Nurturing exceptional talent in children starts at home

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Ever encountered a child who exhibited an intrinsic motivation to learn, explore and had an intense persistence and need to prove themselves?

Valuing teachers: How much is a good teacher worth?

Aristotle, the famous philosopher, had it that:“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” The...

Schools win greenhouses in 'Farming is Cool' initiative

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As part of its ‘Farming is Cool Rwanda’ initiative, Balton Rwanda recently rewarded the first set of schools for embracing agriculture as a feasible career option.

Expert Voice: Extensive reading will offer you a lot

Dear counsellor, I am in Form Four, I study to my level best, but the results are still not as impressive as I wish. What can I do to become...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Care for children with HIV/AIDS

Unlike the olden days, acquiring HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence. No matter how you acquire the virus, you can still live a long and healthy life. As a child,...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Of initiation night in Keino House

If, like me, you had a string of bad luck following you around, you were assigned to Keino House. Among other things, Keino had a reputation for housing girls with...

Who is responsible for the poor academic research?

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It is a common saying that the world’s greatest minds solve nothing. Others have also argued that intelligent researchers spend most of their time on academic work and neglect their...

My dream is to empower youth for a better Rwanda, says Tumwine

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The question of whether leaders are born or made remains unresolved, but what is undisputed is that with early initiation on the principles of leadership, every child can grow into...

Plagiarism: A worm poking holes into the quality of our academic work

Today I am in no humour to give consequence to students who copy because there is something insufferably offensive about duplicity in the realms of academics. Like sin, plagiarism has...

Publishers in drive to promote Kinyarwanda children’s books

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As part of the new competency-based curriculum, the government of Rwanda seeks to ensure that Rwandan children are taught in Kinyarwanda from their early years of basic education to help...

Two to represent Kigali at regional public speaking event

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Two students will between May 3 and May 7, represent Kigali central region at a public speaking and exchange event that brings together students from countries in the Great Lakes...

Expert Voice: Online education is equally good

Learning is often considered a usual ingredient in a working life, both for getting promotions as well as achieving extra knowledge. Online learning is increasing significantly and it’s very essential...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Special care for persons with disabilities

You may have heard of the quote: “Disability is not inability.” Well, this quote is true. If you are born with or if you acquire a disability due to accident...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Of days without water

The water suppliers, whomever they were (and believe me we tried to uncover their identity), had a tendency to cut us off from time to time. You’d wake up in...

Our operations in Rwanda are legal, says JKUAT's Cheruiyot

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Recently, the Kenyan parliament launched investigations into operations of two Kenyan public universities holding campuses in Rwanda and Tanzania.

Why career guidance should be mandatory

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Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will ever make. While in the past most people’s career prospects were limited by economic or social factors,...

How students can get emotionally charged for school

Sunday and Monday saw many parents crowd the banks to pay school fees and hit the road to take their kids to school. However, it is possible that the kids...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: The right to all-round education

Article 40 of the Rwandan constitution states: “Every person has the right to education.” However, did you know that the education you receive is not meant to only constitute sitting...

Expert Voice: Learn how to manage your anger

Dear counsellor, I have a temper problem; In fact at school no body enjoys my company because at some point I hurt them. Kindly, guide me on how I can...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: The struggles of insignificance

In the sea of teenage girls that was my school, there were only three ways to stand out; being rich, being pretty and being smart. If you were none of...

Genocide studies key in fight against hate speech in schools

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When close to one million people were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the perpetrators never discriminated between age or sex.

Handling post Genocide trauma among students

After watching the Genocide documentaries, visiting memorial sites and even listening first hand to the sad accounts of genocide survivors, the students we receive at school are often more traumatized...

No room for Genocide ideology, education stakeholders say

It is twenty-two years after a section of Rwandans descended onto their neighbours, mercilessly killing them and within just 100 days, over a million people had died. Even as we...

EXPERT VOICE: Only you can decide the club to join

Dear counsellor, There is a club at school which is largely for Genocide survivors. Last term when they approached me to join, I declined because I didn’t want to join...