Why schools must embrace the power of drama in learning

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Confucius, a renowned Chinese philosopher, explaining the role of drama in education wrote, ‘Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will...

Ecole Privee Marie Auxiliatrice using culture to impact learners

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As once stated by Marcus Garvey, a black American publisher and journalist, “a people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Perhaps,...

How teachers can effectively deal with student tardiness

While lateness deters academic achievement, it is one of the minor evils teachers unconsciously accommodate in their classes. Whether in boarding or day school; primary or tertiary level, tardiness is...

Expert Voice: Tell your parents where your passion is

After my high school education, I earned a scholarship to study a science course at university, which my family received as a blessing. However, I have always been interested in...

Students use drama to fight teenage pregnancy

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As concerns of unwanted pregnancies among the school-going teens increase, students from GS Remera Protestant in Kigali have taken to using songs and drama to show the dangers of early...

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...