Education

Find someone to talk to your mother

Dear Counsellor My mother is forcing me to go to a single sex school but I do not want to. I’ve been in a mixed school since I started and we’ve had no problems. I’m not good at associating with girls only and I get along with boys much better. She doesn’t understand this...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:04pm

Origins of ordinary things: Mathematics

  Everyone uses mathematics in their daily activities and it is taught at all levels of education. Children use addition to compare their scores on the playground while engineers use trigonometry to make precise measurements. Mathematics, commonly known as math, is as old as human existence...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:48pm

Know your rights: Crime and territory

Laws on crime and punishment vary from country to country. That’s why the Penal Code of Rwanda provides laws on the way crimes committed on different territories are punished. Article 9 of the Penal Code says that any offense that is committed by either a national or a foreigner on Rwanda...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:45pm

Perfection has no place in the classroom

Is there such a thing as the perfect lesson or the perfect teacher? Well, no, probably not; at least, not that I’m aware of. There is no silver bullet that can turn us into amazing teachers overnight; being outstanding is not, I think, a matter of charismatic delivery. It’s about hard...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:41pm

Christ-centred education will stand the test of time

In awell-structured intensive two-day conference at Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) held at their headquarters, the Dream Centre, in Kicukiro District, on June 22 to 23, 2018, Pr. Fred Katagwa, the organisation’s executive director, told the attendees who were majorly teachers and...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 8:56pm

No matter what

The Japaneserespectful bowing and the meticulous cleaning up of the spectators’ stands, as well as the players’  dressing up room, will long be remembered after all the racket about the World Cup 2018 subsides. The spectacular display of high emotional intelligence is truly...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 8:48pm

Logical or creative

In many schools, it is ‘cool’ to be a science student as sciences are associated with ‘great’ fields such as medicine, computer science, engineering, as compared to careers based on art subjects like teaching, social work and finance, to mention a few.    Granted...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:50pm

POETRY: Voices in the market

I hate my house  I don’t trust my mouth, I only have a tone stitched and tainted trouser, I’m starving  No difference between me and a church mouse  My spouse left me  I get money if I beg  I feel pain in my leg  My life is at stake, it’s like a...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:37pm

Parents urged to talk to their children about reproductive health

Parents should talk to their children about reproductive health at an early age as a way of preparing them for the future. The call was made yesterday by Mireille Batamuriza, in charge of health at Imbuto Foundation, during the launch a handbook that can help parents talk with their children...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:01am

How to engage students in large classes

Teaching a large class poses many challenges, including student disengagement and feelings of alienation, which can erode students’ sense of responsibility and lead to behaviours that reflect and promote lack of engagement. It gets worse when the class is conducted in a large lecture hall...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:02pm

Know your rights: Regarding succession

Article 51 of Nº27/2016 of 08/07/2016 the law governing matrimonial regimes, donations and successions defines succession as “the transfer of rights and obligations on the assets and liabilities of the de cujus.” The phrase de cujus has a Latin origin and it means the person from...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:55pm

You can’t succeed without teamwork

We were recently asked at school to form study groups for a forthcoming presentation. However, every group I tried to join turned me away, saying they were already too many. I don’t have friends at school and that has never bothered me, but now how do I do this assignment if no one will do it...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:51pm

The evolution of money

Money, which runs the world’s economy, and everyone’s life in one way or the other, has gone through very many phases — from animals to crops to cowrie shells, stones and even leather products. Gradually, on the exchange scene appeared coins – copper, silver and gold...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:14pm

Why youths should join fellowship programmes

If there is anything that could keep the youth occupied, skilled, empowered with opportunities, and profitably engaged, these are fellowships. A fellowship is a programme that is about short term opportunities, trainings, and research about something new, developing an initiative, and advanced...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:19pm

Cashless and Loving it!

Most people love the feel of crisp paper money in between their fingers and the particular smell of new money that comes along with it, right?  Well that is true for countries that still continue to encourage the use of money in paper form. On the bigger world scene, a significant part of the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:05pm

Communication magic: Use polite language

The reason we need language skills is to be able to express ourselves to the world around us. We explain our ideas to people and win others towards us through language. Experts have several ways in which people can use language tool to expand their attraction of the world around them but the plain...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:47pm

Follow your passion

Dear Counselor, my parents are pushing me towards science subject yet I am stronger in arts. I get good grades in almost all art subjects but have trouble with math’s and science. They want to get a tutor and now even the little interest I had in science is gone. How can I get about this?...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:07pm

Know your rights: The rights of children in conflict with the law

When children commit crimes, they have to be accountable for their actions. That is unless they are below the age of fourteen, in which case their parents or guardians have to take on the responsibility, according to article 58 of N°54/2011 of 14/12/2011 the law relating to the rights and the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:59pm

Why it’s important for students to develop independent learning skills

The desire for every teacher is to see their learners excel, not only in academic work but also outside school environment. However, education experts believe that among many factors that lead to achieving this, is helping and working with students on how to develop independent leaning skills....

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:57pm

Origins of ordinary things: The alphabet

One of the first things that everyone learns as soon as they start school is their ABCs. This is the most important step in learning how to read because words comprise combinations of letters from the alphabet. In ancient times when writing hadn’t come into place, pictographic symbols were...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:50pm