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Private coaching centres perform poorly

The Ministry of Education has asked private candidates centres to give adequate coaching to their candidates to improve their performance in national examinations. The education minister Dr Vincent Biruta made the remarks yesterday while releasing results of last year’s Rwanda Advanced...

Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

New court fees stir public debate

A debate has ensued following a decision by Cabinet to set new court fees, which include the costs met by the plaintiff at the time they are filing a case. The fees are significantly higher than the current fees, which were let more than ten years ago. The government says the revised fees will...

Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

In Rusizi, ‘innocent’ souls tried to kill a classmate

JOSEPH NTAKIYIMANA has never returned to Kamembe in Rusizi District, his birth place which he fled as a child 20 years ago. The 26-year-old has bad memories of the place he once called home, all emanating from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. The student at Kicukiro College of...

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Fine-tuning. Govt to assess free education programmes

The Ministry of Education yesterday launched the education for all review (EFA) that is expected to ascertain the progress made by Rwanda’s education system with a view to inform policymakers. The review is in line with the recommendations of a 2000 meeting in Dakar, Senegal, wheremore than...

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Wrong identif ication leaves 1,200 students stranded

As term one for Senior One and Four opens, over 800 pupils who sat Primary Leaving Exams and 400 students who completed their Ordinary level last year, are stranded following anomalies in their school placements.  Jean Paul Nsabimana from Runda sector, Kamonyi district and colleagues from...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

How Genocide was first experimented in Bugesera

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was first given a test run in communities that had large concentrations of Tutsi as far back as 1991. Among the targets was the current Bugesera District. In the trial phase, authorities massacred Tutsi, apparently to test the reaction of the international...

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Cow reconciles woman and her father’s killer

Ngeruka Sector in the heart of Bugesera District is home to two courageous neighbours; Chantal Umbereyimfura and Jean Nzabonimpa. Ordinarily, the two would not be seeing each other eye to eye, but thanks to various initiatives, they are now the epitome of genuine reconciliation in the village,...

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12:00 AM

Parents to bear the brunt as city schools hike fees

Most urban schools are set to revise fees structures for Senior One and Senior Four upwards, but those in rural areas are keeping their fees with minimal raises, a mini-survey by this paper shows. Several schools cite the increase in food prices as well as rise in cost of operation for the...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali to evaluate schools hygiene, teaching standards

The City of Kigali has reported an improvement in school hygiene and the quality of teaching.Martha Yankurije, the head of the City Schools Inspectorate in the City of Kigali, said the improvement will go a long way in boosting the quality of education.Yankurije was last week launching a two month...

Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Burying the hatchet with my children’s killer

When I found Narcisse Ruhangintwali and Gusta Mukansonera cracking funny jokes, laughing and patting each other’s shoulders as they spread newly harvested groundnuts to dry, I thought the two residents of Ngeruka Sector, Gihembe Cell in Bugesera District are childhood friends. They are not....

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Genocide orphans to occupy One Dollar Complex by April

All hands are on deck to ensure that the One Dollar Complex, a structure that is supposed to accommodate Genocide orphans is completed by April, just ahead of the 20th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  Speaking to The New Times yesterday, Constantin Rukundo, president of...

Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

And the winner is...

Ashimwe, who emerged winner in the O’level National Examinations, attributes her success to her supportive family, reading books, watching documentaries, participating in discussions with her colleagues and the committed teachers. Her dream is to become both a biological researcher and a...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Schools to use new tech to gather data

The Ministry of Education (Mineduc) will soon deploy technology that will help it in gathering critical schools data meant to inform sector policymakers.The Education Management Information System (Emis-Gis) comes as relief to Mineduc as it will be getting records on all education institutions in...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Orphaned at 2, Twahirwa soldiers on to see siblings through school

Charlotte Twahirwa, 22, from Kanombe Sector, in Kicukiro District, has lived under severe hardship since she was a toddler. Rather than break her spirit, the dire situations she has endured since she was only two years old, instead helped prepare her to take on heavier responsibilities at an early...

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Officials urged to declare gifts

The Office of the Ombudsman has decried lack of transparency in declaration gifts received by public officials, which goes against the presidential order and the leadership code of conduct. A presidential order dated September 2010 requires senior officials to declare and hand over all gifts and...

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali, Eastern Province top 2013 PLE and O-Level

Candidates from the City of Kigali and Eastern Province have dominated the list of top performers in last year’s primary and ordinary level examinations.The results of the 2013 Primary Leaving Examinations and Senior Three (O-Level) Examinations were released yesterday by the Ministry of...

Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

S3 results show traditional giants back to business

The Results of 2013 Ordinary Level Examinations, released yesterday, indicate that traditional schools are back to doing what they are known for in examinations compared to 2012 when newly established schools out-competed them.More than 93,889 candidates sat last year’s examinations, up from...

Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

PLE, O’ Level results to be released today

The Ministry of Education will this afternoon release last year’s results for the Primary Leaving and Ordinary Level examinations. A statement from the ministry said the results will be released today afternoon at the Rwanda Education Board offices in Remera, Kigali. An estimated 170,000...

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Elderly Genocide survivors primed for new lease of life

For the past 20 years, Caritas Nyiragakara has almost entirely known loneliness, having lost her family of nine children during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She had lost her husband to natural causes before the Genocide.Loneliness was bad enough but now that she is 83, she is not getting...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Schools want FARG to pay more

Private schools should charge government-sponsored Genocide survivor students fees substantially higher than the current flat rate ceiling, to meet the school demands, head teachers have said.The Fund for Genocide Survivors (FARG) supports students with scholastic materials, Rwf 70,000 flat rate...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

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