Gifted students: What it takes to skip a grade

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Mathias Nkeeto, now a mathematics teacher in Kigali, says he initially found it challenging to cope after he was made to skip a grade because of his ability to grasp...

Origins of ordinary things: Fans

On a hot day when the air is thick and still, it helps to have a fan, giving the illusion that the atmosphere is filled with fresh air. The first...

Dealing with exam fever among teachers to improve performance

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That’s right- teacher exam fever! Have you ever taken a crucial lab test and waited for results or had an impromptu speech to give before people on whom your life...

How toys contribute to your child's growth and development

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Parents always want the best for their children and therefore strive to do the right thing to ensure their children’s growth and development. Experts say toys are one thing parents...

Students' corner: Movie eye?

What is your eye shape? Are your eyes deep set, monolids, hooded, protruding, upturned, down-turned, close set or wide set? A careful look in the ‘Snow white’ mirror will guide...

I am proud to have taught President Kagame - Augustin Nyabutsitsi

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As a teacher, you’re the most important part of a young student’s life. Your love of learning can be infectious and inspiring to any student you teach. Remember how you...

How students can make the best of the third term

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Students have resumed school for the third term following a three-week holiday. As expected, they are all eager to do their best to be able to ascend the ladder on...

Literacy camp empowers students through reading

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Over 138 primary and secondary students, last week attended a five-day literacy camp dubbed ‘LitCamp’ in Rwinkwavu, Kayonza District, Eastern Province.

MKU to offer programmes in identified areas of niche

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As part of its strategic goal in supplementing government effort to provide affordable and quality education towards nation building, Mount Kenya University (MKU) Senate recently resolved to restructure and continue...

A phone should be the least of your worries

Your future career success will not depend on whether or not you had a mobile phone in your secondary school but rather the great commitment and sacrifice you give to...

How to use past exam papers to prepare students adequately

The third academic term is here with us and so is the overwhelming exam anxiety. It is doubtable if pep talk alone will diffuse this angst if the students haven’t...

Origins of ordinary things: Glue

Glue is a very commonly used item for bonding different types of things. It is used in homes, schools, offices, manufacturing industries and other places.

The right to identity

Identity is the most important aspect of every human being because it is what sets you apart from everyone else. Additionally, in order to enjoy civil rights, every person must...

Twist it, bend it, shake it, but break it not!

If you take a good critical look at hands, you will find the answer; I am the thumb! You will notice that the thumb is in the opposite direction. The...

Smart classes: How prepared are schools?

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Learners across Rwanda will soon start benefiting from a new system of teaching that emphasizes the use of information and communication technology, thanks to a three-year project to transform education...

First complete your current course

Scholarships are merit-based aid based on one’s talents or academic achievements. Finding one may seem quite challenging especially with the cut-throat competition for the few available offers. However, if you’re...

Administrators should empower teachers to improve productivity

Empowering teachers with the right to participate in the determination of school goals and policies and to exercise professional judgment about what and how to teach is the best way...

You have the right to protection from polluted water

“Water is life” is an accurate saying because there is no living thing that can survive without water. This makes access to water an important human need. But not just...

Origins of ordinary things: Toothpaste

Being at arm’s length or closer to a person who hasn’t brushed their teeth can be a torturous experience. They will give off a bad odor every time they open...

Homing home

Meet Babi the Bird, who loves to go on holiday every year. When the cold weather sets in and there is just not enough food or the variety has lessened,...

Holiday revision tips for candidates

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As candidates enjoy their holidays, they will also be preparing to climb the next ladder in their academic journey. But for one to succeed, they should know that how they...

Are schools doing enough for learners with special needs?

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G.S Institute Filippo Smaldone in Nyamirambo, a Kigali suburb, provides inclusive education where pupils with hearing problems and some with mental disabilities study with their normal counterparts. In P1 and...

Holidays: Would you let your child stay away from home?

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Kenia Kaze is an 11 year old pupil. She usually spends her holidays with the maid as her parents have to be away at work most of the time. Her...

Mindset change and support from teachers will help

We’re all distinctively intelligent, with different strengths, talents and learning potentials. This is consistent with increasing research which asserts that there exists a multitude of intelligence levels among people and...