January 29, 2015

Happy, grumpy, excited – Kids march off to schools as academic year begins

Posted on January 27, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

Happy, grumpy, excited - Kids march off to schools as academic year begins

With the end of vacations, children across Kigali city were seen bustling to schools. While for most, it was a day of reunion of sorts with friends and classmates, for others the experience of going to school itself was new. Some of the tiny tots, reluctant to part with their parents, were seen teary-eyed, some […]

Nyamagabe: Nursery School promotes children hygiene

Posted on January 24, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

Nyamagabe: Nursery School promotes children hygiene

Parents in Kibilizi sector of Nyamagabe District have commended nursery school education, arguing that it improved hygiene and instilled morals in school children. When parents are busy with work, pre-school children spend the day at home doing nothing or outside their homes’ compounds playing in dirt and can easily adopt bad manners. “Our children no […]

Rwanda adopts Kiswahili into National curriculum

Posted on January 22, 2015 by in English

Rwanda adopts Kiswahili into National curriculum

Rwanda has introduced Kiswahili language into the national curriculum and added on the list of official languages. The subject will be taught in senior one to three effective 2016. Kiswahili is an official language for the East African Community with over 120 million people including Rwanda as a member state. English is the language of […]

Rulindo: Schools urged to promote school feeding program

Posted on January 22, 2015 by in English, Ibikorwa

  Local leaders in Rulindo district called upon heads of schools to allow students from vulnerable homes to enjoy lunch just like other students. The Home Grown School Feeding Program was started by the Ministry of Education aiming at having preschool and school children in Rwanda fed during lunch time to improve study concentration, performance […]

Rutsiro: Teachers seek less red tape for Sacco loans accessibility  

Posted on January 21, 2015 by in English, Umwarimu

Rutsiro: Teachers seek less red tape for Sacco loans accessibility  

Despite excellent customer care, some teachers in Rutsiro district are seeking the removal of red tape from Umwalimu Sacco authorities to make loan services accessible for fast development of teachers. Under Umwalimu Sacco, teachers are entitled to emergency loans, school fees loans, normal loans, development loans, super loans and vision loans. More than a dozen […]

Stakeholders call for special education curriculum

Posted on January 20, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

Stakeholders call for special education curriculum

The Education Ministry needs to design a special education curriculum, to facilitate learning   of the children with special needs; notes Jean Pierre Nteziryayo, Director of HVP Gatagara, a center for the mentally challenged children. Nteziryayo believes that   the curriculum willfacilitate the children to   access education that is needed to help them grow into responsible people […]

Nyagatare: Tabagwe parents called to embrace daycare

Posted on January 17, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

The executive secretary of Tabagwe sector, Christophe Kabana urged parents to enlist their children in daycares to learn appropriate social behavior and develop social skills. He explained that when a child is placed in a class with other children close in age have opportunities to play and negotiate with peers each day. Kabana also said […]

Parents asked to be more involved in children’s education

Posted on January 16, 2015 by in Amasomo, English

The Minister for Gender and Family Promotion, Oda Gasinzigwa asked parents to get more involved in their children’s education for better development. The minister made the call while the inaugurating of a daycare in Ngoma district on Jan 14. Gasinzigwa, reminded parents the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life and why […]

Kayonza: Intensify role in drug fight, schools urged

Posted on January 8, 2015 by in English, Imyitwarire

Intensify role in drug fight, schools urged

Consolee Uwibambe, in charge of social affairs in Kayonza district urged schools Wednesday to take a more active role in identifying alcohol and drug abusers and in developing programs to help those students. The call was made in the seminar that attracted by school managers and teachers in Kayonza district that outlined ways to identify […]

Burera: A call to help children with disabilities access basic education

Posted on December 21, 2014 by in English, Ibikorwa

Burera: A call to help children with disabilities access basic education

Bernard Twagirayezu, coordinator of national council for persons with Disabilities (NCPD) in Northern Province said that children with disabilities can greatly benefit from ‘education for all’ programme when provided with right materials. Twagirayezu revealed this on December 3, during the celebrations to mark the International Day for the persons with Disabilities. This comes after Francine […]