyday, until we achieve a society that is more gender inclusive. One...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am