Education

Discover the meaning of words that begin with il- in- ir- or im-

You have come across words such as illegal, inadequate, irresponsible and immoral? The il- in- ir- and im- mean the same: ‘not’ or ‘the opposite of’. That implies that words that begin with one of the four carry the element of negation or opposite of the rest of the word....

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:32pm

Gasabo families upbeat as three nursery schools are inaugurated

Parents in Gasabo District have welcomed the completion of three new nursery schools saying it will enable their children attend school more conveniently as they previously found it hard to take them to other schools which are far from their homes. The fully-fledged schools, which were inaugurated...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:20pm

Internship: Why entrepreneurial skills should be a priority

Contrary to many youth who seek internship opportunities with the aim of landing on good jobs with the host organisations, Jesse Rayson Shyaka says he looked for an internship place hoping to garner the experience to start his own business. A third year student at Kigali Independent University (...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

TVET graduates urged on job-creation

Graduates in vocational and technical courses have been called upon to use their skills to create their own jobs instead of wandering around in search of white-collar employment. The message was delivered last week by various speakers during a graduation ceremony of 205 technical and vocational...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Adopt new approaches for better learning outcomes

Bell Hooks, a modern educationist and an ardent student of participative learning, talks about learning as a freedom of practice and explains that teachers who have still failed to recognise the role of students in the process of learning and teaching are a threat to the quality in education hence...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Saving seeds

The options vary; swimming, flying or hitching a ride on an animal is up to you, as long as you get there (the end justifies the means) according to the seeds. Seeds, in all shapes and sizes have to ensure they carry on reproducing to the next generation and so they are adapted to suit their...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Discover the meaning with words ending in –ance and -ence

The suffix -ance or -ence are the same and the difference in spelling is brought about by the vowels that precede them. The words are derived from Latin forms ‘antia’ or ‘entia’, which generally mean ‘an act of’ or sometimes meaning ‘a thing that (does)...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Performance: No student should be left behind

Sometimes students fail, not because they are stupid, but it could be that they are slow learners who need extra guidance. In this case, teachers have to work with parents to enable students to keep up for better class results. “Teachers should show concern and find out the weakest point of...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Little Flowers School donates to vulnerable women

On Saturday, Little Flowers School hosted a belated International Women’s Day event that included humanitarian activities aimed at helping vulnerable women. Even though the world celebrates Women’s Day on March 8, the school decided to celebrate it on the 10th to engage with vulnerable...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

What role does social media play?

Circumstantial life events, influences, and surroundings change our behaviour, like social media for example, a movement that highly influences our relationships and interactions. But how large a role does networking through social media play in our lives? Maybe more than any of us realise....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Why education sector needs more innovators

The concept of innovation has stood the test of time; with emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), how has quality education been realised through this channel? Success has been registered all over the world in the field of science and technology, and the quality of...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Create a gender inclusive classroom to challenge gender stereotypes

Pressing for progress in the gender parity agenda is not a theme that could have been exhausted within the twenty- four-hour-dictate of a single day for women. Rather, it is a theme whose nurturing will require all our efforts, everyday, until we achieve a society that is more gender inclusive. One...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: Hotels

Hotels are the best alternative for accommodation when people travel away from their homes. The word “hotel” is derived from “hôtel”, a French word whose original connotation was a hospital-like place that provides care and accommodation to frequent visitors. Although...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

The right to a good name

When you introduce yourself to a new group of people, you start by saying your name. This is because a name is one of the most important ways to identify a person. Other aspects of identity, according to article 35 of Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016 the law governing persons and family include origin...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Colour code your food

You will agree with me that colour certainly colours up our lives. Just a glance around you will reveal the perfect combination of natural hues in all areas of our lives. Have a quick look outside and you will observe that the aqua blue sky, dotted with the white cottony clouds, blend in...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

EDUCATION: Are teachers losing the moral compass?

Back in the day, teachers were a yard stick for measuring good morals in society. They were hailed as role models and society held them in high esteem. It was a sense of pride to be referred to as a teacher-a profession many took up as a calling to serve society. However, critics say some of the...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

What first phase of quality education campaign achieved

Offices at the Ministry of Education were closed early last month as top officials in the Ministry, and all affiliated institutions, embarked on a tour to assess the quality of education in over 600 schools including primary, secondary, university, as well as technical and vocational education and...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Don't be a loner, everybody needs friends

Dear counsellor, lately everybody around me at school has been saying I am anti- social and I love to isolate myself. The truth is that growing up, I always liked being alone and having my space. I don’t enjoy having company, but this makes me push people away.  My peers at school now...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: Religion

There are countless religions around the world, the most dominant ones being Christianity and Islam. Although most religious books and teachings date their beliefs to the beginning of time, written records only began after the invention of writing. According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia,...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Declaration of birth

In order to fully enjoy the civic rights of Rwandan citizenship, every child must have their birth declared so that they receive proper documentation. Article 100 of Nº32/2016 of 28/08/2016, the law governing persons and family, says that the declaration must be made within 30 days after...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am