February 11, 2016

Experts say improved financial models could triple number of textbooks

Posted on January 29, 2016 by in English

Readers search for books at Kigali Library Services in Kacyiru.

Putting in place improved financial models could triple the number of textbooks to close the looping gap of text books in schools, education experts have revealed. This is through centralizing textbook procurement and pool demand to facilitate long-term financing while also helping increase their availability would boost educational achievements. “Next to a good teacher, well-designed […]

Israelis And Germans In Rwanda Honour Holocaust Victims

Posted on January 25, 2016 by in English

Israelis And Germans In Rwanda Honour Holocaust Victims

Israelis and Germans in Rwanda are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Holocaust during which about 6-million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime in Germany. The Germans and Israelis have decided to jointly commemorate with Rwanda that suffered the genocide against Tutsi fifty years later. The two communities are hosted at Kigali genocide memorial […]

Rwanda’s Best Pupil Had Signed Performance Contract With Parents

Posted on January 17, 2016 by in English

At the beginning of 2015, Clement Musangabatware and his wife called their daughter for an important negotiation. Their daughter, Asante Musangabatware Carine, 12,  was starting her final year at GS St. Ignace Primary School a Jesuits school at Kibagabaga, Gasabo district. “We want to sign a contract of performance. You will just tell us what […]

O’ level best performer aspires to become a medical engineer

Posted on January 15, 2016 by in English

O’ level best performer aspires to become a medical engineer

Clad in a black tight panties, black sleeveless covered by a grey sweater, the 16 year old could not believe that her dream of becoming a doctor has just started. But with the announcement of the Ordinary level national examinations (senior three) on Thursday which showed she was the first in the country, painted in […]

National Exams Out: Girls Outshine Boys

Posted on January 15, 2016 by in English

National Exams Out: Girls Outshine Boys

Girls have outshined boys in Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) during the 2015 National Examination. DivinDushimimanaLionele from Bugesera district came on top of the 32 best candidates in PLE, and he was followed by Audrey Divine of Kicukiro district, scoring the highest rank (excellent with 5 aggregates). This category includes 18 best female students and 14 […]

PLE: Girls Beat boys as overall performance improves

Posted on January 15, 2016 by in English

PLE: Girls Beat boys as overall performance improves

The Rwanda education Board (REB) Thursday morning released the Primary Leaving Examinations for the year 2015. Addressing journalists, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Olivier Rwamukwaya revealed the  number of girls  who sat for the exams at both levels were higher than boys with 88,359 out of 160,357 who at exams at primary […]

Boys outshine girls in 2015 PLE results

Posted on January 14, 2016 by in English

Boys outshine girls in 2015 PLE results

Girls have outshined boys in Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) during the 2015 National Examination. Divine Dushimimana Lionele from Bugesera district came on top of the 32 best candidates in PLE, and he was followed by Audrey Divine of Kicukiro district, scoring the highest rank (excellent with 5 aggregates). This category includes 18 best female students […]

Officials inspect nursery schools in Gasabo district

Posted on January 12, 2016 by in English

As a way to promote quality education, Gasabo district set up a committee to follow up and ensure all nursery schools in the district meet the standards. This is because the government allowed parents to set up nursery schools but supervision is needed to ensure no chaos before the start of new academic year. Stephen […]

All Rwandan Schools Begin Feeding Students In 2016

Posted on December 21, 2015 by in English

Rwandan students will not worry about studying on empty stomachs while in school beginning academic year 2016, Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has announced. Apparently, food will be provided under a partnership between parents and government. Primier Murekezi told thousands of participants at the 13th National Dialogue that the school feeding program will be fully functioning in […]

Rutsiro: The big sacrifices and small salaries of Rwanda’s teachers

Posted on November 19, 2015 by in English, Umwarimu

Gaspard Byukusenge, mayor of Rutsiro district.

One of the most commonly held bits of conventional wisdom in East Africa is that teachers are grossly underpaid, One hears this everywhere, from cocktail parties to TV talk shows. But teachers in Congo-Nil zone in Rutsiro district stopped complaining and instead adopted the art of using their small income to cater for their homes […]