On becoming an alien!

We have always read stories and poems about the scary and weird looking creatures from outer space with slimy looking green skin and skinny, spindly legs arriving in round like...

Why over-parenting is a double edged sword

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Parents play a central role in their children’s education and achievement in life. But unknown to many is that parenting requires special skills if the children, especially those in school,...

10 Rwandan universities to compete for innovation cash

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A competition where 10 universities from Rwanda are going to tussle it out for the Hult Prize, one of the world’s most important competitions in social entrepreneurship, was last week...

How to protect your child from school bullies

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Have you ever noticed a change in your child’s behaviour? For instance, has your child who used to speak out freely and play actively suddenly become withdrawn? Does your child...

Why we should embrace play-based learning

Recently, Dr Michael Rwibasira, the head of examination and accreditation at Rwanda Education Board ( REB), while addressing teachers hinted on the adaption of play-based learning methodology in the classrooms...

Adhere to the key goals of teaching for best results

Bill Copeland, an American poet, writer and historian, once said, “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field...

Touring space

‘Where are you going for your holiday?’ ‘I think I will try space. I just love the feeing I experience when I look down on our planet earth as the...

Origins of ordinary things: Socks

People wear socks to be warm, to be fashionable or to keep their feet from sweating and causing a foul smell in their shoes. Socks are thus multifunctional. It’s therefore...

Rights have to be exercised with caution

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Career: Why you should work while still studying

Students naturally experience financial stress due to various reasons which puts them on pressure to look for all means possible to survive. One choice some take is to find a...

How less exposure to nature hurts your child’s learning

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More and more children today have less and less contact with the natural world. And this is having a huge impact on their health, growth and development. This is mostly...

Teacher training is like a wedding cake, and we all need a piece

Teacher training is a broad concept that goes beyond the classroom setting, but rather stretches to the larger world of how people relate in their social groupings as well as...

How best can students excel in sciences?

Studying any subject can be difficult, and there’s no exception when it comes to sciences. In fact, education experts say students tend to find it harder to appreciate scientific concepts,...

Dealing with very talkative students

We’ve all been there. You have just started talking to the class, and a little voice chimes in. Every class has one – the one child (or more) who always...

Origins of ordinary things: Wrist watch

Telling time has always been an important aspect of survival because all the activities therein are highly dependent on how each day progresses from morning to night. During the early...

Your rights regarding detention

When a child breaks the law, except in cases where he/she is a repeat offender, such a child is not to be detained during trial. This is according to article...

Underwater museum

Mother nature has numerous amazing things that exist just below the water or sea but are beyond our natural eyes’ ability to see them. But man being who he is...

Why schools should involve students in decision making

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Dealing with student grievances is every school head’s nightmare. Education experts warn that at the heart of this challenge is poor communication between students and the school administration.

Teachers union calls for empowerment of female teachers

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The National Teachers’ Union has called for more support to female teachers to promote education in the country. During the recent 4th congress of the Rwanda Teachers Union, officials called...

Why students should take a lead role in learning

Education is like a journey. When children are going to school, they are supposed to know the implications of this journey they are embarking on and the destination. Students should...

Buried but not dead!

Fancy choosing to live life buried under the ground! Believe it or not, but that is what is the choice residence of some people!

The right to grow

The dream of every parent and the ambition of every country is that children will become productive adults, making positive contributions to society. That is why measures are put in...

Origins of ordinary things: Padlocks

Since the beginning of time, people have always been cautious of theft, vandalism and sabotage whenever their property is left unattended. Consequently, they have always put measures of protection against...

Why schools need entrepreneurship clubs

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For any learner to become all-round, they ought to be equipped with a variety of skills, and this can be done through joining the different clubs at school, depending on...