Education

Government to create ‘skills database’ for varsity graduates

Plans to establish a ‘skills database’ that will record all university graduates in the country are under way, and the database will be operational before the end of this year, the Ministry of Public Service and Labour has revealed. Faustin Mwambali, the director general for employment...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:31am

The importance of setting goals for students

Experts believe that it’s the role of educators to help learners set short and long-term goals, as this will guarantee further achievement outside the school environment.  Isaac Ddumba, a teacher at La Colombiere School in Kigali, says encouraging students to set goals, academic and non...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:14am

Why I love class revision groups

As a student, I have tried different methods to excel in my academics, and most of them have paid off. However, the most effective revision method has been working in groups with my classmates. It’s true that working together with your colleagues in study groups helps you to learn faster...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:10am

What can teachers learn from the great football coaches?

As diehard supporters of Belgium and France get ready to support their teams, I can’t help but think of the coaches making the spirited games possible. One wonders what our education would be like if every teacher was as enthusiastic and passionate as these coaches. There are many lessons...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:18pm

First Lady: Gender gaps must be fixed in education

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame has reiterated the need for stakeholders to work together to create an environment in education that dispels gender myths to ensure all children are given a fair chance at a bright future. Speaking at the event to mark the Forum for African Women Educationalists (...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:47am

E-commerce, education to feature in upcoming China-Africa summit

Development of E-commerce and improving education in Africa are some of the key topics that are expected to headline the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to take place in Beijing in September. This was highlighted during a China-Africa think tank conference held in...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:46am

Put action where your mouth is

You’ve heard the term “put your money where your mouth is”, meaning back up what you say and don’t just dish out advice that you don’t follow yourself, or spew an opinion that you can’t or won’t stand behind. However, I think there is a key word that needs...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 8:53pm

Know your rights: How disabled children ought to be treated at school

Sometimes people are born with, or get physical or mental conditions that limit their capabilities. Such people are said to have disabilities and they require extra support in order to access education. For this reason, Ministerial Order N°007/2016 of 01/03/2016 determining modalities for...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:54pm

Strive for success

My classmates seem to loathe me because I’m the kind of student who always asks questions in class, and wants to fully understand a topic. They get irritated when I raise my hand, yet the teacher encourages me to do so. Because of this, I’ve been given nicknames and no one wants to hang...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:47pm

When self-efficacy is eroded away from teachers

Albert Einstein asserts that, education is what remains after one has forgotten what he learned in school.  Guadalupe claims that, teachers are the most important agents in the educational process because they directly organise students’ learning experiences. Others claim that, good...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:04pm

Discover the meaning of words with ‘grat’

You can finally become a dictionary yourself without necessarily cramming the meaning of every word. There are many ways of getting the meaning of a word, and one of them is studying the group of letters that make that word (prefixes, infixes and suffixes). Compare the word with other words that...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:57pm

Good student-teacher link will guarantee success

To this day, Monday mornings have a hold on me. It’s been 12 years since I sat in a mathematics class, and it occurred to my teacher that I was always late and unbothered, because I didn’t like the subject, or the person who taught it for that matter. I might have been the only one who...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:53pm

Catholic Church calls for review of the school calendar

The Catholic Church has alleged that studying during the dry season slows down children’s learning and suggested a need to revisit the school calendar. Bishop Philip Rukamba, the Bishop of Butare Diocese and the President of the Catholic Episcopal Conference, made the call last week while...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:36pm

Why I love class revision groups

As a student, I have tried different methods to excel in my academics, and most of them have paid off. However, the most effective revision method has been working in groups with my classmates. It’s true that working together with your colleagues in study groups helps you to learn faster...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:24pm

The significance of discipline in schools

Following rules or a code of conduct, whether at home or school, is what education experts believe every student should strive for. However, the load of making sure students adhere to the rules set in place by a school shouldn’t solely be assigned to teachers, educationists say. Issues like...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:38pm

Dress for success: School uniform’s significance to education

In the early hours of the morning, students of Lycée de Kigali are seen moving with haste, trying to make it to school on time and evade the dreaded “late comers” list. At this very time, many other people are also in a hurry, worried about being late for work. It is such a busy time...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:31pm

Grace Rwanda: Providing educational support for children and youth

In 2009, two genocide survivors and members of the Rwandan Diaspora, Elizabeth Mujawamalia Johnson and Marie-Louise Kaligirwa, established ‘Grace Rwanda’, a volunteer-run charity based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.  It then evolved into a stable organisation, having...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:53am

PHOTOS: CMU-Africa opening new Rwf9bn campus in Kigali

Carnegie Mellon University-Africa (CMU-Africa) is set to relocate to its newly constructed campus located in the Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) in what will be known as Innovation City. Felix Siboniyo, the head of the Single Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) at Rwanda Development Board (RDB...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:26am

Co-curricular activities; helping learners nurture their interests

It’s believed that helping learners build a future outside the classroom is vital. Educationists suggest a balanced routine, with social skills well-accounted for as ‘education should be more than just books’. How can they be helped? Paul Swaga, an English instructor at Akilah...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:49pm

Quality or quantity?

What does teaching thinking consist of? As complex and sophisticated as it seems, it is actually not. On the contrary thinking skills can be adequately taught by deliberately considering how we as educators present the information to our students and what we make them do with it. For younger...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:48pm