Should we shun or embrace student relationships?

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When Esther fell in love with her male classmate, everything seemed ok. She always walked around the school hand–in-hand with her boyfriend. To Esther, friends and books were no longer...

The pride of being a teacher

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Being a teacher and teaching as a career comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Let us consider advantages first.

Do not reject the chance to become a prefect

MY TEACHERS WANT ME TO BECOME A HEADGIRL BUT I DON’T WANT. WON’T THEY GET ANGRY WITH ME? HOW CAN I POLITELY DECLINE THEIR REQUEST. JACKY

Why sanitation is important

Last week, The Open Voice team went to ES Technique de Gisenyi to discuss with students why a clean environment is as important as their personal hygiene.

BOOK REVIEW: Process of teaching, learning

Books, like meals, come in two forms: they could either come as ordinary servings, prepared by ordinary cooks or they could be extraordinary works of art from a top chef.

SCHOOL MEMORIES: The end of "red and black"

There I was, face down, breathing in grass and eating dust, covering the back of my head with my hands. Belinda was seated on my buttocks, slapping my back.

Sensitise students on the dangers of teenage romance

Teenage relationships are on the increase among learners. But they have also come with consequences on the social and academic lives of students.

Nyundo: The breeding ground for musicians

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When you talk about Technical and Vocational Education (TVET), what comes to most people’s minds is carpentry, mechanics, baking, welding, bricklaying and tailoring among others. Very few people ever think...

The twenty first century teacher

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The quality of teachers determines the quality of young people that schools, institutions and universities produce and the quality of graduates determines the level of efficiency in the workplaces. Since...

Remera students discuss jiggers

Raising awareness about the importance of hygiene is one of the major goals of Open Voice. According to research, jiggers thrive most in dirty environments and can have a negative...

Want your child to love books? Start reading

MY 10-YEAR-OLD CHILD DOES NOT LIKE READING OR DOING HOMEWORK AND IT IS WORRYING ME. HOW CAN I HELP HIM LOVE BOOKS?

BOOK REVIEW: The Yacoubian Building

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A master of characterisation, Alaa Al Aswany entwines the reader in an all-engaging story that revolves around inhabitants of a single, dilapidated, apartment building, The Yacoubian Building.

SCHOOL MEMORIES: To appetiser, a great companion

I refused to take it with me the first time I arrived for boarding school. My mother tried to tell me that I would need it but I said: “There’s...

Music industry good for country

Ever heard of Rwanda’s Tom Close and Knowles? How about US artistes Dr Dre and Celine Dion?