Origins of ordinary things: Paint

Paint makes things come alive. It makes buildings look beautiful, it makes drawings evoke emotion, and it can be used to create ambiance. Additionally, it protects surfaces.

Why a healthy parent-teacher relationship is critical for a child

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Jacques Ngabonziza is a senior six student of TTC Muhanga Secondary School located in Muhanga District.

The magic tricks to effective teaching

Sylvia Gist, the dean of the college of education at Chicago State University has it that “good teaching must be purely instinctive, a kind of magic performed by born superstars.”

The right to preserve and promote culture

Culture is an important aspect of every society. And Rwanda is one of the few countries in the world that are privileged to have a language and a culture that...

Windows into your soul

‘Shema, get on with your work! Nunu, no you may not sit with Asiimwe, go back to your seat please!’ All this is said while the teacher is facing the...

Students urged to keep genocide memory alive

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Students at the Centre for Human Rights -- Ajeprodho Jijukirwa -- have been urged to keep the genocide memory alive for them to be able to advocate against its evils...

Refresher courses for teachers key to education outcomes

Teaching is without a doubt one of the most significant professions and without it the world would be nothing worth living. Teachers have over the years been at the forefront...

Gifted students: What it takes to skip a grade

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Mathias Nkeeto, now a mathematics teacher in Kigali, says he initially found it challenging to cope after he was made to skip a grade because of his ability to grasp...

Origins of ordinary things: Fans

On a hot day when the air is thick and still, it helps to have a fan, giving the illusion that the atmosphere is filled with fresh air. The first...

Dealing with exam fever among teachers to improve performance

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That’s right- teacher exam fever! Have you ever taken a crucial lab test and waited for results or had an impromptu speech to give before people on whom your life...

How toys contribute to your child's growth and development

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Parents always want the best for their children and therefore strive to do the right thing to ensure their children’s growth and development. Experts say toys are one thing parents...

Students' corner: Movie eye?

What is your eye shape? Are your eyes deep set, monolids, hooded, protruding, upturned, down-turned, close set or wide set? A careful look in the ‘Snow white’ mirror will guide...

I am proud to have taught President Kagame - Augustin Nyabutsitsi

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As a teacher, you’re the most important part of a young student’s life. Your love of learning can be infectious and inspiring to any student you teach. Remember how you...

How students can make the best of the third term

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Students have resumed school for the third term following a three-week holiday. As expected, they are all eager to do their best to be able to ascend the ladder on...

Literacy camp empowers students through reading

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Over 138 primary and secondary students, last week attended a five-day literacy camp dubbed ‘LitCamp’ in Rwinkwavu, Kayonza District, Eastern Province.

MKU to offer programmes in identified areas of niche

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As part of its strategic goal in supplementing government effort to provide affordable and quality education towards nation building, Mount Kenya University (MKU) Senate recently resolved to restructure and continue...

A phone should be the least of your worries

Your future career success will not depend on whether or not you had a mobile phone in your secondary school but rather the great commitment and sacrifice you give to...

How to use past exam papers to prepare students adequately

The third academic term is here with us and so is the overwhelming exam anxiety. It is doubtable if pep talk alone will diffuse this angst if the students haven’t...

Origins of ordinary things: Glue

Glue is a very commonly used item for bonding different types of things. It is used in homes, schools, offices, manufacturing industries and other places.

The right to identity

Identity is the most important aspect of every human being because it is what sets you apart from everyone else. Additionally, in order to enjoy civil rights, every person must...

Twist it, bend it, shake it, but break it not!

If you take a good critical look at hands, you will find the answer; I am the thumb! You will notice that the thumb is in the opposite direction. The...

Smart classes: How prepared are schools?

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Learners across Rwanda will soon start benefiting from a new system of teaching that emphasizes the use of information and communication technology, thanks to a three-year project to transform education...

First complete your current course

Scholarships are merit-based aid based on one’s talents or academic achievements. Finding one may seem quite challenging especially with the cut-throat competition for the few available offers. However, if you’re...

Administrators should empower teachers to improve productivity

Empowering teachers with the right to participate in the determination of school goals and policies and to exercise professional judgment about what and how to teach is the best way...