Francis Byaruhanga

How firm is implementation of peace education?

Two years back, the government initiated peace studies in the curriculum. This was done with an aim of looking at how best peace can be integrated into humanity courses like history, religion, social studies, among others, which in the end would facilitate the prevention of conflict and peace...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:48 PM

Trauma: How can teachers help?

April 7 marked the beginning of the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. During this time, Rwandans mourn and pay tribute to the victims of the Genocide during which over one million innocent people were mercilessly slaughtered.  People – young and old – were...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:06 AM

Little Flowers School donates to vulnerable women

On Saturday, Little Flowers School hosted a belated International Women’s Day event that included humanitarian activities aimed at helping vulnerable women. Even though the world celebrates Women’s Day on March 8, the school decided to celebrate it on the 10th to engage with vulnerable...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

University students tipped on reproductive health

As the population in Rwanda grows, resulting in imbalance of economic variables such as health, nutrition, education, housing and employment, higher learning institutions and students have been urged to steer the movement. This was observed during an inter-university conference on family planning...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

Why strengthening teachers' capacity on comprehensive education is important

According to Rwanda’s 2013/14-2017/18 Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP), the need for a more innovative approach to inclusive education to improve enrolment, progression, transition and completion rates of the most vulnerable population is paramount. The new competency-based curriculum...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00 AM

Vuga App: Using technology to ease self-learning

It’s no secret that most job advertisements today carry a line suggesting that knowledge of certain languages is an added advantage. This aside, anyone who has travelled beyond their country’s borders will attest to the benefits of being able to speak many languages. One such...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kepler University students in line to win Hult Prize contest’s Rwf860m start-up capital

Four Kepler University students are in line to win $1 million Hult Prize in start-up funding after qualifying for the regional contest finals to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Regional winners participate in global finals at UN headquarters, in New York, USA next June. Aretha Ntwari, Audrien...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Understanding brain tumors in infants

Four-year-old Isheja Gasana had been struggling with a brain tumor for two years until he underwent successful correction surgery at Apollo Hospital in India recently. According to Christine Kayiteesi, the mother, Gasana could hardly sit, eat well, see, and in addition, the neck muscles were too...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Gospel music extravaganza at youth conference

IT was all about gospel music as Beauty For Ashes belted out their best tunes at New Life Bible Church during the “Living in Truth” conference held on December 9. The two-day annual convention in Kigali was meant to let God impact today’s generation through music. Beauty For Ashes stormed the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Models with disability rock the catwalk

MODELS in wheelchairs and on clutches rocked the catwalk as they showcased the latest creations by local fashion designers on Sunday. The event, which started at 6pm was held at Mulindi Japan One Love grounds in Gasabo District. It featured outfits designed in traditional wear, Ankara and costume...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Gospel act, Mbonyi returns with a new album

It’s been long since gospel artiste Israel Mbonyi, one of the renowned gospel artistes in the country, released any new album. Now, after an equally long absence from the music scene, Mbonyi is finally back with his latest studio album titled Intashyo nshya. The new album from this talented...

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host 7th global healthcare summit

Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world. The global summit that will run from November 24 to 26 will be centred on the neonatal care, professional ethics,...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

Students fundraise for diabetic children

About Rwf1million was last week collected during a students’ talent show organised to raise funds for diabetic children at Lycée de Kigali. The fundraising was organised to help the diabetic kids that are undergoing treatment at Mwurire Diabetic Centre in Rwamagana. The event tattracted students...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

10 Rwandan universities to compete for innovation cash

A competition where 10 universities from Rwanda are going to tussle it out for the Hult Prize, one of the world’s most important competitions in social entrepreneurship, was last week launched at Kepler University. The universities include University of Rwanda, African Leadership University...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

How best can students excel in sciences?

Studying any subject can be difficult, and there’s no exception when it comes to sciences. In fact, education experts say students tend to find it harder to appreciate scientific concepts, which explains the continued abysmal performance pattern in this field. Jacky Abagwaneza, a graduate...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

Schools urged to embrace play-based learning

There is a need to break the teacher-centred methodology of instruction to enable learners take a lead role in the learning process. The call was made by Dr Michael Rwibasira, the head of the Department of Examination and Accreditation, Ministry of Education, at a recent conference in Kigali....

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why traditional medicine needs support and preservation

Medicinal herbs or traditional medicine has been utilized in all civilizations. A large proportion of the population in Rwanda still uses traditional medicinal plants in order to meet healthcare needs. Some people in rural settings still rely on herbal medicine to treat sickness and one of the...

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Meet Kibonge, the comic with a gospel touch

Emmanuel Mugisha, better known by his stage name Clapton Kibonge is regarded as one of the most influential satirical gospel comedians in the country. Kibonge started his comedy career at the tender age of 14. He appeared in several local TV and radio shows like Ramjaane on defunct Lemigo TV,...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Dealing with unruly learners in school

Enforcing discipline is one of the biggest challenges in every school. However, how a school deals with cases of misconduct can have an impact on the performance of the affected student and the general behavior of all students.  One school of thought calls for lenience when enforcing...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

All set for continental aviation summit in Kigali, organisers say

All is set for Rwanda to host the forthcoming 49th annual African Airlines Association (AFRAA) general assembly and summit, organisers have said. The event will attract global aviation executives and stakeholders to discuss meeting will discuss on issues pertaining to the development of air...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12:00 AM