Children & Education

Sex education and the fight against teenage pregnancy

Youngsters uneducated about sex are more likely to have unintended pregnancies. This is because they do not fully understand the biological and emotional aspects associated with sexual intercourse. Therefore, educationists say, it is important and timely for teachers to consider incorporating...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:07am

Origin of ordinary things: High heels

While heels are a representative of femininity and glamour, almost solely designed for women, the high heel was originally considered men’s apparel. According to Teen Vogue, the origin of high-heels can be traced back to 15th Century Persia when soldiers wore them to help secure their feet...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:06am

How bullying in schools breeds failure

Gloria Kamikazi, a form six graduate, didn’t have it smooth in school. Born with a speech disorder – stammering – it was hard for her to let out a word or complete a sentence. And as if that wasn’t enough, a group of students mimicked the way she talked. Tears were the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:06am

How teachers can assist students in the new academic year

Learners tend to set goals with each new academic year. They do this mostly in a bid to advance their academic performance.  It is important to note, however, that when it comes to students’ learning goals, teachers, as well as parents, have a big role to play, especially in terms of...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:05am

Raising successful children

Having a happy and successful child is every parent’s wish, but it comes at a price. It is not just about money, but, time, sacrifice, and alliance. It is a parent’s responsibility to help their children use their abilities to always develop cumulative skills that help form the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:04am

Beyond the classroom: Using debates as a learning tool

In December last year, roughly 400 students participated in group activities that involved debates, with themes centred on development. Twenty-four mentors were there to help them. The exercise took place at New Life Christian Academy in Kayonza. Participants were from around the East African...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:09am

Origin of ordinary things: USB Flash drive

It is easy for us today to find a USB flash drive that suits our needs, whether you require high storage capacity or top tier components.  According to premiumusb.com, Fujio Masuoka a Japanese inventor who joined Toshiba in 1971 began working on a new storage memory concept while still a...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:08am

What is the importance of a school uniform?

Have you ever wondered why students wear uniforms? This is why; Most schools have a uniform. It is this attire that delineates who they are for it is also embroidered with a badge that has the name of the school, its location and a school motto.  A uniform is one of the requirements that...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:07am

Back to school blues: How can students fight this?

The long holiday break from school came to an end last week; students from all over the country were seen packing as they headed back to their respective schools. Whereas this moment can be filled with excitement, it’s been observed that not only students but professors, teachers,...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:06am

Stories that dominated education headlines in 2019

The year 2019 was marked by multiple policy changes, particularly in the education sector. Education Times’ Bertrand Byishimo looks at some of the highlights. International varsities find a home in Rwanda 2019 saw new international universities finding a home in Rwanda. On January...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:06am

What role does the language of instruction play?

Last year, stakeholders in the education sector welcomed the move by the Ministry of Education to withdraw a policy directive that instruction be exclusively done in Kinyarwanda for lower primary. The previous decision to use Kinyarwanda as the language of instruction lower primary stirred a...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:05am

New academic term; are teachers prepared?

Students on the national curriculum started reporting for the academic year on Sunday. After a long holiday away from school, are they ready to excel this year? And are teachers well equipped to ensure success? Casimir Manirareba, a teacher at Lycée Notre Dame de Cîteaux, says that he is ready...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:04am

Tips for new academic year

In the course of the first week of January 2020, many students will resume school. Students are eager to start their new academic year on a new note, and with new hopes of a successful year ahead. In this academic year, students are moving from one level to another and for this reason,...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:17am

What are your 2020 resolutions?

Whenever a new year begins, some people make plans on the number of things they would like to accomplish that year. Education Times’ Joan Mbabazi reached out to students who shared their 2020 resolutions. Diane Uwimana, High school graduate My plans for 2020 are to get an internship...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:16am

Origins of ordinary things: Coffee maker

Coffee has been around a really long time. In fact, before it was a beverage it was crushed and held into a food ball. Over time, the coffee maker has evolved, with some evolutions resulting in much better coffee experiences and others sacrificing a bit of flavour for the convenience of quickly...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:15am

Tips and tricks to raise readers

Raising readers starts with teaching them how to read‭. ‬Reading is a receptive skill used to receive information‭. ‬But the process‭ ‬of reading also requires the skill of speaking‭, ‬so that one can pronounce the words that they read‭.‬ Learning to read is a skill and it requires hard work and...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:14am

Students and the spirit of Christmas

Christmas is without a doubt a joyful season, and for this reason, it is essential that learners are encouraged to spread festivities and help others. Jackyline Iribagiza, a counsellor and matron at Marty’s Secondary School in Remera Kigali, says during this period, people remember the...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:13am

Origins of ordinary things: Artificial Christmas tree

Artificial trees have become one of the most popular Christmas decorations globally, because of the versatility that traditional trees don’t have, especially if you want to add different coloured leaves into the mix, and, they are easy to take down and store. According to Dambley’s...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:07am

Origin of Christmas Day

Every year, Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, for who Christians believe is the Son of God. Although, The New Testament in the Bible does not provide any clues in regard to the actual date of Jesus’ birth, there are many different traditions and theories as to...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:06am

What was your favourite Christmas and why?

Christmas is internationally celebrated on December 25 every year, as it is the day that the birth of Jesus Christ is commemorated. A number of people rejoice on that day in various ways, through charity activities, repentance, visiting relatives to share meals and fun, attending church services,...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:04am

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