The need for a common lingo between education and working life

One Rwandan elder once said about the current developments in Rwanda, that the sky rocketing education system and the increasing number of graduates should be greatly commended for the country’s...

Discover the meaning of words with ‘sub’

Over 60 per cent of all English words have Greek or Latin origin. In the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure of words originating from Greek or Latin...

Things that defy time!

Do you know why your sweetheart calls you honey? Perhaps, because she or he hopes against hope that you will last as long as honey. Honey (read bees’ vomit) has...

Double-shift phase out; are schools prepared?

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As students resume classes this week, some changes were made by the Ministry of Education. For instance, at primary level, students will have to study eight hours per day yet...

Education is important for your development

All parents want their children to succeed in life and they’re biologically pre-conditioned to love and support them unconditionally, and achieving this includes giving a child quality education.

Origins of ordinary things: The DVD

In the early 1990s, if someone wanted to watch a movie, they would have to pay a fee to borrow a VHS tape from a movie store. The VHS tape...

The suspension of penalty

For crimes whose punishment is a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years, sometimes the judge can decide to suspend the penalty.

Embrace performance-based assessments

Have you ever wondered what causes the discrepancy between your student’s exam scores and their practical performance? They understand the one plus one mathematics but will face a real dilemma...

Do we understand customer service ?

Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees “who can adjust themselves...

Competency-based curriculum is the way to go

At the recently concluded national dialogue attended by educationists and education policy makers, a call was made to revolutionise education for the country’s sustainable development. How best can this call...

Master that spelling forever: Drop or retain the last 'e' in a word

Commonly, the last letter ‘e’ in a word is dropped when the word changes tense or, for another part of speech (parts of speech are nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and...

Teeth tales

Even when the concept of time is abstract, cannot be touched or seen, man still somehow has managed to measure time in various ways.

Why strengthening teachers' capacity on comprehensive education is important

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According to Rwanda’s 2013/14-2017/18 Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP), the need for a more innovative approach to inclusive education to improve enrolment, progression, transition and completion rates of the most...

Exam results: How best to deal with poor grades

The Primary Leaving Examination and O-Level results released last week indicated that, generally, most candidates performed well. And is the practice, people tend to encourage, praise and give all manner...

350 refugee students receive vocational training

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Last Friday, 350 Congolese refugee students in Rwanda completed a six-week vocational training in permaculture, plumbing, electrical installation and hair dressing at Gitwe Adventist School, Ruhango District in Southern Province.

The anti-resolutions teachers must make for 2018

The heading of this article is appalling, perhaps even conveniently misleading, but so is the reality of resolutions. It is the New Year, a time to start making promises to...

Origins of ordinary things: The cardboard box

Every home has, at one time or another, made use of the cardboard box. It is a simple and yet handy item that comes in different sizes. It’s very useful...

The right to protection from being battered and body injury

There is no justification for violence against a fellow human being and that’s why it’s illegal and punishable by the Penal Code of Rwanda.

The importance of recycling

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Recycling is important if we want to preserve this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the old products...

How is your child feeding at school?

It was after joining the employment field that I got time to reflect on the famous ‘porridge fees’ as was commonly termed in primary school. My worst days in lower...

Discover meaning of some English words...Words with 'con' and 'com'

You can finally become a dictionary yourself without necessarily cramming the meaning of every word. There are many ways of coming to meaning of a word and one of them...

Timelessness: What is time?

Time is a common phenomenon that is intricately interwoven in our daily lives but what is it? Many questions arise when time is mentioned. For instance, is it the change...

Is it a happy new you?

At a particular point in time, some people have chosen to say that a year has elapsed and a new one has begun.

Back to school: How to avoid last minute rush

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With only a week or two remaining for schools to open, this period comes with anxiety to both students and parents. However, the situation can be ameliorated if parents, teachers,...