Education

Origins of ordinary things: Names of months

Months are important in measuring the progress of each year. At the beginning of January, the year is brand new and people make plans of the things they want to do. At the end of December, everyone celebrates their achievements and they are glad to still be alive. But how did the names of the...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Why rethinking of education today is necessary

Education revolution was at the centre of discussions in the recently-concluded National Dialogue in Kigali. While this was highly emphasised, it got squeezed up with my educational ideas in the wide road of economic freedom and development and thus a desire to rethink about education in this...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Book Review: Mahoro: A Little Girl's Search For Peace

Title: “Mahoro: A Little Girl’s Author: Natacha Karambizi Review by: Julius Bizimungu   In the opening part of the book, the author, Natacha Karambizi, vividly tells a story of a mother’s love and the struggle that women go through daily in the event that they have been...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

One in 7.6 billion!

You are unique! One of a kind! The only one in the universe, and the list of descriptions grows on and on but have you ever thought about what actually distinguishes you from others? That in spite of there being seven point six (7.6) billion people on this planet you are the only one being who is...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Protection against harmful practices

During the long holidays, you are at a risk of exposure to harmful practices because this is when you are most likely to interact with many relatives, some of whom are sticklers to archaic and harmful customs. It is therefore important to know that you have the right to protection against harmful...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Is drug abuse Africa’s new enemy?

The drug problem in Africa is extremely serious, with drug usage reported as being at twice the world norm. Over 15 per cent of our population has a drug problem. According to research, substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

The events, reforms that shaped the education sector in 2017

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education”, Martin Luther King once said. This statement underscores the importance of quality education and every country should strive to offer such...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Use this break to set goals for your growth

Often when teachers talk or think about goals, the obvious thing that comes to mind is academic targets or students’ achievement. While this is great because you grow professionally and the satisfaction from student success is simply unmatched, you soon experience teacher burn out if you have...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: The Christmas tree

During this time of year, pine trees are cut down and decorated by Christians around the world in commemoration of the birth of Christ. But the Christmas tree, just like Christmas, has pagan origins. According to History a knowledge sharing platform, for thousands of years, ancient people believed...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

You have a right to privacy

As evolved, conscious beings, there are certain things which humans would rather not do in the presence of other people. This results in the need for privacy. The right to privacy is recognized and protected by several domestic and international laws. For example, article 12 of the Universal...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Hearing heavy weights

Who is the best of them all? You will be surprised, actually shocked at what heads this list; the moth – yes that small nondescript insect that flies around the light, especially in dark places, has superlative hearing ability; in fact, it can hear 150 times better than a human being with...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

African Queen

African queen Raised as a girl of love As beautiful and colourful as herself, the swan But does she know how blessed her soul is? And yet in wonder she glows   She knows not she glows and trusts not when told And hides in the refuge is her gentle, yet fierce soul African queen A woman...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Guitarist on why he chose to interest children in music as a career

Every child has natural abilities of one sort or another. However, it is not every child that gets the opportunity to unearth these innate endowments which may result in under- development because these talents remained latent and never saw the light of day. Experts argue that the best period to...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Talk to people in your network to help

Dear Counsellor, I emerged the best in my department at the university but I am still struggling to find a job after school. I have applied in different corporate companies in vain.  I’m desperate for employment but I don’t know which strategy I should use. Please share with me...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: Chewing gum

It seems pointless to chew something for a while and then spit it out. Yet that’s how chewing gum works and for a lot of people it’s enjoyable and sometimes addictive. What, exactly, is chewing gum anyway? Chewing gum is a soft solid substance which is made of gum base, sweeteners,...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

How to spend your holiday productively

Asking you to stay productive over the holidays is like separating morning and dew. It is holidays- a time to lay back and do silly stuff for fun. However, amidst the fun, there are a number of things that you can and should do to ensure that the time leading up to Christmas is well spent. A great...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

The right to belong to a family

Family is the most important unit of every society because it’s where people find love, protection and belonging. There are many types of families but a child is only said to belong to one if he/she has parents or guardians. For this reason, article 15 paragraph one of Law N°54/2011 of...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Stop the villains; Africa is paradise

It’s been a viral discussion among individuals, African countries and the world at large, whether African development is either real or an illusion. But how can it be real if we the owners of this land have no love for it, if we can only look for peace, safety and a great belonging in other...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Youth urged to shun drugs

A camp to raise awareness on drugs abuse among the youth was last week held in Kigali, with calls on the youth to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Organised by Caring for Impact Ministries (CIM), an NGO that ‘promotes life in all its fullness among the youth’ in partnership with Conquerors...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Silence, absolutely!

Isn’t that what the teacher said to your class many times? But can absolute, total silence be achieved? Of course if you deaf, you are definitely in a noiseless world. Interestingly, whereas some people desire to be in a quiet environment as they consider it peaceful, others run away from...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am