Know your history: Inyambo, the lovely gentle cows

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A cow is just a cow until you visit the King's Palace Museum located in Rukari, Nyanza district, home to Inyambo- the traditional cows.

Pride, foolishness, ignorance and shame

I walked to the front of the classroom beaming with excitement and pride. I had finally been chosen to read my English composition to my classmates, for the first time...

Expert Voice: It's not too late to discover your talent

Every individual has a talent. Talents can be artistic, technical, social, physical or mental. One can be a talented introvert or extrovert. Learning to search for your talent is a...

We should use literature to develop our reading culture

Literature in English is offered by very few schools in this country and there are few students doing the subject. Many of our students find it hard to read passages,...

A cartoonist in the making

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IqraNeem's love for cartoons dates back to her childhood. At the age of 4, Iqra was already drawing simple sketches of people and the environment on small pieces of paper...

TEACHERS life better BUT MORE WORK NEEDED

On October 5, Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the United Nations World Teachers Day. The day is meant to celebrate the role teacher's play in providing...

How academics can help ensure students' wellbeing

As a new academic term gets underway, a fresh cohort of eager students get to grips with being back in education. Many will have moved away from home, others will...

Exploring education in correctional facilities

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After pleading guilty of defilement in 2002, Ernst Kaitare, 33, was sentenced to 10 years at Nyarugenge Correctional facility. With tears running down his cheeks, Kaitare felt completely devastated and...

What do you think about circumcision?

There are so many campaigns going on in Rwanda and beyond, appealing to boys and men to get circumcised. A number of reasons explaining the importance of the surgery are...

The earlier you open up the better

Before you think of any strategies to change your classmates' perception about you, it's imperative that you first harmonise your own attitude and perception about them. Ideally, you should carry...

Is collaborative learning effective?

Copying is cheating in school; in business it is collaboration says Sir Ken Robinson, British educator extraordinaire. Learning from one another should be participatory, proactive, communal, collaborative and given over...

Students urged to love their culture

Rwandan youth have been urged to love and promote their culture. The call was made by Alphonse Umulisa, the director general of the National Institute of Museums in Rwanda, during...

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and prejudice is a classic novel that beautifully illustrates the essence of true love. The story follows the main character Elizabeth as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing,...

Morning Prep shenanigans

It wasn't long after Mrs. Kusiima started her work as our new headmistress that she despaired of what we had done to the school. She had studied in the same...

CAREER GUIDANCE: How much value will it add to our school products?

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What do you want to be in future?, a teacher randomly asks a Senior One student of a school in Remera, Gasabo district in Kigali City. I want to become...

EXPERT VOICE: How to stop reading at the last minute

Ideals provide direction for life and determination promotes their success. Your issue is a realistic ideal and an appropriate move towards mitigating the pressures of last minute reading. This can...

FROM THE EDITOR: CAREER GUIDANCE VITAL

When you ask students what they want to become in future, most of them will express their admiration for doctors, lawyers, engineers and politicians.

Shunning Kinyarwanda lessons is wrong

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Recently, a certain colleague expressed to me his frustrations about the negative attitude that several students have towards studying Kinyarwanda.

Resonate boosts girls confidence through story telling

In order to get help, one must ask for it. But in order to speak out especially about your challenges, you must have self confidence. However, according to communication experts,...

DEBATE CONTEST: 16 schools for debate finals on Sunday

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The National Young Entrepreneur's Debate Championships that started in August will come to an end this weekend with schools that emerged winners at provincial level battling it out for the...

BOOK REVIEW: The African Child

The African Child was published in 1953 and it is an autobiographical novel written by Camara Laye.

The sorrow of borrowing

At 6a.m, I finally decided to get out bed. I had barely slept a wink that night because every time I dozed off, I started to dream that I had...

How Africa's first education tablet computer was created

Thierry N'Doufou's three eldest children tumble out of the car; the little one trips over her school bag as she tries to work out what to do with her break-time...

More university students to gain from revised loan scheme

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Although resolute efforts by the government mainly aim at skills development and education for all, needy students seeking for sponsorship through bursaries and loans will have to apply through a...