Solomon Asaba

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

The wonders of lemon grass

Lemon grass is rich in antioxidants that make it essential in the fight against free radicals linked to most cancers Lemon grass has been used as a fragrance in soaps, but far beyond this role the plant also has nutritional benefits. At a household level, the leaves from the plant require limited...

Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Oral health should be a priority for all

There are many issues people can tolerate about their friends but bad breath can never be one of them. To the dismay of the sufferers, the realisation of the problem takes long and that is after experiencing several incidences of rejection from the society. But why would oral hygiene remain a...

Monday, March 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Indiscipline in schools: A tale of the carrot and stick

Despite issuing stringent regulations, habits such as smoking, bullying and theft, among others, continue to thrive in schools. Surprisingly, many parents are quick to refute claims pointing towards the indiscipline involving their children. It is this denial that even poses a bigger threat to the...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

How safe is your child from pediatric kidney conditions?

Like many non-communicable diseases, kidney complications were for long regarded as ‘diseases for the old’. In the past, it was also rare to find young people complaining about abdominal pain caused by damage of the internal organs. But times have changed for the worst, leaving both the old and...

Monday, March 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Experts call for early screening of kidney diseases in children

With government efforts to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases, health workers have urged the public to engage in early screening practices for kidney diseases in children. Officials from the University of Rwanda, African Healthcare Network, Lancet Laboratories and Ministry of Health...

Friday, March 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

MTN Rwanda pledges more support to women in ICT

Rwanda’s leading mobile network MTN has commended women’s efforts geared towards developing the country. The telecom company reiterated it’s commitment to support women activities especially promoting ICT and poverty reduction in the country. Mary Asiimwe, the General Manager in...

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

Writing with left-hand is not a disability

Twenty year-old, Mutoni Uwase was left-handed right from childhood. As a child she did all activities with her left hand. But when she started school things changed. At the age of seven, Uwase’s Primary one teachers tried to force her to use her right hand despite being able to write with her left...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Natural sleep clock: Why defying it is a health time bomb

When you talk about good sleep many think about going to bed every night. Some go to bed as early as 8pm while others are forced to burn the midnight candle because of the huge work deadlines. For a normal person, sleep comes naturally as an essential physiological function and performance is...

Monday, March 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

How much pocket money is necessary?

For most people school is the first place where the disparities of life are encountered. While some students carry along huge sums of expendable cash allowances (commonly referred to as ‘pocket money’) in addition to snacks, others are forced to survive on paltry resources for the duration of...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nutritional remedies for poor eye sight

Light enters the human eye through the cornea, a clear curved protective layer that sits in front of the iris and pupil. It then travels through the black pupil and the iris. The circular iris surrounds the pupil with an aim of controlling the amount of light entering and depending on the...

Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Influenza: A common but usually neglected illness

Everyone has experienced it. That bad cold that comes with nasal congestion. To many people, flu is like a small bruise that they always neglect or prescribe own medications. No one wants to seek medical help for flu but medics warn that if you get flu, it’s important to visit a hospital because...

Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Football fans lose confidence in FIFA - new global poll

Majority of fans have lost confidence in footballs’ governing body FIFA, a survey by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International shows. The findings released concurrently with Global Corruption Report ‘Sport’ shows that 69 per cent of the fans distrust footballs’...

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

How to deal with examination failure

The recently released senior six results indicate that out of the 42,118 students who sat the national exam last year, 37,558 (89 per cent) passed. These qualified for the Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education, a green light to proceed to tertiary institutions. But for the 11 percent who...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why bottled juice may not be the perfect choice

The habit of ‘juicing’ is gradually growing within the population because many think that it is the perfect way of maintaining a healthy body. And there is no problem with that as long as you can rush down to the market buy fruits and prepare your own fresh juice at home. However...

Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Dealing with babies born prematurely

Dr Tharcisse Ngambe is a pediatrician at King Faisal Hospital. Along side other medics he is part of the team, which oversees quality assurance at the hospital. Seven months ago, a premature was delivered from the hospital but this time round there were issues. His skin was blue and constantly...

Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Cracking down the second hand clothes market

It is a busy afternoon in Nyamirambo with everyone at least involved in some kind of activity. The noise coming from the trading center close to the market is overwhelming and an indication that business is moving on as usual. Inside the market middle are women clad in ‘lesus’ on alert to calling...

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: 2015 results show TVET students pass rate at 88%

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) results for 2015, released yesterday, indicate a slight improvement in overall performance. The results, released by State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Olivier Rwamukwaya, show that at least 20,262, which represents 88.38 per...

Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

2000 new primary school teachers join profession

The Ministry of Education yesterday released results of 2,635 students who sat their Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) exams last year. Although the total number of candidates who sat went down from 4,038 in 2014 to 2,661 last year, there was a significant improvement in the pass rate. This year,...

Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

TVET: Over 88 per cent candidates pass

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) results for 2015 released this afternoon indicate a slight improvement in overall performance. The results released at the Ministry of Education in Kigali by state minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Olivier Rwamukwaya, show...

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Taking stock of the TVET targets

With just a year left to the finish line, some people could be wondering whether the set targets for technical and vocational education (TVET) will be met. The plan by government is that by 2017/2018, 60 per cent of students should enroll in TVET schools, while only 40 per cent proceed with...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

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