Absentee parents: How it affects your child’s studies

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Parents have a major influence on a child’s achievement, more importantly in the field of education. Experts say the absence of a parent in a child’s academic guidance makes them...

Joining university: Early preps will save you last minute panic

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Last month, the Ministry of Education released the 2016 A-level examination results. The general pass rate was registered at 89.5 per cent, a 0.3 per cent improvement from the 2015...

Local technical school dreams of making first Rwandan car

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About two minutes drive from Kigali International Airport, a young entrepreneur has set up a technical school named The Expert Motor-Vehicle and Technical College (EMVTC) Remera.

The role of teachers in women empowerment

As we celebrate the accomplishments women have made around the world, I can’t help but question my involvement as an educator in any woman’s empowerment.

Ask your parents for a second chance

I dropped out of school thinking I was going to reap big from a small business I had started against my parents’ plea to continue with my education. However, few...

Simple, effective ways to ensure learner success

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The expectation of every teacher is that all their students grasp the concept taught in class; but how can they make sure this is achieved? Education experts say as a...

How schools can solve the challenge of language proficiency dilemma

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Renowned Kenyan scholar, novelist and post-colonial theorist Ngugi wa thiongo , in his famous book, Decolonizing the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature, shows that language has a...

Parent mentors train in childcare services

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In a bid to address concerns of the rising cases of school drop-outs and child abuse caused largely by ‘absentee parents’, over 60 mentors have been trained to provide childcare...

Get closer to your teachers, classmates for support

The principal goal for all students is to achieve their own highest level of success in supportive classrooms, taught by teachers who give the tools to overcome obstacles and learn...

Why teachers should adopt a collaborative approach to learning

“My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind has adopted it,” said Novalis, a German author and philosopher. With precision, he eloquently yet...

The right to parental care

Food and water are the most basic needs for human survival. Studies have shown that a fully grown human being can only go up to three weeks without food but...

Origin of ordinary things: Examinations

For centuries, examinations have been a cause of stress and panic among students from all over the world. Some students have been known to sweat, shake, breathe really fast at...