Exam results: How best to deal with poor grades

The Primary Leaving Examination and O-Level results released last week indicated that, generally, most candidates performed well. And is the practice, people tend to encourage, praise and give all manner...

350 refugee students receive vocational training

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Last Friday, 350 Congolese refugee students in Rwanda completed a six-week vocational training in permaculture, plumbing, electrical installation and hair dressing at Gitwe Adventist School, Ruhango District in Southern Province.

The anti-resolutions teachers must make for 2018

The heading of this article is appalling, perhaps even conveniently misleading, but so is the reality of resolutions. It is the New Year, a time to start making promises to...

Origins of ordinary things: The cardboard box

Every home has, at one time or another, made use of the cardboard box. It is a simple and yet handy item that comes in different sizes. It’s very useful...

The right to protection from being battered and body injury

There is no justification for violence against a fellow human being and that’s why it’s illegal and punishable by the Penal Code of Rwanda.

The importance of recycling

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Recycling is important if we want to preserve this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the old products...

How is your child feeding at school?

It was after joining the employment field that I got time to reflect on the famous ‘porridge fees’ as was commonly termed in primary school. My worst days in lower...

Discover meaning of some English words...Words with 'con' and 'com'

You can finally become a dictionary yourself without necessarily cramming the meaning of every word. There are many ways of coming to meaning of a word and one of them...

Timelessness: What is time?

Time is a common phenomenon that is intricately interwoven in our daily lives but what is it? Many questions arise when time is mentioned. For instance, is it the change...

Is it a happy new you?

At a particular point in time, some people have chosen to say that a year has elapsed and a new one has begun.

Back to school: How to avoid last minute rush

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With only a week or two remaining for schools to open, this period comes with anxiety to both students and parents. However, the situation can be ameliorated if parents, teachers,...

Smartphones: Invaluable gadgets in a lecture room

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” Says Arthur C. Clarke. Yet with all its magic, most educators would agree that a cell phone is the most distractive gadget...

The right to protection from exploitation

Children have the duty to obey their parents, guardians and the people who have authority and responsibility over them. However, some adults use their authority to involve children in activities...

Will technology close Africa large income gap?

Technology in Africa is making huge advances. But its full benefits will be reaped only once basics like power supplies and communication systems are widely available.

Vuga App: Using technology to ease self-learning

It’s no secret that most job advertisements today carry a line suggesting that knowledge of certain languages is an added advantage.

Take on what you can realistically manage

It’s always daunting to make decisions that will affect the rest of your life. The transition from O-Level to A-Level requires very critical analysis of courses to undertake otherwise it...

Origins of ordinary things: Traffic lights

If people drove around without guidance or coordination in busy places like Kigali, there would be utter chaos. Accidents would occur, drivers would get into screaming matches or fist fights,...

Master that spelling forever

In many cases, words with “ie” or “ei” confuse English learners on what to bring first before the other and end up miss positioning the letters.

Research; the epitome of education revolution

Research the widely forsaken notion yet it is the core ingredient of quality education. Many countries have advanced several reasons for the degenerating research prominence and thus poor quality of...

Education sector in 2018: Stakeholders outline expectations

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At the start of every New Year, people have a lot of expectations for better outcomes across sectors. Education being a pivotal sector in shaping the country’s development agenda requires...

Why learners should set personal goals

The holiday is a few weeks to the close and most students have already started preparing to go back to school for the first term. The new academic year means...

Best teaching practices for 2018

In teaching at any level, there’s only so much you can prepare for. Student behavior is unpredictable – happenings at home and on the playground coupled with youthful energy can...

Origins of ordinary things: Names of months

Months are important in measuring the progress of each year. At the beginning of January, the year is brand new and people make plans of the things they want to...

Why rethinking of education today is necessary

Education revolution was at the centre of discussions in the recently-concluded National Dialogue in Kigali. While this was highly emphasised, it got squeezed up with my educational ideas in the...