Reading culture: Why every student should embrace it


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies; the man who never reads lives only one,” wrote American novelist George R.R. Martin in his book, A Dance with Dragons....

Smartphones to be used to track quality of learning


Over 100 nursery and primary school teachers from five districts will be using smartphones to supervise, monitor and report activities concerning the progress of earning of children at their respective...

Why handwork should be encouraged in schools

A friend of mine who was schooled in a neighbouring country says when they were in primary school; handwork was a compulsory extra- curricular activity. He narrates that every Wednesday...

Teachers should give constructive feedback to enhance learning

The term feedback is often loosely used to describe marks, reports and annotations or general comments on written assignments. But none of these is feedback, strictly speaking.

Expert Voice: Study with friends who are good at chemistry

Dear counsellor, I have come to realise that I’m weak in chemistry yet it’s one of the priority subjects. In the past I have tried to revise for long hours...

Africa's technological revolution will start in schools & research labs


In the last few months, there has been a lot of discussion around the technological revolution and its role in what the World Economic Forum (WEF) has dubbed the 4th...

What new special statute means for the teachers


Teachers are among our greatest public servants. They spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our nation for tomorrow, Solomon Ortiz, a US politician once said.

Media fraternity urged to promote early literacy


Media organisations have been urged to promote early literacy initiatives among all children. The call was made last week during a one-day workshop that brought together over 30 editors from...

Graduates decry discrimination on the labour market


Graduates of the University of Rwanda (UR) from some departments such as that of Estate Management and Valuation are claiming to be having a rough time on the job market...

Why I love teaching


There is no job as demanding as teaching; but then, nothing can be more rewarding. Like any other profession, there are burn out seasons in teaching, but so are the...

Define your priority and stand your ground

We all face obstacles in pursuing our goals, whether on professional or personal grounds. Making the switch from working to studying can be rather challenging.

Origins of ordinary things: The telephone

In this era, it is highly inconceivable to live without a telephone. There are telephones of different shapes, sizes, makes and prices making communication easy all over the world.

Rights of refugee children

Sometimes, people are forced to leave their own countries in order to have a chance at surviving natural disasters, conflict or prosecution. For instance, in the history of mankind there...