Final exams: Tips to help you shine

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This period marks the apex of the year’s education calendar, particularly for students in primary and secondary school levels. As such, students at different levels will be or are already...

Origins of ordinary things: Mirrors

When most people think of mirrors, they mostly think of them as the reflective glass in which they self-assess before leaving their houses. In fact, some people will not step...

The rights of handicapped people

Some people are born with or acquire certain physical or mental handicaps. However, they still have the right to access the privileges that other people enjoy. For this reason, special...

Groom your child for life after school

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Education gives your children the knowledge they need about different subjects, but does not necessarily equip them with essential life skills: the skills we need to deal effectively with the...

Educate your parents about online education

Online learning is increasingly becoming more viable and a convenient source of learning best suited for students with self drive and determination for further studies. If you’re clashing with your...

Flying Solo!

Hallelujah, earth’s space has been totally conquered! The latest amazing wonder cutting through space is the drone. How amazed at the extreme extent and speed would the the earlier space...

How to help learners become more attentive

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For students to excel in their studies, it’s important that they pay attention to what their teachers are saying to them. Experts say listening skills are critical in every learner’s...

A teacher's attitude remains the yardstick for student’s performance

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The first piece of advice I received from Professor Manasser Nshuti when I started lecturing at the University of Kigali was to manifest good teacher behaviour and decent conduct when...

Akilah graduates urged to be change agents

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Graduates of Akilah Institute for Women in Kibagabaga, Kigali, have been urged to use the skills they have acquired to make a difference in the labour market.

Why schools should prioritise student leadership training

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Paul Oga, the dean of students at Green Hills Academy, Kigali, says he was a prefect right from P3 to S6 while studying in Kenya. He remembers serving as games...

The benefits of reading to toddlers

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Reading problems can be challenging to fix when discovered in elementary school, yet most reading problems can be prevented if exposure to reading starts in the toddler and preschool years.

Teacher leadership: A new paradigm for effective teaching and learning

I always wondered why most of the Cell and Sector leaders were acting teachers or retired teachers. Well; not anymore. Teachers train the leaders we have all over the world...

How to keep your child’s brain active during holidays

Holidays are a period when children are excited about spending long hours sleeping, playing, meeting new friends, and watching movies as a way to cool off after a hectic school...

The power of motivation in a class

In a heated argument with a colleague on the issue of inspiration in education, she observed that education–as a system–is not as broken as we fear, but that we’ve just...

Origins of ordinary things: The calendar

Recording the passing of time has always been of great interest to people even from ancient times. It was important to know how time was elapsing from day to night...

Provisions for obtaining Rwandan nationality

Article 12 of N°54/2011 of 14/12/2011 the law relating to the rights and the protection of the child says that every child has a right to an identity. Identity in...

On becoming an alien!

We have always read stories and poems about the scary and weird looking creatures from outer space with slimy looking green skin and skinny, spindly legs arriving in round like...

Why over-parenting is a double edged sword

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Parents play a central role in their children’s education and achievement in life. But unknown to many is that parenting requires special skills if the children, especially those in school,...

10 Rwandan universities to compete for innovation cash

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A competition where 10 universities from Rwanda are going to tussle it out for the Hult Prize, one of the world’s most important competitions in social entrepreneurship, was last week...

How to protect your child from school bullies

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Have you ever noticed a change in your child’s behaviour? For instance, has your child who used to speak out freely and play actively suddenly become withdrawn? Does your child...

Why we should embrace play-based learning

Recently, Dr Michael Rwibasira, the head of examination and accreditation at Rwanda Education Board ( REB), while addressing teachers hinted on the adaption of play-based learning methodology in the classrooms...

Adhere to the key goals of teaching for best results

Bill Copeland, an American poet, writer and historian, once said, “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field...

Touring space

‘Where are you going for your holiday?’ ‘I think I will try space. I just love the feeing I experience when I look down on our planet earth as the...

Origins of ordinary things: Socks

People wear socks to be warm, to be fashionable or to keep their feet from sweating and causing a foul smell in their shoes. Socks are thus multifunctional. It’s therefore...