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Tribute concert for legendary musician Minani Rwema due

Last year, Rwandan Diaspora students organised a concert to honour legendary musician Anonciata Utamuliza, who was best known by her stage name Kamaliza. The concert was in recognition of her contribution to the Rwandan music industry and to nation building in general. This year, the students are...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:03pm

Iryn Namubiru launches own football club

Ugandan Singer Iryn Namubiru has been up and about of recent, from headlining shows, dropping new music to making social appearances, name it! The latest is that she has now launched a football club that is named after her. The club, dubbed, “IRYN NAMUBIRU FC” was launched in the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:00pm

Aretha Franklin in hospice care and surrounded by family

Aretha Franklin is currently in hospice care at her home, according to CNN. The news came one day after reports surfaced stating that the 76-year-old music legend is “gravely ill.” On Monday, Evrod Cassimy, an anchor for Local 4 news channel in Detroit, broke the news about Franklin...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:57pm

Teaching strategies: How to impart social skills

Teaching social skills has become one of the most significant teaching strategies in education today. The lack of these skills, experts say, is the biggest contributing factor to the downfall of almost any type of teamwork today. Fortunately, social skills and effective communication can be taught...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:49pm

Know Your Rights: What your parents ought to do for you

Children are entitled to love, protection and care from their parents. To this end, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) stipulates the modalities for caring for children. Article 19 of the ACWRC says that children have the right to stay with their parents whenever...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:47pm

Get to know your students

Dear Counsellor, I was hired as a ‘student teacher’ at my former school. My assignments are quite simple, out-of-class assignments, so I don’t actually have any subjects I teach. However, students have refused to take me seriously and continue to ridicule me every time I’m...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:45pm

Origins of Ordinary Things: Keys

People all over the world keep their property locked up to avoid falling victim to theft. According to ThoughtCo, a knowledge platform, archeological discoveries in the ruins of ancient Assyria estimate that the practice of using locks and keys began four to six thousand years ago in ancient...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:39pm

How to effectively check the cognitive and emotional pulse of your class

Do you find yourself readily checking your students’ understanding by asking: “Any questions?” “Is everybody with me?” “Are we together?”? Every time I ask my students these vague types of questions, their most common response is…silence. How should...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:30pm

How rural community learning centres help children affected by ‘gaps’ catch up

When Emerithe Musanabera, a primary six student at GS Nkondo in Rwinkwavu sector, Kayonza District, was in P3, she could neither read nor write due to the gaps in learning which hindered her performance. She told Education Times that her mother couldn’t help her keep up as she is uneducated...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:21pm

Overcoming contrast between individual views of learning

Our understanding of learning differs today, with all most everyone having an opinion on how best learning can be effected. And with this, we have predicaments in teaching and learning. The concept of learning continues to be a serious challenge to teachers and students, thus compromising...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:14pm

Unique jobs

Smelling various scents, tasting different flavours or using your high awareness of colour to coordinate them properly; all the above are examples of job descriptions. Fancy ‘smelling’ as a fulltime job.  But that is what people called flavourists do. They determine what the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:10pm

Essential skills a toddler should have before preschool enrollment

Preschool/ nursery or an early childhood development centre (ECD) helps children develop important social skills, and lays a steady foundation for primary and other schools beyond.    Thus, for a child to navigate effectively different stages in preschool, she/he is expected to possess...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:56pm

Keeping busy during the holiday

School holiday is a time to relax from studies and various school programmes. Children need to be kept active so that they don’t get bored or go off track. They need activities that are fun, and at the same time, educative. Teach them how to cook. Cooking doesn’t have a specific time...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:20pm

My favourite story

This story has been on my mind since the day I read it. I hope you like it the way I do. Once upon a time, a man punished his three-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was hard to come by and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:18pm

New awards initiative to recognise outstanding local artistes launched

A new platform designed to recognise outstanding local artistes and quality Rwandan music has been launched. The brains behind Music Awards Rwanda say this will be an annual event designed to promote local music talent. The first event is slated for December 1 in Kigali and nominations will be...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:11am

Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumours, leaves fans shaken

Will Idris Elba ever be able to say, “Bond, James Bond” on the big screen? For about seven years, there have been rumours that the British 45-year-old Luther and Thor star would succeed Daniel Craig and become the first black actor to play 007. Speculation recently began again,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:38am

Child development: What to expect

There’s nothing more fascinating than watching a child grow and develop. Especially to a parent, each milestone from early stages on is amazing. Even though kids develop at their own pace, for children to have a healthy life, experts say that monitoring and paying attention to their growth...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 11:07pm

Pass the salt? What you should know about sodium chloride

Sodium chloride, also known as salt, is an essential compound our body uses to; absorb and transport nutrients, maintain blood pressure, maintain the right balance of fluid, transmit nerve signals, and contract and relax muscles. However, health experts warn that while sodium is good, it may have...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 10:41pm

Is TV a health hazard?

Television can be a health hazard for many viewers, especially those that are glued to the screens. Watching too much television leads to weight gain, mental lapse, and other bad side effects. Of course, the average person doesn’t watch that much television, but some people take it to the...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 10:37pm

Involving fathers for healthy families

Last week, we celebrated the annual World Breastfeeding Week, raising awareness and support for mothers to breastfeed anytime, anywhere.  The promotion of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and timely and safe complementary feeding, have been identified as essential...

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 10:28pm