Education

Research and industry: Where is the missing link?

For long there has been a general consensus that Rwandan institutions of higher learning should do more research that can help guide the country’s development journey. Experts argue that as the country continues to make substantial investment in vocational education, universities should...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:20am

Developing graduate employability skills, qualities

College education is thought to be ‘the ticket to a higher level of life’. But is a degree all one needs for the labour market? The education vs. experience debate is a seemingly never-ending one. In today’s world, many wonder if a college degree is still a worthwhile investment....

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:20am

Why collaborative learning is important to the 21st century learner

Education experts believe that skills such as decision making, flexibility and problem-solving are best developed in schools, and that the earlier this is done, the better. On many occasions, they say such vital skills are needed in the labour market nowadays, and that these skills play a major...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:19am

Examining the impact of halting automatic promotion in schools

Rwandan students have, for years, been on a smooth ride on the education journey with automatic promotion to classes. But the 19-year-old policy came to an end, as of February 20 during the leaders’ retreat, also known as umwiherero, when one of the resolutions halted automatic promotion of...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:08am

Why is counselling important in schools?

Olivier Habinshuti, a senior two student at GS Ruhango Catholique, Southern Province, found himself in a pickle when his academic performance started deteriorating last year. Initially, according to Mark Ndagijimana who teaches English at the school, Habinshuti was a bright child whose...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:07am

To repeat or not to repeat is not the question

The recent National Leadership Retreat adopted a number of resolutions on education. One of them seems to have caught the public’s attention more than the others. It went something like this: no more automatic promotion in schools; pupils who don’t make the grade must repeat the...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:27am

Why security sector should take up education system

Kigali – Since the establishment of missionary education and its entrenchment under the colonial state, Africa’s education has never been organic. Education was in fact the last frontier in the emasculation of the African given the enormous opportunities that were made available to...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:22am

Former minister Munyakazi expelled from Ideal Democratic Party

The leadership of Ideal Democratic Party commonly known by its French acronym of PDI has expelled its second vice-chairperson, Isaac Munyakazi. The embattled politician who recently resigned from his position as Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education is also being...

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 6:33pm

Senior six results to be published soon

The marking process for 2019 senior six examinations has reached its final stages with officials at Rwanda Education Board (REB) saying that the results will be released soon. Dr Alphonse Sebaganwa, Head of Examinations, Selection and Assessment Department at REB, told The New Times on...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:00am

Rwanda Higher Learning Institutions receive Rwf900 million from EU

Public Higher Learning Institutions are set to receive Rwf900 million from the European Union to enhance quality education in strategic fields, including food science and technology, environmental protection as well as safety and management. The funding will facilitate a review of the...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:55pm

Officials: Teacher-student sexual relationship must be fought irrespective of age

Head teachers, education leaders and local government officials have declared that no matter the age of the student, there should never be sexual relationship between the teacher and  students. As Rwanda’s fight against underage girls’ pregnancies continues, it was identified...

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 9:43pm

Only 20% of children enroll for pre-primary – education ministry

The ministry of education has implored faith-based organisations to introduce a pre-primary school programme at all schools they run in an effort to address the low enrolment of children in pre-primary schools. The request was made in a meeting that brought together the ministry of...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:49am

Over 1,400 teachers, school heads train in leadership

UP to 1,438 primary and secondary school educators from 17 districts have completed the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, a certificate and diploma courses offered by University of Rwanda-College of Education. The graduates include head teachers, deputy head teachers, sector...

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:11am

Ready for Reading: Placing adult education at the heart of war on illiteracy

Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t read street signs, use a computer, send a text message, fill out a form, read instructions for your child’s medication prescription, or simply, read your child a story. Well, that’s the situation of nearly two million Rwandans....

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:12pm

Holidays: The parent-child bonding time

The holiday is here and children are excited to spend some time away from school. Since some students are in boarding school and away from their family for three months, it is during the holiday that parents should strive to spend time with them. According to Antoinette Uwamahoro, a mother of...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 11:12am

Should parents choose their children’s career?

Parents in most cases are pushed to actively engage in their children’s lives, to ensure that they are making the right choices. Some parents, however, go to the extent of wanting to have the ‘upper hand’ even when it comes to taking major decisions, such as choosing a career...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:11am

Eight university students win Huawei ICT fellowship

Eight students are this week expected to travel to China for a 2-weeks training in technology after emerging winners of Huawei ICT competition early this week. The students were flagged off by the Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, the Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese embassy to...

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:35pm

India donates 100,000 science textbooks to Rwanda

The government of India on Thursday donated 100,000 textbooks to Rwanda's education sector and will benefit students that will mainly benefit high school students pursuing science-related courses. The books were handed over by the High Commissioner of India to Rwanda, Oscar...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:08pm

Akilah Institute Founders Launch International University in Rwanda

After a decade of building the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, the founders say they have embarked on the journey of launching a new global network of universities, Davis College. Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes co-founded Akilah Institute with her husband Dave Hughes to provide transformational education...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:27pm

Why private schools have resisted making Kinyarwanda medium of instruction

It is not uncommon to find students or teenagers who barely speak or write Kinyarwanda despite studying and living in Rwanda. Directives from the Ministry of Education stipulate that the language of instruction from Kindergarten to primary three is Kinyarwanda however this is not the case in...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:39am

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