SCHOOL MEMORIES: Rose's vengeance

When I first met Rose, we had just moved to a new neighbourhood. I was walking home from school with an air of self-importance when she stopped in the middle...

Writing with left-hand is not a disability

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Twenty year-old, Mutoni Uwase was left-handed right from childhood. As a child she did all activities with her left hand. But when she started school things changed.

A career in music will take you places

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An online listener posts a comment on twitter after listening to ‘Muhazi’ a tune from Mighty Popo aka Jacques Murigande. Within a flash of a second other followers flood his...

How to deal with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in learners

You probably have these kids in your class: their eyes gawk at everything else but you. Even if you used super glue, they wouldn’t be able to keep their bottoms...

Expert Voice

Reading is a profoundly pleasurable experience compared to home chores and other activities. When you read, you get access to a wide range of knowledge.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Abuse of rights not acceptable

Every person is entitled to civil rights. And according to article 11 of civil code book one, the law governing persons and family states that: “the enjoyment of these legal...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Of Mr. Sweaty

The sun was up and it was furiously hot. A river of sweat was flowing down his face and neck. But the man adamantly clung to his coat as he...

How much pocket money is necessary?

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For most people school is the first place where the disparities of life are encountered. While some students carry along huge sums of expendable cash allowances (commonly referred to as...

At 54, father of six sails through Advanced level

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He was the oldest in class but that did not deter him from sitting national exams. Last year, fifty four year old Xanvier Ntawicahari, sat his Advanced level national examinations...

Teachers' platform: How varsity students can avoid retakes

No student heads to college with a plan to fail or worse face potential dismissal after probation yet without clear strategies to focus on performance failure at college remains likely....

KNOW UR RIGHTS: Taking legal action

Article 22 of the law relating to the rights and protection of the child talks about a very important aspect of life-patriotism.

Expert Voice:

Dear counsellor, I am a fresh graduate with bachelor’s degree in Finance. Currently I am not employed but I have been looking for a job. Unfortunately I have not succeeded...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: The long-horned dog

Until aloud scream from the lavatory area disrupted our snores and the unintentional realizes of carbon dioxide, Friday night had been silent.

How to deal with examination failure

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The recently released senior six results indicate that out of the 42,118 students who sat the national exam last year, 37,558 (89 per cent) passed. These qualified for the Rwanda...

[PHOTOS]: 86 needy students get vocational skills

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At least 86 needy students graduated with certificates in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and design accessory at Esther’s Aid Technical School. Out of these, 74 received certificates in culinary arts while...

How to deal with the troublemaker in your class

The thrill of teaching is embedded in the young receptive minds thirsting for knowledge. Unfortunately, such delights are often soon put to rest by a few young mischievous sprites that...

Know your rights: Taking legal action

Apart from the special provisions made in Rwandan constitution and other laws of the land for children, you are entitled to all the rights that are generally accorded to human...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Of Dan, the handsome librarian

The school library was the place where books went to collect dust and cobwebs. It was always desolate. It’s possible that some of the students spent all six years of...

Being multilingual offers more career options

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Our history is one that Rwandans have always been united by one language, Kinyarwanda. With colonisation came introduction of French, and with the 1994 liberation came English. We saw the...

Taking stock of the TVET targets

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With just a year left to the finish line, some people could be wondering whether the set targets for technical and vocational education (TVET) will be met. The plan by...

New incentives to boost teachers' welfare

Methuselah Ndapateze, a former teacher at ESECOR in Western Province, says life was hard during the eight years he spent in the profession.

Protection from consuming alcohol

Of the things that could derail you or your friend from achieving your full potential, alcohol is one of the most dangerous.

Teachers' Platform: Are universities giving us a raw deal?

The main purpose of higher learning institutions, primarily universities, is to have a two-pronged approach in the search of knowledge to develop the highest degree of creative thought and to...

School Memories: The mother of all scandals

Mrs Marembo, the discipline teacher, was the queen of self-righteousness. She was always hovering over us, correcting us. But it wasn’t so much correcting as it was relentless criticism; at...