Diane Mushimiyimana

Schools urged to sensitise children on dental care

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) has called on parents and schools to encourage children to develop the culture of taking care of their teeth at an early age in a bid to contain rising cases of tooth and gum diseases. RBC cited the sensitisation as critical in addressing school absenteeism among...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 12:35 AM

CV builder app unveiled

All Trust Consult Ltd, a local business incubation centre for students and youths, has unveiled a new mobile base application dubbed ‘CVx’. The new application will enable people who are seeking jobs to easily and quickly make their CVs, print them or submit them immediately via email...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:54 PM

Music Lessons: How effective are they to students’ development?

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Music lessons of any type are beneficial to children in many ways. Singing, learning an instrument, and developing appreciation for different types of music are wonderful for helping children develop....

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:52 PM

Breast cancer: Self-testing can lead to early detection

As part of the event to mark the ongoing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, hundreds of Kigali City residents who participated in yesterday’s Car Free Day underwent screening for breast cancer, in a mass exercise organised by Oshen King Faisal Hospital. The screening took place in the parking...

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:35 AM

Communities urged to end stigma against victims of mental illnesses

Rwandans have been urged to end the discrimination and stigma against persons with mental illness, but rather help them to have access to medical support because it was proven that most victims go on to live a normal life once they get the right treatment. The call was made Saturday in Nyagatare...

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:02 AM

Senators to probe unplanned settlements

The Senate Committee on Economic Affairs is set to embark on a community outreach tour to investigate issues of land use and settlements in order to better inform budget prioritisation and implementation of the Habitat master plan. The activity is expected to start Monday next week. The...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:01 AM

New ICT-based initiative to boost pupils’ skills in mathematics

Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have teamed up to roll-out a software to improve learning of mathematics in primary schools. The programme, which is called ‘Interactive Mathematics (IM), will be implemented jointly by REB and the Sakura-Sha...

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11:54 PM

Sever period cramps could signal serious problem

Majority of women experience some cramping for one to two days during their period, and this is normal.  Cramping is usually strongest in the first one to two days of the period, then settles for the remaining four to five days. This tends to get better as girls get older. However, some...

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 7:27 PM

Rwandan activist to be feted on World Thrombosis Day

Christine Ashimwe, the founder of Rwanda Clot Awareness Network, has received a prestigious award for thrombosis advocacy achievements by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemotasis (ISTH). Rwanda Clot Awareness Network, an organisation that brings together patients, advocates,...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:10 AM

Over 10,000 households to get free home-based HIV screening

The Minister of State for Public and Primary Healthcare, Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, has said that 10,800 households will be given free home-based screening for HIV, allowing them to benefit from ‘Treat All’ approach for those who will be found to be positive. It was during the launch of the...

Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:02 AM

Internet subscribers up by 25 per cent

The number of people using the internet in Rwanda increased from 4,375,016 in June 2017 to 5,475,448 in June this year, according to figures released by Rwanda Regulatory Agency (RURA). Patrick Nyirishema, the Director General of RURA, attributed the rise to increased internet coverage and...

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:40 AM

Teachers to receive free laptops

The Ministry of Education has pledged to supply 400 teachers with free laptops each year in order to boost their ICT literate skills and ease their work. The move was revealed during the World Teachers’ Day celebrations in Gasabo District yesterday, which was attended by teachers from...

Friday, October 5, 2018, 11:34 PM

By 2020 only professional teachers will be retained – REB

Teachers who don’t have pedagogical qualifications will have to get relevant training to meet the requirement of the new statutes for teachers, which came into effect this year with the main aim of raising the status and credibility of teachers. That point will be reiterated today as...

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 11:35 PM

Affordable urban housing project launched in Kimisagara

Eight families that lived in high risk zone have been given abode in a newly built housing block located in Nyakabingo Village of Kimisagara sector in Nyarugenge District. This is part of the move to get residents out of harm’s way without necessarily having to move them from their land....

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:39 PM

$48.5m project to improve maternal, infant services

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with IntraHealth International, has unveiled a five-year project to tackle preventable infant and maternal deaths. Under the $48.5 million project, dubbed ‘Ingobyi’, which is loosely translated as palanquin, the ministry seeks to tackle...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:10 AM

Why schools should embrace debates

Last week, Lycee Notre Dame de Citeau won the Inter-High School Debate competition on conservation organised by Aspire Debate Rwanda in partnership with Hermosa Life Tours.   The event was held at Impact Hub, Kigali. A three girls team representing the school walked away with a trophy,...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:28 PM

Why private schools have resisted making Kinyarwanda medium of instruction

It is not uncommon to find students or teenagers who barely speak or write Kinyarwanda despite studying and living in Rwanda. Directives from the Ministry of Education stipulate that the language of instruction from Kindergarten to primary three is Kinyarwanda however this is not the case in...

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:39 AM

Nyirasafari raises red flag over increasing teenage pregnancies

Women leaders have been challenged to put more efforts in protecting young girls against teenage pregnancies, by creating strong collaboration with law enforcement bodies to make sure defilers are held accountable. According to Espérance Nyirasafari, the Minster for Gender and Family Promotion,...

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:21 AM

Rwandans urged to embrace e-learning

The Minister for Education, Eugene Mutimura, has encouraged students and the public in general to embrace eLearning opportunities to evolve better in the digital era, which he said is increasingly transforming the world. He was speaking at the eLearning Africa Conference in Kigali which...

Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:33 AM

New push to remove barriers to digital accessibility for PWDs

Software developers have been urged to promote digital inclusiveness by mainstreaming special needs of people with disability (PWDs) in applications they develop. The Minister for ICT, Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, said digital applications can also be designed to specifically address the needs of PWDs...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:38 AM