Expert Voice: Joining a school club will be of help

Dear counselor, I have not enjoyed my school since I started studying from there. Be it students or academics, everything irritates me, I was considering even changing the school. Do...

The right to protection against child labour

When it comes to work, as a child your main duty is to complete your education cycle. This way, you are able to realise your full potential and contribute to...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Of Patience the 'victim of beauty'

When the Lord said to the chapel committee, “Go forth and choose Patience as the representative of S2,” we were quite shocked. It had to be some sort of mix-up....

Stakeholders share expectations of 2016/17 education budget

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With almost a month left to the 2016/2017 financial year, education stakeholders are optimist about the forthcoming national budget despite the fact that the previous one saw a budget cut...

Inspire students for better results

Who of your teachers would you reward with a trophy given a chance? Would your gratitude be on the premise that they taught you well or that they inspired and...

Investing in early childhood education for a better Rwanda

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” – Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa.

Rwandan native, Uw-Green Bay graduate student reminds fellow students to 'leave no stone unturned'

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Opportunity can catch you by surprise, showing up in the most unlikely places. So it’s smart to leave no stone unturned. That was just one piece of advice shared by...

Expert Voice: Being approachable will get you some new friends

Friendships can take a while to develop, especially at a new school where you find challenges integrating into an absolutely new environment. However, there are a variety of opportunities you...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Responsibilities of an African child

Contrary to popular belief, being a child isn’t just about being on the asking and receiving end of things. As a child you also have responsibilities to your peers, parents,...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Shielding the visitors from the stubborn lot

I accidentally dropped my pen on the ground and I requested my friend to pick it up. At that moment, the teacher turned and looked at us as if we...

Why public libraries are the pulse of community literacy

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Government is involved in various activities such as the Rwanda Reads project that attracts book publishers, non-governmental organisations and schools (students) in competitions tailored towards improving the reading culture.

Promote history and museum study visits in schools

The impact of home grown solutions, if not well catered for and imparted into young generations, will soon die in the near future. Rwanda has emerged from scratch and painful...

Schools, teachers awarded for work readiness skills

Eleven schools and 33 teachers who demonstrated outstanding commitment and results in the implementation of the second phase of Akazi Kanoze programme have been awarded.

Expert Voice: Study groups enhance performance

Dear counsellor, I believe in team work, but my fellow students have refused to embrace it. I believe it can help us reap big in our academics, so how do...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: How a student is expected to behave

It goes without saying that every child in Rwanda has a right to education. However, in order for your right to education to go on without any interference, there are...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Hiding my report card

I took one look at my report card and I decided that there was no way I was going to allow my parents to see it. I knew that they...

Nurturing exceptional talent in children starts at home

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Ever encountered a child who exhibited an intrinsic motivation to learn, explore and had an intense persistence and need to prove themselves?

Valuing teachers: How much is a good teacher worth?

Aristotle, the famous philosopher, had it that:“Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” The...

Schools win greenhouses in 'Farming is Cool' initiative

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As part of its ‘Farming is Cool Rwanda’ initiative, Balton Rwanda recently rewarded the first set of schools for embracing agriculture as a feasible career option.

Expert Voice: Extensive reading will offer you a lot

Dear counsellor, I am in Form Four, I study to my level best, but the results are still not as impressive as I wish. What can I do to become...

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Care for children with HIV/AIDS

Unlike the olden days, acquiring HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence. No matter how you acquire the virus, you can still live a long and healthy life. As a child,...

SCHOOL MEMORIES: Of initiation night in Keino House

If, like me, you had a string of bad luck following you around, you were assigned to Keino House. Among other things, Keino had a reputation for housing girls with...

Who is responsible for the poor academic research?

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It is a common saying that the world’s greatest minds solve nothing. Others have also argued that intelligent researchers spend most of their time on academic work and neglect their...

My dream is to empower youth for a better Rwanda, says Tumwine

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The question of whether leaders are born or made remains unresolved, but what is undisputed is that with early initiation on the principles of leadership, every child can grow into...