How to make the best of the holidays

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Holidays bring excitement for majority of students because it feels like breaking loose from the bondage of months of studying. And for many, they leave school filled with a lot...

The rights of children infected or affected by AIDS

Every first day of December is World AIDS day. It is dedicated to remembering those who have died of the disease, creating awareness about its spreading, and celebrating the achievements...

Getting the right support will be of help

Drug addiction is not a matter of willpower; it is a chronic brain disease that alters brain function, making it incredibly difficult for an addict to stop using drugs on...

Origins of ordinary things: Headphones

Listen to music at deafening volume without disturbing other people’s peace. Receive a phone call without putting your phone to your ear. Block out all the surrounding noise while you...

Teachers should consider professional development this holiday

While it is undeniable that teachers need rest and that we have our own personal (essential) things to do over the holidays, the risk of reporting back to class rusty...

Japanese Ambassador Miyashita visits Mahama Refugee Camp

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The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita, last week, paid a visit to Mahama Refugee Camp that serves as home to over 50,000 Burundian refugees.

Parenting: How to manage your child' behaviour this festive season

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The holiday comes with a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to handling children and managing their behaviour in general.

Enhancing early childhood literacy through narratives

It is common knowledge that building a vibrant education system begins with establishing strong institutions and building strong early childhood literacy which produces future competent national human resources.

Worldly words!

What is the first word you said while you are a baby? While some of us first said mama, a few others said dada or tata or something along those...

Japanese Ambassador Miyashita visits Mahama Refugee Camp

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The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita, last week, paid a visit to Mahama Refugee Camp that serves as home to over 50,000 Burundian refugees. Ambassador Miyashita, among others,...

Parenting: Is your child safe on internet?

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Mutesi’s 10-year-old son is tech savvy and can effectively operate a smart phone. He can navigate different apps on the internet with ease.

Umuganda: Excella School students raise money to support the needy

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Members of Umurage Patriotism Club from Excella School have raised Rwf100,000 to support needy pupils from the community in the vicinity of their school. The funds will be spent on...

Why cultural studies are important to students

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As once stated by C.S. Lewis, a British novelist and poet; ‘education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a cleverer devil’. Well, according to...

Green Hills students tipped on leadership

Student leaders of Green Hills Academy were last week equipped with leadership skills and the principles they need to be flag-bearers in transforming society. Addressing a group of students, Frank...

We must all embrace education for a better society

I vividly remember how now the late Dares Kankongoliro laboured to convince my grandmother to allow me go to school. The man toiled to explain to the old woman about...

Happy holidays teachers; you deserve it

Many of us are already basking in the glow of holiday break. Others have only a few more hours/days to go before they join the party. There’s no doubt that...

Origins of ordinary things: Motorcycles

A motorcycle is fascinating for the simple reason that it is nearly as swift as a car and almost as portable as a bicycle. The making of the motorcycle was...

Law against endangerment of children

Children, much like other human beings are sacred and inviolable. For this reason, the Penal Code of Rwanda prohibits endangerment of children and prescribes punishments for such crimes.

The nose- a two holed miracle

There are lots of ways to greet: some people kiss with their lips or on the cheek or back of the hand, others bow their foreheads and touch the feet...

Why parents opt for boarding schools

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Most parents today continue to opt to send their children to boarding schools. The reasons are varied, but key among them is that most parents say it’s because students in...

Rwanda to host 7th global healthcare summit

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Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world....

How poor time management affects grades

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There are times we lose out on some opportunities because we just did not plan for our time well. The same goes for students who score poor marks not because...

Holiday makers should take on part-time jobs

There’s really no easy way to say this: having a job over the holiday sucks!

Parents should be at the pinnacle of their children’s education

The concept of parents being at the pinnacle of their children’s education has been talked about the world over by all people concerned about the plight of lack of vibrant...