Solomon Asaba

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

Medics on how to consolidate gains made in health sector

Training health workers is a costly venture. Unfortunately, the demands on the health sector have more than doubled as more people seek quality health care. The world continues to grapple with emerging health needs, with the African continent suffering the most in terms of brain drain,...

Monday, January 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why 2015 registered an increase in exam malpractices, absenteeism

For the past three years, Rwanda Education Board (REB) has not ranked schools when releasing results of national examinations. Their reason is simple – ranking increases unnecessary pressure and competition in schools, which promotes malpractices. Surprisingly, in the just released national...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Low activity at the bourse

There was low activity on Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) on Monday, with only Bank of Kigali and Bralirwa counters transacting business. The bond market was quiet and is yet to register any business this year.  On the main market, Bralirwa recorded the highest turnover of Rwf226,200 from 1,300...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Regulation of food fortification will address nutrition challenges - Ndizeye

The practice of food fortification involves adding essential nutrients to processed foods. Vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin A, folic acid, iodine are added to staple foods to improve their nutritional content. This helps to alleviate nutrition deficiencies and currently Rwanda is on the...

Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

How to tell you are prone to a stroke attack

Each year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Approximately six million of these die and another five million remain permanently disabled in the aftermath of the sickness. Those who survive without challenges would be lucky because when disability strikes, damage is gross. Globally,...

Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

We are much stronger as a single institution, says University of Rwanda Vice Chancellor

It’s almost three years since seven public institutions of higher learning were merged to form the University of Rwanda. The momentous decision has since seen several changes in running of the country’s premier institution of higher learning. The New Times’ Solomon Asaba caught up with Prof....

Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwiza Village, Rwanda's hidden getaway treasure

Within the hills of Kibuye, stands a serene place close to the lakeside with a surrounding that depicts nature’s beauty. As I watch and enjoy the breeze, a methodical sound echoes from water that ripples over the lake’s surface. Looking at the lake in a distance; bare-chested fishermen row into...

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

PLE results show 7,700 candidates missed exams, spike in malpractices

At least 7,756 candidates registered for last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) but, for some reasons, did not sit the examinations.  Top of this rather awkward figure was Musanze District with 556 absentee candidates, followed by Karongi District with 497, Nyagatare District with 448 and...

Friday, January 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

What to consider when searching for a new school

With about two weeks left to begin the first term, some parents and students have changing school top on their priorities. Unlike the old times where one relied on the performance tables that ranked schools in the entire country, the task now is more cumbersome within a pool of good private and...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

Crystal Telecom counter gains Rwf4

Crystal Telecom recovered from Friday’s loss, gaining Rwf4 during yesterday’s trading session to close at Rwf99 compared to Friday’s close of Rwf95. The counter recorded a turnover of Rwf69,300 from 700 shares transacted in three deals. The appreciation of the firm pushed up the...

Tuesday, January 12, 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 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Twins at higher risk of cancer

The Presence of cancer in one twin increases the risk of the disease in the other, a study has shown. The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association this week, points out that since twins share the same genes, having cancer in one subjects the other to a higher risk of getting...

Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

MKU signs MoU with Makerere University to boost regional academics

In a bid to improve education within the region, Mt Kenya University recently signed a partnership with Makerere University. Held at MKU main campus in Thika, Kenya, the event was presided over by MKU vice chancellor Prof Stanley Waudo and Makerere University Business School principal Prof Waswa...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why drinking water will keep you attentive in class

With students set to return to school for the first term, hot weather should be expected despite the unpredictable climate patterns.  February and March are the hottest months according to a Kigali weather guide. From the health point of view, many people constantly crave for bigger portions...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda franc weathers difficult year

The forex market has experienced interesting trends this year, with the central bank at one time using punitive measures to reign-in what it called ‘errant and speculative’ dealers. This was after the local currency touched lows of over Rwf800 against the US greenback in July. The...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

What shaped the health sector in 2015

In the health outlook for 2015, there were a number of events, with the launch of various health programmes and centres taking centre stage. Despite the recognition of outstanding performers, abusers of health systems were apprehended. Healthy Times brings you the major highlights; MoH human...

Monday, December 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Short courses: Are they worth the billing?

Lack of financial support, amidst other hardships, marks the onset of withered dreams. Without funds, access to quality education or getting a good job becomes much harder and most times individuals facing such hardships tend to give up. But what else could be done? Like the old adage goes, “...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

Exploring Rwanda's health insurance scheme

A resolution on universal health coverage that was adopted by the United Nations compels governments to move towards providing all people with access to affordable and quality healthcare services. Taking such a solid stand is a clear message that health is an important cross-cutting issue on the...

Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

What shaped the education sector in 2015

From student support programmes, development partnerships, budgetary allocations, sector reviews and administrative appointments, among others, a lot of activities transpired within the education sector. The Education Times Solomon Asaba brings you the highlights of 2015. Special needs school at...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

6,000 graduate from MKU

Over 6,000 (3,192 males, 2955 females) graduands received certificates, diplomas and degrees in various disciplines during Mount Kenya University’s (MKU)  graduation ceremony held in Thika,  Kenya over the weekend. Held under the Theme, “The role of the 21st century graduate...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

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