Children & Education

Critical skills students must possess for success

Joseline Uwimana is one of the students who have utilised their time away from school to learn new skills.  She has developed love for reading as a new skill and although this wasn’t her cup of tea, it all changed ever since she challenged herself to make an effort in developing this as...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9:23am

Essential skills for employees to succeed on the job market

To survive in the workforce, it is crucial for any employee to build skills that are desirable to employers. However, with the current work environment that’s fast-changing and highly competitive, employees and job seekers need to obtain outstanding abilities for them to survive and be...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:08am

What causes conflict in the workplace?

Conflicts are a common thing in the workplace. They usually start with simple issues but with time, such misunderstandings can mount into serious grudges that can affect relationships among workers as well as their performance.  Whereas these conflicts are inevitable, understanding the root...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:07am

Job application: What to do when job title doesn’t reflect your skills

A job title is often used in the search criteria by job seekers and employers. It provides some general insight on a candidate’s level of experience in a particular field. But when a job title on your resume does not appropriately describe what you do, it can mean a lost opportunity. What...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:06am

Origin of ordinary things: Pasta

Sandwich, Pasta is one of the world’s most accessible foods.  Made from the flour of durum wheat, pasta takes its name from the pasty texture of the dough when it is first mixed. Different pastas have different names, many based on the different shapes the dough is moulded into. Fresh...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:05am

Simple steps to turn an internship into a full time job

As an intern, finding your way around the workplace can be an exciting journey. And even though this form of placement is more of a way to gain experience in a specific career field, it can also be an opportunity for you to become a potential employee. If landing a full time job is one of the...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:03am

Tips for landing your dream job

We all know how difficult job hunting is and how a very tough process it is to bear. The countless resumes drafted and a thousand interviews can turn this experience into an excruciating one.  This is why some people grab any job opportunity that comes their way regardless of whether it’...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:02am

Government launches one-month reading challenge

Developing a love for reading during childhood can have a huge impact on education and future wellbeing. Besides, according to various reports, reading books is incredibly beneficial to children. And so, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture, this week...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:17am

Covid-19: How rising screen time disrupts learning experience

The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their academic progress. With schools shifting to remote learning globally, experts argue that children are spending more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, among other gadgets, hence,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:16am

Lifelong learning: The key to a budding workplace

Educationists argue that lifelong learning is a state of mind, but something that we can make much more likely by the ways in which we encourage young people to learn. Lifelong learning is defined as is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:15am

Tips for a smooth job interview

Whether someone is coming back into the workforce or looking ahead at their first interview, there’s no denying that a smooth job interview is a difficult undertaking. For the most part, the applicant is expected to possess virtues to a good degree, playing down weaknesses and explaining...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:14am

Origin of ordinary things: Sandwich

Sandwich, in its basic form, can be defined as slices of meat, cheese, or other food placed between two slices of bread. According to whatscookingamerica.net however, the first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C.  He started the...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:13am

Virtual learning: How to improve student participation

As students continue with online learning, it has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time. However, experts say that for all the advantages they offer, virtual classrooms also present significant challenges. Mark Ndagijimana, a teacher at GS Ruhango Catholique,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:12am

Covid-19: How rising screen time disrupts learning experience

The coronavirus pandemic is re-forming the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their academic progress. With schools shifting to remote learning globally, experts argue that children are spending more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, among other gadgets, hence,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:11am

Dealing with workplace bullies

Everyone is entitled to a safe working environment—one that enables them to relate with other employees freely without feeling intimidated or oppressed. Workplace bullying can be defined as repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:10am

Office etiquette: The dos and don’ts

In an office or any other workplace setting, how you present yourself or interact with others speaks volumes about who you are as a person, as an employee and co-worker as well. This is why minding about etiquette or how you conduct yourself matters and not only does it define your personality, it...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:07am

We were robbed of creative thinking in our childhood

The preconceived notion that creative thinking is inspired by an individual’s IQ is interestingly debatable. Without having to dethrone folks who are already highly esteemed for their creativity in the past years, I choose to state plainly that groundbreakers are also a reality of the present...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:08am

Ways to promote healthy competition in the workplace

Competition is known for its ability to motivate people to push past their limits and achieve more. In the work place, it inspires innovation and invention. However, without limits, competition can cause conflict among employees, creating a toxic environment in the workplace.  How then...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:07am

Five tips to help you make an outstanding CV

For long, studies have shown that recruiters spend the least time possible looking at a CV before deciding whether a candidate is suitable for the role.  First impressions are, therefore, critical to success, in this regard, here are five simple yet effective ways to make your CV appealing...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:05am

Origin of ordinary things: Crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzle is a popular form of word puzzle. A crossword puzzle consists of a diagram, usually rectangular, divided into blank (white) and cancelled (black, shaded, or crosshatched) squares. This diagram is accompanied by two lists of numbered definitions or clues, one for the horizontal and...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 12:04am

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