Microsoft shuts down Windows 7

Microsoft yesterday ended support to Windows 7 computer operating system. That means it will no longer provide updates or security patches to consumers running on this system. “Microsoft will not be providing technical support for any issues, software updates, security updates or fixes...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:18 PM

Ubudehe struck off list of varsity scholarship criteria

Starting this year, Ubudehe social stratification, will not be considered for eligibility of a scholarship for university students, according to officials from Higher Education Council (HEC). Ubudehe is a stratification programme where families are classified in accordance to their economic...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:28 AM

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, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science: An apt response for regional aspiring professional innovators

The African Union (AU) envisions science, technology and innovation as one of the major drivers in achieving its vision of becoming a prosperous continent by 2063.  It is in this light that African countries are convinced that any economic development could be achieved by promoting quality...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 9:11 AM

FEATURED: African Centre of Excellence in Data Science: An institution’s journey on making a mark in the STEM field

The call for the establishment of the different African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) came at a time when the Government of Rwanda observed gaps in the science field. The gaps were apparently more pronounced in terms of qualified personnel dealing with big data. And as result, there was need to...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 3:22 PM

Freight forwarders move to establish self-regulatory body

Regional clearing and freight forwarding firms are seeking to improve the professionalism of their operations through a model bill on clearing and freight forwarders industry in the East African Community region. This comes at a time, when there is need to promote economic diversification and...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Holiday camps: A viable child-development strategy

Despite the boost they give in confidence, social skills, and general well-being, the annual holiday camp-outs organised by different establishments have been an overlooked aspect in children’s development. Needless to mention, children today have limited contact with the nature, and this...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: How BDF saved couple from the fangs of poverty

The year 2016 was of love and happiness for the family of Jean Bosco Nshimiyimana and Delphine Uwimana, mainly because the couple had just wedded. They had started a family and were happy with their new life. One thing was missing however for Nshimiyimana, his newly wedded wife was unemployed...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:24 PM

FEATURED: Disability didn’t deter BDF’s Mutembereze from pursuing his entrepreneurship dream

Viateur Mutembereze a resident of Nyabimata village in Nyaruguru district, is a primary five dropout, he also lives with a disability- and a combination of these factors not only complicated the life he lived but also made it hard for him to find means of survival, for he could barely find...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Meet Bill Ruzima, a multi-talented artiste on the rise

Bill Ruzima is living the moment right now. The singer launched himself into the Rwandan music scene as a solo artiste early this year, and already has a number of singles to his name including, Imitoma and Imana y’abakundana. In September, Ruzima was among local artistes who opened...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Musabyimana on why teachers have a role to play in closing the innovation gap in schools

Corneille Musabyimana noticed a hunch with the current teaching culture. He observed that a number of instructors disregard the use of illustrations yet they are very important when it comes to teaching science subjects. Musabyimana is a physics teacher with over 10 years of experience. As a...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kigali Audiovisual Forum to focus on content development

Rwanda is set to host the second edition of Kigali Audio Visual Forum, which is slated for 27th through 28 this month with focus on how to boost content development for the television and film industry of Africa and beyond. The forum is organised by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 7:28 PM

CMU–Africa set to launch new Rwf9bn Kigali campus

Carnegie Mellon University-Africa (CMU-Africa) new facility is complete and ready for relocation, administration has announced. The Rwf9bn facility to be launched this week is part of Kigali Innovation City located in Masoro-Munini, Gasabo District at the outskirts of Kigali City. “...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:43 PM

FEATURED: 13 SMEs shortlisted for Bank of Kigali’s Urumuri initiative

Thirteen local Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) have been selected as finalists for the finals of Bank of Kigali’s Urumuri Initiative organized in partnership with Inkomoko, a local business consulting firm. The thirteen firms were selected on Thursday, 14th November after presentations...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 9:36 AM

Lonely Planet names Nyungwe the best canopy walkway in the world

The canopy walkway in Nyungwe National Park has been named the world’s best forest canopy walkway, topping a list of this year’s 11 best canopy walkways, according to a latest report by Lonely Planet. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Lonely Planet is one of the largest travel guide...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:11 PM

FEATURED: We are putting power in the women’s hands—Kasha’s Joanna Bichsel

Up until three years ago, it was not easy for a young lady buying contraceptives or condoms in an ordinary retail shop as it would attract curious uncomfortable and unapprovingly stares. The public’s perception towards ladies purchasing reproductive health facilities was not only...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

Eight university students win Huawei ICT fellowship

Eight students are this week expected to travel to China for a 2-weeks training in technology after emerging winners of Huawei ICT competition early this week. The students were flagged off by the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, the Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese embassy to...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:18 AM

More effort needed to scale up ICT in education – Ministry of Education

As Rwanda continues to embrace and promote innovation and technology, the education sector should not be left behind, officials say. The government, through the Ministry of Education, has identified ICT as an appropriate tool for teaching, learning and research for all students. This was...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Examining the impact of school inspection

The inspectorate body of Rwanda’s education system has for long been widely perceived as an awakening call to teachers and head teachers, not only moralising them, but also mitigating the challenges that impede quality education obtained by students. For instance, a report by the Ministry...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Online provisional driving tests rolled out in 18 more districts

Rwanda National Police has introduced 18 more centres for the online provisional driver’s license tests The new examination centres, which are equipped with computers, are located in the districts of Bugesera, Kayonza, Kirehe, Nyagatare, Rwamagana, Muhanga, Ruhango, Huye, Gisagara,...

Monday, November 11, 2019, 6:47 PM

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