Expert Voice: Re-evaluate your parent's position

Dear counsellor, My parents want me to study from Uganda, saying that’s where I can get quality education. However, I don’t agree with them, I feel I can make most...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: You can sue for parental recognition

If either or both of your parents neglect you and/or deny you their care or refuses to acknowledge you as their child, their actions are against Rwanda’s constitution. This is...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: When death came calling

You could say that Teri’s demise was caused by malaria. But to say that is to agree with the doctors and to agree with the doctors is to be simplistic....

Study abroad: Students who have lived it share experiences

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A significant number of young Rwandans are pursuing their studies abroad and very many of their counterparts still home are working hard to join them.

Teen sex education: Why a comprehensive approach is the answer

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The youth receive an array of contradictory and confusing messages about sexuality often. But there is renewed optimism that the introduction of a curriculum that includes sexuality education programme, can...

The jungle in the classroom

Diversity in social traits is a common characteristic of today’s classroom. As challenging as this array of personalities in the classroom can be, it is also what keeps the profession...

Expert Voice: Building self-esteem takes time

Dear counsellor, I have come to realise I have low self-esteem and I always think I am not capable of handling certain responsibilities my peers take on. What can I...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: The right to be cared for

As a child, you have the right to be cared for by your parents or guardians. If you are in boarding school, the duty of care lies in the hands...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: The price of eternity life

During Easter, on Good Friday, messengers of God would arrive at our school. They would come to give us the good news; that Jesus, the man who died for our...

School life: Why observing uniformity is very crucial

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It’s a debate that educationists have not come to a conclusive agreement about. Some say there is a link between keeping long hair at school and academic performance, while others...

New curriculum to promote sex education in schools

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Comprehensive sexuality education is vital in curbing cases of unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases as it ensures that young people are equipped with competencies they need...

Ill-teacher training: A cancer to Africa's educational systems

It is exceedingly true to opine that no educational system can rise above the quality of its teachers. The role of teachers, therefore, in sustainable development cannot be quantified, especially...

EXPERT VOICE

Dear counsellor, How do I make sure my relationship doesn’t affect my studies. This is because presently my grades are not as good as before, and my relationship seems to...

Varsity students urged to utilise overseas study opportunities

The Dutch ambassador to Rwanda, Frederique de Man, and the British Council’s country’s representative, Sheilagh Neilson, have urged Rwandan nationals to utilise the study opportunities in the Netherlands and Britain...

Achievers: Zenzile Miriam Makeba

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Zenzile Miriam Makeba nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist. She was born in Johannesburg on March 4, 1932. In the 1960s, she was the...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Right to protection from brutality

As a human being, you are bound to make mistakes. If your mistake directly affects another person, they may be provoked to hurt you physically, especially if they are stronger...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: The dreadfulness of 'kayasi'

On top of all the problems we were facing during the dreadful teenage years, most of us were suffering from terminal gluttony. Because of this, we just didn’t see the...

Indiscipline in schools: A tale of the carrot and stick

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Despite issuing stringent regulations, habits such as smoking, bullying and theft, among others, continue to thrive in schools. Surprisingly, many parents are quick to refute claims pointing towards the indiscipline...

[INTERVIEW]: Counseling boosts performance - senior expert

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Studies have shown that learners who receive regular counseling while at school tend to sail through the adolescence tides unscathed while those who don’t have access to counseling services struggle...

EXPERT VOICE: To your parents you are still a child

Dear Counsellor, I am 20 years old. I consider myself mature and responsible. My worry is that parents look at me differently. They think I am still young and this...

High school girls mark Women's Day through debate

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Last Saturday, Rwandan high school girls from various schools joined the international community to mark Women’s Day as Rwanda continues to make significant strides in leveling the playing field for...

Around the globe

The government of Kenya recently suspended the setting up of satellite campuses by public universities outside the country, a move that is meant to curb unplanned expansion.

Blooming Buds gives back to needy women

Blooming Buds Primary School last Friday joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women’s Day through engaging in several humanitarian activities aimed at helping needy women.

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...