Happy holidays teachers; you deserve it

Many of us are already basking in the glow of holiday break. Others have only a few more hours/days to go before they join the party. There’s no doubt that...

Origins of ordinary things: Motorcycles

A motorcycle is fascinating for the simple reason that it is nearly as swift as a car and almost as portable as a bicycle. The making of the motorcycle was...

Law against endangerment of children

Children, much like other human beings are sacred and inviolable. For this reason, the Penal Code of Rwanda prohibits endangerment of children and prescribes punishments for such crimes.

The nose- a two holed miracle

There are lots of ways to greet: some people kiss with their lips or on the cheek or back of the hand, others bow their foreheads and touch the feet...

Why parents opt for boarding schools

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Most parents today continue to opt to send their children to boarding schools. The reasons are varied, but key among them is that most parents say it’s because students in...

Rwanda to host 7th global healthcare summit

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Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world....

How poor time management affects grades

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There are times we lose out on some opportunities because we just did not plan for our time well. The same goes for students who score poor marks not because...

Holiday makers should take on part-time jobs

There’s really no easy way to say this: having a job over the holiday sucks!

Parents should be at the pinnacle of their children’s education

The concept of parents being at the pinnacle of their children’s education has been talked about the world over by all people concerned about the plight of lack of vibrant...

Origins of ordinary things: Eyewear

Eyewear is a common sighting in the modern society. There are several types, serving different purposes majorly vision correction and eye protection during certain activities.

You are free to express yourself

Everyone is unique and because of that, thoughts, opinions and attitudes vary from one person to another. For this reason, the right to freedom of expression is important because it...

Dwelling ! any way you want it

Interesting and unusual dwelling places, can be spotted all over the face of the planet as man tries to spice up his stay on earth. The idea is, if I...

Final exams: Tips to help you shine

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This period marks the apex of the year’s education calendar, particularly for students in primary and secondary school levels. As such, students at different levels will be or are already...

Origins of ordinary things: Mirrors

When most people think of mirrors, they mostly think of them as the reflective glass in which they self-assess before leaving their houses. In fact, some people will not step...

The rights of handicapped people

Some people are born with or acquire certain physical or mental handicaps. However, they still have the right to access the privileges that other people enjoy. For this reason, special...

Groom your child for life after school

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Education gives your children the knowledge they need about different subjects, but does not necessarily equip them with essential life skills: the skills we need to deal effectively with the...

Educate your parents about online education

Online learning is increasingly becoming more viable and a convenient source of learning best suited for students with self drive and determination for further studies. If you’re clashing with your...

Flying Solo!

Hallelujah, earth’s space has been totally conquered! The latest amazing wonder cutting through space is the drone. How amazed at the extreme extent and speed would the the earlier space...

How to help learners become more attentive

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For students to excel in their studies, it’s important that they pay attention to what their teachers are saying to them. Experts say listening skills are critical in every learner’s...

A teacher's attitude remains the yardstick for student’s performance

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The first piece of advice I received from Professor Manasser Nshuti when I started lecturing at the University of Kigali was to manifest good teacher behaviour and decent conduct when...

Akilah graduates urged to be change agents

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Graduates of Akilah Institute for Women in Kibagabaga, Kigali, have been urged to use the skills they have acquired to make a difference in the labour market.

Why schools should prioritise student leadership training

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Paul Oga, the dean of students at Green Hills Academy, Kigali, says he was a prefect right from P3 to S6 while studying in Kenya. He remembers serving as games...

The benefits of reading to toddlers

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Reading problems can be challenging to fix when discovered in elementary school, yet most reading problems can be prevented if exposure to reading starts in the toddler and preschool years.

Teacher leadership: A new paradigm for effective teaching and learning

I always wondered why most of the Cell and Sector leaders were acting teachers or retired teachers. Well; not anymore. Teachers train the leaders we have all over the world...