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Five-year school feeding programme launched in Karongi

A five-year home-grown school feeding programme was last week launched at Sanza Primary School in Karongi District, Western Province, aimed at providing school meals with complementary health and nutrition interventions to 83,000 primary school children. Supported by the World Food Programme (...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:49pm

Kids' Lockdown Diaries

How do you spend your days during lockdown? When does your day start? Do you have a routine pattern and how have you had to adjust? Is it any fun? Below, some of our young readers share insights to how they stay productive and have fun at the same time. Please share with us, we would love to...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:13pm

Ready for Reading: Placing adult education at the heart of war on illiteracy

Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t read street signs, use a computer, send a text message, fill out a form, read instructions for your child’s medication prescription, or simply, read your child a story. Well, that’s the situation of nearly two million Rwandans....

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:12pm

Holidays: The parent-child bonding time

The holiday is here and children are excited to spend some time away from school. Since some students are in boarding school and away from their family for three months, it is during the holiday that parents should strive to spend time with them. According to Antoinette Uwamahoro, a mother of...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:12am

Should parents choose their children’s career?

Parents in most cases are pushed to actively engage in their children’s lives, to ensure that they are making the right choices. Some parents, however, go to the extent of wanting to have the ‘upper hand’ even when it comes to taking major decisions, such as choosing a career...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Nurturing a culture of excellence in schools

Amidst current pressures for a quality education, schools must focus on giving the best education that creates a lifelong passion for learning among pupils. Needless to mention, pressure on schools to perform better has never been higher, with a constant focus on data, exam results and the ever-...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 5:43pm

Japanese Ambassador Miyashita visits Mahama Refugee Camp

The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita, last week, paid a visit to Mahama Refugee Camp that serves as home to over 50,000 Burundian refugees.  Ambassador Miyashita, among others, toured the camp’s education infrastructure which include a computer laboratory with 44...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:11pm

Japanese Ambassador Miyashita visits Mahama Refugee Camp

The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita, last week, paid a visit to Mahama Refugee Camp that serves as home to over 50,000 Burundian refugees. Ambassador Miyashita, among others, toured the camp’s education infrastructure which include a computer laboratory with 44 computers, a...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:25am

Teachers vs Tech

Kids are back to school and so is the debate on whether teachers should be replaced by technology. It’s not something teachers in the developing world should lose sleep over, seeing as there aren’t enough computers to cover all schools. Add the unreliable power supply and Internet and...

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:12pm

REB saves Rwf100m for producing academic certificates locally

Rwanda Education Board’s decision to produce academic certificates for secondary school graduates locally has reduced production cost and significantly trimmed the time it takes students to receive their certificates, according to officials. Dr Irene Ndayambaje, the Director General of REB,...

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:12am

My beloved Kigali Public Library

Before I discovered Kindle Store, I used to spend a lot of time in the library every day. This is strange because I hated the library when I was a student. I rarely sat in the library when I was at campus because I had many extra-curricular activities including chatting on Yahoo Messenger. Last...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9:43pm

Imbuto rewards best performing students

Imbuto Foundation, in partnership with Plan International Rwanda, yesterday  launched a three year campaign dubbed ‘Girl Get Equal’, which seeks to give girls and women a platform to voice out their concerns. The campaign was launched in Musanze District in the presence of over...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 3:54pm

University of Rwanda introduces master’s degree in Kinyarwanda

University of Rwanda is set to start offering a master degree programme in Kinyarwanda literature. This was announced last week during the celebration of the International Mother Language Day in Kigali. The programme was designed in partnership with Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:53am

Schools with top performers share secrets behind success

The combination of teachers’ and students’ efforts to study on time, through research and team work were cited among the secrets behind schools producing top performing students in last year’s A’ level exams. Pascal Tuyisenge, the head teacher of Petit Séminaire St...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 12:31am

What role should parents and schools play to end malnutrition?

Malnutrition is a condition where there is excess or deficiency of some nutrients in the diet. Thanks to several government campaigns, malnutrition in Rwanda is on the decline, although concerted efforts by parents and schools have been called upon, to end it completely. Sharon Kantengwa asked a...

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:46pm

FAWE explains expulsion of pregnant beneficiaries

A few days ago, social media was awash with comments from people who expressed their disappointment on claims that the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), discontinues beneficiaries of their scholarship program when they get pregnant. FAWE Rwanda Chapter, is a non-profit...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:11pm

Construction of Ellen DeGeneres campus begins next week

The ground-breaking ceremony of the long awaited Ellen DeGeneres’ Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund begins next week, and officials say the campus could create more than 1,500 jobs during the construction process. “We estimate that 1,500 jobs will be created (with 40 per cent...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:16pm

MINEDUC warns schools against hiking fees

The Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has intervened to stop the increase of fees in public and government aided schools, saying that the cost of education was increasingly becoming unaffordable for some parents. The Government subsidises education through various initiatives, including setting...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:41pm

PLE and O’Level results out today

Candidates who sat for Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) and lower secondary education (ordinary level) national examinations will today establish whether they will advance to the next level of their studies in public schools. According to the announcement made by the Ministry of Education, to be...

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 11:55pm

Are students ready for examinations?

On November 11, primary six, senior three and senior six students will sit their national examinations. For the first time, candidates will be tested based on the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), which is different from what they have been doing in the past years. Primary Leaving...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:29pm

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