Pontian Kabeera

Why it’s important for teachers to keep up with classroom trends

Teaching is made in pursuit of knowledge, learning is, hence, a complete process that enhances one’s knowledge and perceptions, and such a process is planned. Teachers are knowledgeable when they are fully informed about their profession. However, with modern trends, some have found it hard...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Realistic measures are vital in pursuit of competency-based learning

Twenty-five years ago, Rwanda was left on its knees. The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi left the country and its people devastated in all fields. Human competence descended into oblivion. Education, as a key factor that would have helped transform society for the better, had been as well severely...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Three brothers’ experience running a recreational business in Kigali

While growing up, Innocent Ntaganzwa, Mucyo Steven and Pascal Ntaganda, often did things together. The three brothers used the same approach when they decided to start a recreational business in Rwanda. They have defied the odds and stereotypes, taking the first step in recreational Business...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

A more flexible education structure is important for academic success

With the prevailing education structure, students’ creativity towards pursuing knowledge mostly settles on what the teacher has to offer. Today’s classrooms mirror the domineering rigidity of the curriculum at all levels of learning, right from primary to university. The teacher is...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Education crisis and the irony of being in school

The 50’s were the dawn for educational movements across the world and the most talked about notion in the history of mankind. This period will be remembered majorly for considerable student enrollment in various levels of education across the world. Global leaders ‘walked the talk...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Improving education in Rwanda requires a holistic approach

Education has been lauded for many years as the heart for social change and development. The state of our education, though, matters as we pursue sustainable development goals. We need to consider what is at stake for the country and understand that education is the single most important tool for...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why reading remains a fundamental principle of knowledge

While it is indisputable that knowledge is constructed through discourses, reading on the other hand is a vital source of knowledge. Soma umenye—loosely translated as ‘read and understand’— is an element that has recently caught my attention. Two weeks ago while on a...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Realising quality education calls for revival of the teaching profession

Michael Kabugo is a high school history teacher who juggles two jobs. He works day and night to afford taking care of his family. He said he had to take on another job because he couldn’t solely survive on his teaching salary. Teachers’ salaries have been a global outcry not only in...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Embracing sports is fundamental in pursuing proper educational goals

Sports and physical education have for long been an overlooked concept despite their obvious significance in the scholastic scope.  This is why there is need for a re-assessment of these two concepts in regards to the roles they have to play if we are to aim for wider educational goals and...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dynamic education system inevitable in achieving quality education

Chinese communist revolutionary leader Mao Zedong once noted that education is not a restricted process. It is not initiated at the morning bell and terminated at dismissal. It does not begin after Labour Day and end in June. And it most definitely does not start on the first day of kindergarten...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why a teacher’s role should go beyond classroom interaction

It is right when teachers are highly committed towards giving their best to students; when they work hard to make sure that they provide their students with quality education. However, to creatively find a multitude of ways to have a bigger impact and fully contribute to excellence in learning,...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Does failure in school mean failure in life?

It is not definitive that those who fail academically fail in life, or that those who succeed academically succeed in life. In fact, some studies show how at times, average students become more successful in life. Parents and educators want children to succeed in school, which is good, but it...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why education is still the ultimate key to success

It goes without saying that a person can have access to many doors of opportunities when educated. The utmost gift or investment, therefore, anyone or any parent can ever present to their child, is quality education. It is in this line that Plato, an Athenian philosopher, says, “Take your...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Do you seek knowledge or academic transcripts?

A new calendar was recently released by the Ministry of Education; it was received with mixed reactions, especially from those who are keen about the state of our education. Education is always challenging to address, it could be because of its magnitude and the role it plays towards nurturing a...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are schools offering the right environment for sociability?

The relevance of education has transcended mere classroom interactions. Gone are the days when school served as the sole place for learning because, today as early as four years, a child can count from one to a hundred before they start school. My curiosity to navigate the relevance of school in...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

We need to make learning fun

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. This old saying came to my mind recently; this is why, regardless of my busy schedule, I ensure to get time off to meet up with friends. My colleague from England who is an English teacher, told me a story of how in some countries, like England and...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Significant learning happens outside the classroom

In the morning hours around Giporoso on your way to Kabeza, there is a heavy traffic jam with people heading to their respective workplaces—cars and taxi-motos hooting their way into traffic. Amid all that morning chaos, voices of teachers at work can be heard from a nearby school, Remera...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

By providing quality education, we envision the future we want

Quality education has been a global outcry for ages and though a lot has been done to address this, many setbacks still prevail. This is why players in the education sector should orient their attention to the general picture and influence effective policies in this pursuit. Deng-Xiaoping, a...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Does our education system reflect the current needs of society?

When the world experienced the great economic depression, times became so strenuous that they required quick measures to address them. Brains blistered to overcome this because humanity is driven by the need for a structured society.  This is why policies are enacted to guide and inform...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Including sustainable goals in daily classroom activities

Getting a break, however small, from daily engagements is so exciting that many people devote most of their time to family. It is, however, mindboggling how many learners spend their holidays. We used to find comfort in school, despite the challenges that ranged from badly cooked food to seeking...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 8:19 PM