It is 10am and six smartly dressed students are perched close to the school gate watching every person who walks in. When a lady dressed in a bright coloured Kitenge walks in holding a khaki paper bag, one of the girls springs to her feet, runs towards her and gives her a tight hug almost throwing her off her feet.
By mid 60s most countries in the region had attained independence. Statistics available also show that each of the five East African countries had relatively low populations and also their Universities among the best in Africa.
It is true that most amateur writers feel like beggars constantly tugging at the sleeves of uninterested passers-by. It is true that most amateur writers feel like there are too many writers and too few readers. They have to build and maintain a relationship with individual readers; entice them to pick up their works competing with other pressures; work, family, social media, movies.
This week Education Times took time off to witness what happens on visitation days. The practice is different from school to school with some settling for the first Sunday of the month while others prefer the last one. In some schools, it is almost an open door policy while others are very strict on who is allowed in.
Janet Longmore is the founder and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT). She has dedicated her career to the creation of innovative approaches to help people in marginalised communities acquire the skills necessary to enter the modern workforce and become self-reliant. Education Times’ Allan Brian Ssenyonga caught up with her on her recent visit to Rwanda.
On Sunday June 2, a new advisory council was commissioned to replace the old board that had been in place from the time Riviera High School was established. The event coincided with a parents’ meeting held at the school.
In 2009, President Paul Kagame asked Dale Dawson and Bridge2Rwanda (B2R) to create a second program to “burst the bottlenecks” that were still preventing Rwanda’s top students from competing effectively for international scholarships. The goal was to continue growing the number of Rwandan students studying abroad, but without the significant financial burden of the Rwandan Presidential Scholars.