Education

How to empower students to create change

For learnersto be able to pursue their dreams — professional or otherwise — in the future, educationists say that it is imperative for institutions to offer practical and purpose-based training to support personal and professional growth. Faustin Mutabazi, the chief executive officer...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:02pm

Talk to your sister

Dear Counsellor,  I recently joined the school my older sister is in. But she likes picking on me with her friends. She has made me hate the school so much that I asked our parents if I could change schools. But they think I am exaggerating. I feel like she should be looking out for me, not...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:52pm

Origins of ordinary things: Animated films

Animation filmsare a source of great entertainment, especially for the young. They are usually set in an alternative universe where people fly, cats talk and leopards go to school. This is to say that creating animated pictures requires a lot of imagination and advanced technology for special...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:21pm

Know your rights: The rights of children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS

Some children acquire HIV/AIDS at birth, while others get infected during the course of their lives. Such children need special care. For this reason, N° 20/32 of 05/12/2013 the Ministerial Order determining programmes and strategies to ensure protection and assistance to children infected or...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:15pm

How to handle disruptive behaviour in the classroom

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we find ourselves actively disliking one of the students in our charge. The student may be rude, disrespectful, disruptive, obnoxious, or otherwise annoying. It’s just human nature. And while some teachers are specially trained to handle special needs...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:10pm

How student read her way to success

The myththat people are too busy to read is put to the test every year, during the Kimathi Kuenyehia Foundation — MiLEAD Reading Competition. In October last year, Grace Ineza Umuhoza, along with 16 others, participated in the reading challenge held in collaboration with Moremi Initiative for...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:03pm

Parents are their children’s first teachers

There havebeen debates regarding learners’ education and behaviour, for example, is it a 50/50 responsibility between teachers and parents? Who is responsible for how they grow? Some educationists/motivational speakers during conferences say that with quality education and parenting,...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:57pm

Confident about the unknown future

That is what our education system should be able to do — to instill confidence in students so that they know that they can take care of any situation that arises in the future.  The unknown jobs in the future are definitely going to require skills that need to be developed as soon as...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:50pm

Society : Wicked side of internet

I learnt about Face book when it was founded by Mark Zackerberg in 2004 but I didn’t join because of various factors.  I would go to the café just to check and send an email and that was all. I became reluctant to join Face book because I liked enjoying my privacy very much. I tried to...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:21pm

The importance of personal development activities in schools

Schools havean important role to play in helping learners develop and manage their physical and emotional well-being. This, experts say, is the key to students’ personal development. Dancan Musyoki Kimeu, the vice chancellor, University of Rwanda, College of Education, says that institutions...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:15pm

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