Language; the answer is in getting grounded early

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Yvette Ishimwe, now a third-year student of information technology at University of Rwanda, says she could hardly communicate proficiently in English after joining university, and neither could many of her...

Children’s creativity lab grooming future engineers

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Cristella Uwiduhaye, 13, is a Primary Six pupil at High Hills Academy located in Kicukiro District. Since her childhood she has always had the urge to become an engineer. However,...

The SGR presents an immense opportunity for Rwanda, region

The Rwandan government has opted for the standard gauge railway, as it is faster and more efficient and will therefore lower transportation costs across international borders, thus boosting economic growth....

Reduce teacher-talk time for effective learning

While getting students talking in the classroom – at least about their learning – has proved quite a challenge to many teachers, having them verbalize what they’re thinking about is...

Origins of ordinary things: Sound recording

Sound recording is a wonderful thing that aids people to listen to their favourite songs, preserve information or even obtain evidence. According to Wikipedia, it started in the 1800s during...

It is your duty to respect national emblems

According to article 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda, the country has four national symbols. They include the National flag, the Motto of the Republic, the Seal...

Create an enabling environment for learning

African perceptions towards teacher-student relationship must change for good in order to create an appropriate ambiance for learning. A young teacher who is full of life is hardly trusted with...

Master that spelling: When to write ‘ch’ or ‘tch’ in a word

One of the most important things to heed in English language spelling is that the language combines several other languages especially Latin and Greek. This leaves the language so rich...

Time eaters?

If your life is made up of the time you exist on this planet that implies that time equals life. Does that mean how you spend your time defines your...

Why teachers need constant motivation

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A teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others, once stated Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a revolutionary and founder of the Republic of Turkey.

Optimism as Bugesera residents get new kindergarten block

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Parents in Kasebigege village in Nyamata sector, Bugesera District, have welcomed the newly-constructed nursery block saying it will help their kids attend pre-primary school near their homes.

How to develop passion for your ‘worst’ subject

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Students most times have that subject they prefer and one they hate for various reasons. It could be that the loved subject is easy to learn or it is taught...

How to make learning fun and engaging

We’ve all witnessed, with relish, the flash of interest in our students’ eyes, grudging happily as the bell rings because no one wants the period to end. How do we...

The right to protection from trafficking

Those who kidnap and traffic children do not have good intentions. They cut them off their families, interrupt their childhood, involve them in harmful activities or sell them for personal...

School leadership; why policy makers should act

Mounting the hill of academic excellence and quality education continues to be a serious dare in many countries, more so in the developing economies yet education is considered the pinnacle...

Master that spelling: when to write ‘-el’, ‘-le’ or ‘-al’ at the end of the word

English learners who master spellings know that we write ‘table’ NOT ‘tabel’; we also write ‘towel’ NOT ‘towle’; and write ‘local’ NOT ‘locle’.

Should things last forever?

Last week we explored a few things that have the ability to last a really long time. But the million-dollar question is; should things last forever? What are the repercussions...

Extra charges in schools; Why gov’t issued new guidelines

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Christine Umumararungu, 17, born in Ngororero District dropped out of school after completing Senior Three. She had been studying for free for the past nine years after explaining to the...

Back to school: Early preparation key to academic success

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The beginning of the term is always a sensitive period for schools, especially when it comes to ensuring that teachers and students settle in well and prepare adequately for the...

Japan to build Rwf68m dormitory for Ruhango school

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The government of Japan has extended a grant worth $81,857 (over Rwf68m) to build a dormitory for Saint Joseph Nzuki, a Ruhango-based catholic vocational training school.

Rwandan well-wishers in Canada boost kindergarten education

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In the rugged hills of Ruhango District’s border with Karongi District in Southern and Western provinces at Kavumu is a kindergarten that was built by three Rwandans in Canada under...

Managing a counterproductive learning environment: What works, what doesn’t?

For many “old-school” teachers and parents who grew up in an age of greater conformity and fear-based authority, the culture of our schools is in dire straits because they believe...

Origins of ordinary things: The wedding ring

The wedding ring, a small round band worn on the third finger of the left hand, is the most pronounced way that people let others know that they are married....

The right to a clean environment

Rwanda is renowned for its clean streets, zero tolerance for careless waste dumping and outlawing the use of environmentally harmful products such as polythene bags. This is in line article...