Solomon Asaba

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

New research to foster teacher involvement in peace building

A new research to focus on improving teacher involvement in peace building within post conflict areas around the globe was launched yesterday. The research dubbed “Engaging Teachers in Peace building in post conflict Rwanda and South Africa” will focus on identifying hiccups that teachers face...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

[PHOTOS]: 600 to secure training, jobs from C&H Garments

The Workforce Development Authority (WDA) and C&H Garments have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable students from Technical and Vocational Education and Training to secure training and employment opportunities.  With the government contributing 70 per cent and C&H Garments 30...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

How safe is your drinking water?

Since time immemorial, boiling has been considered the best technique to make water safe for drinking. Besides this rather traditional form of water purification, other conventional water treatment methods have since been introduced at the household level. At a national level, chlorine is applied...

Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

UR medical students to train in how to prevent cervical cancer

At least 50 students from the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences are set to undertake a cervical cancer prevention course. The online course managed by e-oncologia from the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) is sponsored by Sphera Global Health Care. The six...

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

High level meeting to discuss Education 2030 Agenda with quality educators

On Monday next week during a high-level conference in Israel, experts will share best practices and experiences from Israel and other countries in pursuit of quality education. Issues of in-service training, innovations and educational entrepreneurship in teaching will be addressed. Participants...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

How to deal with school fees payment woes

Giving a child the best in life is every parent’s dream but achieving this comes with quality education. Obviously, a good school is the necessary tool for cementing a strong foundation. Unfortunately, because of the numerous financial obligations some parents cannot sustain timely fees...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12:00 AM

Only Crystal Telecom counter active

There was low activity at the local bourse yesterday, with Crystal Telecom the only active counter, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) for Monday indicates. The firm recorded a total turnover of Rwf3.6 million from 38,600 shares transacted in three deals. The counter closed at Rwf98, unchanged from...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Pressure on Rwanda franc persists

The Rwanda franc has shed about Rwf8 or 1.08 per cent over the past five weeks of this year, with the central bank quoting the unit at 748.9/763.9 (selling and buying) yesterday compared to 740/754 in the first week of January.  Commercial banks and forex bureaus quoted the unit at an average...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Bank of Kigali gets new CEO

Dr Diane Karusisi (File) Bank of Kigali has appointed Dr Diane Karusisi as the new Chief Executive Officer replacing Dr James Gatera who has served in this position since 2007. According to a statement signed by Marc Holtzman, the chairman board of governors of Bank of Kigali and Dr Shivone...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why cancer is everyone's concern

As the world marked World Cancer Day last week, a call was made for people to increase awareness about the disease.  Fifty-four-year old Oda Nsabimana is a cancer survivor who thought that it was the end of the road for her 13 years ago after discovering that she had breast cancer. “It was the...

Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Lancet Laboratories to provide quality medical services

Rwandans seeking laboratory services will no longer have to travel or send samples abroad for analysis, thanks to the new Lancet Laboratory that was launched at Kisementi in Remera on World Cancer Day last Thursday. The modern laboratory, designed on international standards, can accommodate...

Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

World Cancer Day: Experts call for more action

While Rwanda joins the rest of the world to mark World Cancer Day, today, experts are calling on the public to enhance prevention strategies to control the disease. Experts pointed out that cancer remains a big challenge especially in the developing countries. In his message for the day, UN...

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

There is nothing women should fear

Recently, seventeen-year-old Martina Gasana was recognised with an Outstanding Pearson Learner Award after scoring the highest mark the Int. GCSE science (double) award from the 2015 summer exams. But contrary to many people’s expectations, she is currently studying English literature, History,...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

How ready are we for the new curriculum?

On April 23, 2015, government unveiled a new curriculum to foster a transition from a knowledge-based to a competence-based approach of teaching, whose implementation begins this year. This, unlike the previous methodology, would allow provision of instruction, assessment and grading with huge...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

Bourse weekly turnover drops

Last week, the equity market registered a drop with a total turnover of Rwf421 million from eight deals, representing a drop in value of 72.8 per cent, from Rwf1.5 billion recorded the previous week, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) weekly report indicates.  Total volumes transacted also went...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

How safe is your fitness training?

With the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) games underway, many people have been wondering how the players from the various camps manage to put up with this rather rigorous schedule. Physical fitness is envied by many, and in a bid to gain similar fitness, some individuals indulge in heightened...

Monday, February 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

The dos and don'ts of back to school preparations

Next week, most schools will open for the first term, but before that, both parents and students have to undertake some preparation. As a routine, the ‘back to school’ period is characterised by busy streets with peddlers almost moving at an arm distance and shoppers flooding down town...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Canadian varsities to hold study seminar in Rwanda

At least 13 universities from Canada will take part in a ‘Study in Canada Seminar.’ The two-day event will commence today at Kigali Serena Hall starting at 1:00pm.  The event is expected to provide information on studying in Canadian universities and guiding students on how to...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwandan girl tops Africa in 2015 Cambridge exams

Martina Gasana from Peponi School scored the highest mark in Africa for International GCSE science (double) award from the 2015 summer exams. Gasana, who received an Outstanding Pearson Learner Award for her remarkable achievement, was recognised at the Intercontinental Hotel, City hall in Nairobi...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why you need olive oil

The aroma of food sizzling in a frying pan depends on a number of factors. First, the type of food and ingredients used. Frying requires use of either animal or vegetable oil. After scientific comparisons of vegetable oils, experts found olive oil tick for most food preparations yielding benefits...

Monday, January 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

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