Education

Tired but not out

I have taught English for over 16 years now and I do not fancy taking on an administrative role. Although I enjoy facilitating the learning of English, the repetition of the same concept for all those years is something that eventually wears your enthusiasm down – you can only be excited...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:05pm

500 schoolgirls get university scholarships for science courses

A total of 484 girls from vulnerable families have been given a chance to undertake university studies through scholarship programme by MasterCard Foundation and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Rwanda Chapter. Some 204 among the recipients have been admitted to study in...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:10pm

Students showcase East African culture

Students from Kibagabaga based Kigali Christian School in Gasabo District on Saturday exhibited various cultures of regional countries including Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Uganda and the Republic Democratic of Congo (DRC). Under the theme, “knowing the East African cultures,” the students...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:33pm

Extrinsic motivation; why it’s the best approach

Giving rewards or motivating students, experts say helps to promote positive and appropriate behaviour among them, and yield better results when it comes to the success of any learner. For instance, they say when a student is well behaved; it is easier to excel in whatever they do unlike when they...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:20pm

Avoid developing superiority complex and work on your social skills

Students’ academic success is largely influenced by different people including teachers and fellow students. If you can’t fit in any social group at school, it may be related to a false feeling that you’re either too superior to your friends or that you’re too feebly unfit...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:20pm

Origins of ordinary things: Candles

Candles are a common source of illumination around the world. They are used as cheap alternatives to electricity, for ceremonies such as birthdays and prayer, and even during wellness activities such as aromatherapy. They are believed to have been in existence as early as 5,000 years ago. The...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:11pm

The right to liberty

Article 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda says that every person has the right to liberty. They can go wherever they want. They have a right to leave a place when they want to. They can be around the people they want to be around, as long as it is lawful and does not infringe on the...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:11pm

Why you should make use of extracurricular activities

Most schools emphasize the importance of extracurricular activities, but sometimes it can be difficult for students to see just how the extra time and dedication will benefit them. From strengthening the mind to promoting better time management skills, extracurricular activities can help students...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:10pm

Teaching: how to keep the fire ablaze

As my experience in teaching progresses, so does my fret about the haphazard way we take care of our instructional health. With 40 lessons per week in classes of 80-100 pupils in primary and an even bigger load of responsibilities in high school, where is the time to venture into professional...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:06pm

CV builder app unveiled

All Trust Consult Ltd, a local business incubation centre for students and youths, has unveiled a new mobile base application dubbed ‘CVx’. The new application will enable people who are seeking jobs to easily and quickly make their CVs, print them or submit them immediately via email...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:56pm

Music Lessons: How effective are they to students’ development?

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Music lessons of any type are beneficial to children in many ways. Singing, learning an instrument, and developing appreciation for different types of music are wonderful for helping children develop....

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:52pm

Empower the teacher and achieve quality education

Over the years, especially during my lower primary days, my favourite teacher was the one that made any young child, less interested in home work stress.  Needless to say, after multiple years of administrative experience and teacher evaluations, my perspective has changed. My current...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:50pm

Did you know about: People powered vehicles

As we use up the earth’s resources, some of its un renewable riches like petroleum or oil, minerals, gases and all sorts of resources are drying up so we need to think of ways to do the same things but in a different manner, so as to either conserve the resource before it utterly runs out or...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:50pm

Children urged to make reading a lifestyle

It was an afternoon filled with fun and learning at the Kigali Public Library as Bookie Book Bop club in partenship with Afflatus Africa launched its ‘Reading for change’ event last Saturday. The event that was held under the theme ‘Turning our dreams into reality’ brought...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:34am

New school curriculum to undergo assessment

Online tools that are set to monitor how teachers and other stakeholders are working to implement the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) will soon be rolled out, after undergoing a successful test run. The tools, that were developed by Rwanda Education Board (REB) in partnership with British...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:27am

Why focusing on students’ strengths yields better results

Most parents and teachers tend to focus and spend a lot of time talking about learners’ weaknesses or challenges. Educationists however differ, noting that it will be of more beneficial if instead, they focus more on their strengths. According to them this helps learners succeed in their...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:59pm

Academic scores are not everything, experts say

It’scommon to find learners struggling, and others under pressure to perform well in school, especially by ensuring they score higher marks in certain subjects. This, education experts say, doesn’t necessarily correlate with students’ success in general, but only works when it...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:43pm

Reduce rote learning in varsities using these strategies

In a Reduce rote learning in varsities using these strategies In a typical utopian classroom, every teacher anticipates that their students will retain and apply every iota of learned material. In the real world, though, many students come to us having achieved academic success by memorizing the...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:40pm

College students are changing and so should our higher education policies

It is a normal busy evening at the University of Kigali and other Universities across Rwanda. Many students are running against time to attend class while others are calmly getting out to board their way home. Before you know it, some smartly dressed students are staged somewhere with an aura of...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:37pm

Future job seekers and Job netting

Trendstoday reveal that success in todays’ job market is not necessarily for those who have the best academic papers, but rather those who are well connected and can maintain their social networks. Look back at how you got the job you have, was it not through a contact of some sorts? If that...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:34pm