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


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


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


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...

Experts tip on using ICT as a teaching aid


With the world becoming one global village, the demand for better skills on the job market is rapidly forcing a shift in education systems. During the inaugural BETT Leadership Forum...

ACHIEVERS: Thomas Sankara


Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Desist from the Genocide ideology

This year marks Rwanda’s 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This is a time to reflect on the past and renew the commitment to a united Rwanda,...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Exam time trepidation

I saw the examination paper. The questions might as well have been written in Greek because I couldn’t understand a word. When I finally found a question whose answer I...

Musabyimana gives vulnerable children, elderly ray of hope


Albert Musabyimana, a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is the brains behind the Peace and Hope Initiative in Kinyinya, Gasabo District.

UR's toastmasters clubs introduce speech contest


Ijwi and Ijambo, the two toastmasters clubs based at the University of Rwanda (UR), Nyarugenge Campus, last Friday launched a speech contest scheduled to be an annual event.

Green Hills Academy celebrate multicultural day with pomp


Over the weekend, students of Green Hills Academy held an event which saw students showcase different aspects of cultures and traditions from different countries from across the world.

Education key to fighting Genocide ideology

Rwanda’s 1994 genocide against the Tutsi registered horrific massacres and several vices against humanity. Twenty-two years down the line, some classrooms are still a characteristic of traumatised orphans, struggling with...

Expert Voice: Re-evaluate your parent's position

Dear counsellor, My parents want me to study from Uganda, saying that’s where I can get quality education. However, I don’t agree with them, I feel I can make most...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: You can sue for parental recognition

If either or both of your parents neglect you and/or deny you their care or refuses to acknowledge you as their child, their actions are against Rwanda’s constitution. This is...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: When death came calling

You could say that Teri’s demise was caused by malaria. But to say that is to agree with the doctors and to agree with the doctors is to be simplistic....

Study abroad: Students who have lived it share experiences


A significant number of young Rwandans are pursuing their studies abroad and very many of their counterparts still home are working hard to join them.