Hormone-driven diary entries

I found my diary today. I found my diary from S3 and I laughed and pointed fingers at my younger self.

We hope for more success in 2016 – Education sector players

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The year 2015 was a busy one for most stakeholders in the education sector, especially head teachers, teachers, development partners, Ministry of Education, and more importantly students and parents. A...

Why drinking water will keep you attentive in class

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With students set to return to school for the first term, hot weather should be expected despite the unpredictable climate patterns. February and March are the hottest months according to...

MKU signs MoU with Makerere University to boost regional academics

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In a bid to improve education within the region, Mt Kenya University recently signed a partnership with Makerere University.

Following your passion always pays off

Follow your passion. Sit down with your parents and explain to them that the skills, abilities and competencies that are needed by the nation are embedded in vocational and technical...

Resolutions every high schooler must make in 2016

There is a season and a time for everything. You may or maynot have wished on Santa or visited the Disney World in the din of the fiesta, but that...

No justifiable cause for discrimination

A new year always brings about one change or the other. It could be the start of a new level of education, change of school or change of class, among...

But God was never happy

When I was summoned to the school chapel, my first instinct was to repent. “It has to be an exorcism,” I thought to myself.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Every day we celebrate many foreign heroes’ and forget our own, in this column we are going to be featuring African greatest men and women.Today we feature the first female...

Creating the 'late' generation

One of life’s most important and crucial aspects is time. A world without time would be nothing short of chaos and disorganisation. So why are we grooming a gross culture...

Efotec students making a statement through creativity

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Recently, I was having a discussion with parents about their children’s school performance, and one parent highlighted something I found fascinating.

Pre-service training key to quality education

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It is a commonly held notion that anyone can teach. Whereas this may hold some iota of truth, not everyone can be a ‘teacher’. A teacher, unlike other professionals, acts...

Ecole Belge marks golden jubilee

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Ecole Belge recently celebrated fifty years since its inception in 1965. The event, held at the school premises in Kigali, brought together parents, learners, alumni and well-wishers, who were all...

Extra-curricular activities enhance learning

Extra-curricular activities are those that go beyond the realm of the typical curriculum of the school. Many people tend to undermine the strength of extracurricular activities calling them time wasting...

We must set boundaries to keep our teenagers safe

This may sound blindingly obvious a topic to write on, but you would be amazed by how desperately these teens beckon your guidance daily.

You're entitled to only one domicile

During this holiday, it is likely that some of you will visit relatives for long periods of time, ranging from a fortnight to your entire holiday. You might like it...

Canes and chaos

A truckload of canes was driven into the school at a slow pace for us to see. Teachers and school administrators looked pleased with themselves. They were giving us the...

A little girl’s gift for Christmas

Hello, my name is Altesse, I’m eleven years old. This Christmas I made up my mind to serve instead of being served. In all past Christmases, I was always excited...

What you need to be a good debator

Brenda Kayitesi started debating in her class, and because of her passion and determination, later on she began representing her school and country in different international competitions, making them proud...

Short courses: Are they worth the billing?

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Lack of financial support, amidst other hardships, marks the onset of withered dreams. Without funds, access to quality education or getting a good job becomes much harder and most times...

Right to be provided for

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It’s the season to be jolly and the season to expect presents from your parents, never mind that it is Jesus’ birthday, not yours, right?

Tell your mind you can do it, and you will

Preparing for a test is like taking on an important project that can be ushered in with a strategic plan which you must stick to consistently. How you schedule your...

Merry Xmas and happy new year!

Hello young people! I know that you are experiencing a lot of fun with your families and friends as you count down the days to Christmas and end of year....

Our very own December miracle

Most of us were very thickset. Maybe it was the growth hormone or maybe it was the spirit of gluttony that the ‘savedees’ liked to preach and pray and fast...