Reduce the pressure on teachers to promote efficiency

To say that the teaching profession is demanding is quite an understatement. In any one teaching day, you not only teach overcrowded classes, but must also manage behavior, plan lessons,...

Focus on your other abilities to stay upbeat

I know what it’s like to feel the discomfort, embarrassment and anguish of teenage acne, often leading to low self-esteem. Don’t freak out when you feel that your pimples make...

Origins of ordinary things: Photo albums

Before camera phones, facebook, Instagram and other modern innovations came to be, making use of photograph albums was the best way to keep memories alive.

19 women graduate with skills in tailoring and craft making


Nineteen vulnerable women last Sunday graduated with skills in tailoring and craft making, in Remera, Kigali, following the successful completion of a one-year course.

The right to intellectual property

The most distinguishing feature between human beings and other animals is that human beings have the ability to innovate.

How to build your child’s self-esteem


Eshimwe Cynthia, a 12-year-old pupil, says she is always scared of answering questions in class especially when it requires her to walk to the front.

Tell your father about your situation

When one’s mother dies and another woman takes over her position in the name of a step-mum, life becomes a hassle and seemingly oppressive.

How to motivate students to learn

Nothing is as devastating to a teacher as a classroom filled with indifferent students utterly devoid of ambition.

The right to birth registration

According to article 9 of Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016 of the law governing persons and family, everyone begins to enjoy his/her civil rights as soon as they are conceived.

Spiritual matters: How important are they to learners?


Although each and every student is brought up in a different background, students whose parents and teachers groom them spirituality perform well at school and later in life.

Parenting: How you can get more involved in your child’s school life?


Getting involved in your child’s school life is important for any parent who is committed to raising an all-round child. But some parents find it hard to play this noble...

Best English spellers crowned


The best English spellers at secondary school level were last weekend crowned with Riviera High School’s Abdulkarim Mugisha taking the top accolade. The event, which took place at Riviera High...

Why every teacher should have excellent communication skills

Today’s teaching is far less about delivering content and more about facilitating and guiding discovery of information. This can only be done through effective communication skills, without which, education becomes...

How to deal with students with disability at school?

Bernard Mugisha was born with eyesight impairment. He is now a graduate with a well-paying job in a top organisation. He recalls his academic journey as challenging.

Chimps chew chopsticks to catch their delicacy

Not only do they fish for termites and other insects with sticks modified for that very purpose through chewing but they can also use the same chewed sticks to access...

Origins of ordinary things: Aeroplanes

Aeroplanes are undeniably the most sophisticated means of transport. To travel from Kigali to Entebbe in a matter of minutes, whereas it would have taken you hours by bus, or...

When one parent dies or disappears

Growing up in a two-parent household is ideal for proper upbringing of every child. However, this is not always possible because sometimes the parents get separated, divorced or one of...

Ask someone to talk to your parents

Dear counsellor, My parents have been fighting at home for some time and this has started affecting me at school. At school all i think of are the fights at...

Career choice: Why learners should put focus on new skills


Back in the day, all one had to do was go to school, pursue a career and be sure to land a juicy job thereafter. But not anymore, especially with...

CoK awards best performing schools, students


Several schools and students across Kigali were last week awarded trophies and scholastic materials after winning the 2017 school peer evaluation and inter-school debate organized by the City of Kigali.

Mistakes every teacher should avoid

Teaching is a delicate yet noble responsibility that requires utmost dedication and art. Yet even the most artistic and dedicated teachers fault while dealing with the reality of a classroom....

Refugee children have the right to protection

Twenty three years ago, Rwanda was befallen the Genocide against the Tutsi. This resulted in people fleeing their homes and leaving Rwanda and becoming refugees in other countries. Yesterday, the...

Origins of ordinary things: Toilet paper

When was the last time you heard of someone using leaves to clean themselves? It is highly unlikely that you will remember because if someone cleaned themselves with leaves after...

Meet Cantsbe, the gentle giant!

Please meet 38 - year - old Cantsbe, the oldest Mountain Gorilla on the face of our planet earth and guess where his home is? Right here in Rwanda on...