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

Life coaches: What is their role in modern day society?

Murinzi (second name withheld on request) was expelled from school under unclear circumstances. He says his antisocial nature raised suspicion, as many times, he was found ‘hanging out’ on his own. Unfortunately, rumours of drugs and other bad habits followed, as no one understood why...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Africa Code Week 2019: Empowering young women to promote digital technology

Last week, Kigali hosted this year’s Africa Code Week— a continental digital skills development initiative that seeks to empower the young generation with digital literacy and sustainable learning impact. The forum, a partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Rwanda...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Are students all set for next week’s national examinations?

It is that time of the year when candidates cherish time more than anything.  Right now, nothing matters more than assessment, consultation, among other sufficient activities, to enable them better prepare for the forthcoming examinations.  Slated for November 12 to 19, for both...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Minister Biruta commends BBOXX Rwanda on clean cooking innovation

The Minister of Environment Dr Vincent Biruta commended BBOXX Rwanda on their revolutionary product, BBOXX Cook that is making cleaner and healthier cooking solutions accessible and affordable. He made the remarks while visiting BBOXX Cook operations that use pioneering technology to expand the...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:55 PM

14-year-old Brian Nziza on his passion for coding

Growing up a loner, Brian Nziza did not have a lot to do. He watched himself lose interest in what children his age were doing at the time. While his peers were making toy cars race, or playing hide-and-seek, a seven year-old Nziza was interested in one thing — technology — and in...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

How ready are you for national examinations?

All is set as 286,087candidates prepare to sit for this year’s national primary examinations that will start next week, November 4 to 6, officials say.  Dr Alphonse Sebaganwa, Head of Examinations, Selection and Assessment Department at Rwanda Education Board (REB), tells Educations...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

A classical weekend as Kigali welcomes Opera

It was a night to remember on Friday in the city of Kigali when Rwanda hosted her first-ever opera with the unexpected turn-up of different delegations. The much anticipated for the ceremony was organised by the European Union in Rwanda in partnership with L’Institut Francais, Chorale de...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 12:58 AM

Meet Mukandanga, Rwanda’s only female basketball umpire

Oliver Mukandanga made history in 2016 when she became Rwanda’s first female umpire in the national basketball league. The 25-year-old has always been involved in basketball and athletics since High school. Mukandanga started officiating basketball matches in 2016 and her career choice...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Q&A: Who’s rising traditional star Jean Pierre Shyaka?

Jean Pierre Shyaka is a low-key, yet very charismatic person. He is one of the most multi-talented young Rwandan artistes, as is not only an aspiring traditional Rwandan artiste, but a composer of music, and a skilled musician of multiple instruments.  A free spirit, Shyaka lives life on...

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

RwandAir named 2019 most promising airline

The national carrier, RwandAir, has been named this year’s most promising airline in the world by the Arabian Travel Awards. This is the second time in a row that the airline gets the recognition. Speaking to Saturday Times, Yvonne Manzi Makolo, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir,...

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Candidates for national exams increase by 14%

A total of 457,310 students will sit for their national examinations across the country, a significant increase from last year’s 400,500, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Education. The increase represents 14.2% of last year’s figure according to the...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 4:55 PM

University of Kigali students win fourth moot court competition

Over 150 students from five law schools in Rwanda on Wednesday held the final session of the fourth annual moot court competition, at the Supreme Court in Kimihurura, Kigali. A moot is an extracurricular activity in which law students take part in simulated court or arbitration...

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:33 PM

Innovative ways through which young people are tackling unemployment

Statistics by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda for the annual third quarter indicate that, during this year, the unemployment rate has shown a growth trend. Quarterly comparisons show an increasing trend of unemployment rate from 14.5 per cent in February to 15.5 per cent in May...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Regional students meet in Kigali to discuss energy access in rural areas

Students from across the region began a meeting in Kigali yesterday to address challenges facing energy accessibility for rural development. The 65 students from seven countries are meeting at the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development at University of Rwanda....

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

The case for green buildings in Rwanda

Is your office block a green building? Could it be upgraded to one? The term green buildings has increasingly become synonymous in discussions on the feature of construction projects. For most, however, the components of a green building remain unclear. Imagine sitting in an overcrowded...

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Search for new public transport operators begins

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Thursday, called for fresh bids from interested parties to operate public transport in the City of Kigali. The move comes more than a year after the expiry of the contracts signed by three public transport companies that won the tender back in 2013...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Best innovative audio-visual start-ups recognised

Rwanda Developmental Board (RDB) in partnership with Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) has rewarded 15 best startups. The awarded emerged the best out of the 40 startups that have been undergoing a six-month training and incubation programme at the recently unveiled ...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:29 AM

Mental health: How are schools addressing this issue?

October 10 marked World Mental Health Day, a day that highlights the significance of mental health issues. Statistics from World Health Organization (WHO) show that suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people between 15 to 29 years, after road injury. One person dies every 40...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former WDA boss Gasana remanded for 30 days

Kagarama Primary Court on Tuesday remanded for 30 days Jerome Gasana the former Director General of Workforce Development Authority (WDA) who is accused of misuse of public funds and embezzlement. The Kicukiro-based court made the ruling on Tuesday saying that this was in a...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 11:32 PM