Education

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

Be an exemplary leader

School academic leadership comes with multiple benefits ranging from being close and to teachers, wearing a special uniform, and not queuing for services at school.  In fact, this is why the election process has to rigorously ensure that only the most dedicated and impartial students are...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:50pm

What goes on behind the blank stares of your students?

Regardless of our subject area, we’ve all had moments where some students appear to hang on every word, gobbling up our messages, images, graphs, and visuals with robust engagement. Within those very same classes, however, there will be a degree of confusion, perplexed looks, or at worst, the...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:48pm

The kind of work a child mustn’t do

For a country to develop, every citizen must do their part regarding work. In Rwanda, work is recognised as an important issue to the extent that it is included in the motto. But while labour is good, regulation is important to protect the wellbeing of citizens. N° 66/2018 of 30/08/2018 Law...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:46pm

How to prepare for tests and final exams

The pre-game: Good study habits 1. Keep up with your work. If you attend class regularly, keep up with readings, and take notes conscientiously, studying can be a relatively pain-free process. Make sure to review and expand upon class notes regularly throughout the term. Consider developing a...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:14pm

GSOB: The changes we wish for

In August this year, operations of 57 schools were suspended, but they were later reopened after fulfilling requirements. Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare (GSOB) was among those schools. Being one of the oldest secondary schools in Rwanda it caused speculation; many people said that the school...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:13pm