Education

Origins of ordinary things: Hotels

Hotels are the best alternative for accommodation when people travel away from their homes. The word “hotel” is derived from “hôtel”, a French word whose original connotation was a hospital-like place that provides care and accommodation to frequent visitors. Although...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

The right to a good name

When you introduce yourself to a new group of people, you start by saying your name. This is because a name is one of the most important ways to identify a person. Other aspects of identity, according to article 35 of Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016 the law governing persons and family include origin...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Colour code your food

You will agree with me that colour certainly colours up our lives. Just a glance around you will reveal the perfect combination of natural hues in all areas of our lives. Have a quick look outside and you will observe that the aqua blue sky, dotted with the white cottony clouds, blend in...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

EDUCATION: Are teachers losing the moral compass?

Back in the day, teachers were a yard stick for measuring good morals in society. They were hailed as role models and society held them in high esteem. It was a sense of pride to be referred to as a teacher-a profession many took up as a calling to serve society. However, critics say some of the...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

What first phase of quality education campaign achieved

Offices at the Ministry of Education were closed early last month as top officials in the Ministry, and all affiliated institutions, embarked on a tour to assess the quality of education in over 600 schools including primary, secondary, university, as well as technical and vocational education and...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Don't be a loner, everybody needs friends

Dear counsellor, lately everybody around me at school has been saying I am anti- social and I love to isolate myself. The truth is that growing up, I always liked being alone and having my space. I don’t enjoy having company, but this makes me push people away.  My peers at school now...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: Religion

There are countless religions around the world, the most dominant ones being Christianity and Islam. Although most religious books and teachings date their beliefs to the beginning of time, written records only began after the invention of writing. According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia,...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Declaration of birth

In order to fully enjoy the civic rights of Rwandan citizenship, every child must have their birth declared so that they receive proper documentation. Article 100 of Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016, the law governing persons and family, says that the declaration must be made within 30 days after...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Using distinguished instruction in the classroom

Like Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Indeed, one-size-fits all is not a practical concept in a modern classroom given that not all of your students grasp a...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Young girls challenged to rise to their full potential

Young girls have been urged to pursue their dream careers, no matter the price, in order to break the stereotypes that some careers are male only fields. The call was made during Kepler’s Women’s Day event held at its headquarters in Kigali under the theme ‘Time is now: Rural and...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

University students tipped on reproductive health

As the population in Rwanda grows, resulting in imbalance of economic variables such as health, nutrition, education, housing and employment, higher learning institutions and students have been urged to steer the movement. This was observed during an inter-university conference on family planning...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Discipline; why it should be a concern for everyone

Athanasie Vuguziga, a literacy teacher at Lit Club in Kayonza District, Eastern Province, says that for the last eight years she has been in the teaching profession, the toughest and most stressing task in the profession is handling indiscipline among learners. She notes that all parties, that...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Discover the meaning of words that begin with prefix ab

In cases of complicated words, you need to remember that English evolved from several other languages, especially Latin and Greek. If you know one word, it can lead you to knowing many more related words with the same letters at the beginning (prefix), in the middle (infix) or at the end (suffix...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Shapes and sizes

Pear shaped figures versus apple shapes are the trending terms for describing women’s various body shapes. Not to be left out, men prefer to be described in ‘vegetable language’ such as parsnip, beetroot and aubergine. Apparently in men, the parsnip form is the most desirable one...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Do we understand the concept of learning?

Many students continue with their quest for knowledge even after the customary stages of education, taking on further learning for that purpose. All over the world, institutions of learning have age groups for learners, with a standard age at which one is fit to begin school. After teaching for...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

The age of critical thinking at play

The social media revolution has come along with a swarm of changes in the present times, some for the better, others for worse, but generally communication has been made easy. Few weeks ago, a certain friend in the twilight of her youth posted a comment on her Facebook wall about the crumbling...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Pooh coffee!!!

Fancy taking some coffee with a waft of cat pooh? Then you are the right customer for the most pricey coffee in the world – Kopi Luwak coffee ! The civet cats eat the berries and other parts of the plants. Apparently the berries do not get digested but instead they make their way smoothly...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Master that spelling: when to use the suffixes '-tion', '-sion' or '-cion'

The suffixes -tion and -sion are both used to create especially nouns from verbs to describe an action, process, practice, or the result thereof. They mainly of the same suffix -ion although we consider them individually for learning purposes. There is also a third version, -cion, but this only...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Benefits of good communication among teachers

As a teacher, one should be in a position to mould and equip students with knowledge that will help them be responsible people in future. When in this profession, a lot is needed to ensure learners get the best. One of these qualities is good communication among teachers. To be an effective...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am

Career choice: How to deal with parent-child clash

Last week, the Ministry of Education released the 2017 A-Level results. Out of 40,753 candidates who sat A-level exams in 2017, 89.55 per cent passed. This implies that a big number of candidates are now set to pursue a specific career path at tertiary level. However, the career choice often tends...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00am