Government secures places for top students in private TVET centres

The Ministry of Education has sealed an agreement with private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions under which thousands of students who passed last year’s national O-Level examinations will be enrolled in the schools.

The development was announced on Friday by Olivier Rwamukwaya, the state minister for TVET. View details

Education: The rise and rise of girls' performance

Efforts to get girls in school, stay in school and perform as good, or even better than their male counterparts seem to be paying off.

Early this week, the Rwanda Education Board released results of national exams for both primary and O-Levels.

At the Primary Level, girls recorded an 87.4 per cent pass rate compared boys who managed 85 per cent.View details

Editorial: Education reforms are taking shape

Last year’s national O-Level and Primary Leaving Examinations were released yesterday indicating a general improvement in performance. In O-Level, the pass rate was at 89.9 per cent, a slight increase compared to the previous year, where the pass rate stood at 89 per cent. The general pass rate in Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) in 2017 was 86.3 per cent up from 85.4 per cent in 2016.

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Senators call for coordinated research in tertiary institutions

Members of the Senatorial Committee for Social Affairs urged the Ministry of Education to ensure coordination of research in institutions of higher learning.

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Best O-Level performer wants to become engineer

It was a joyful Tuesday for Josyln Karenzi Manzi, of Kigali Parents School, after he received news that he was the best performer in last year’s O-Level national examinations.

Best teaching practices for 2018

In teaching at any level, there’s only so much you can prepare for. Student behavior is unpredictable – happenings at home and on the playground coupled with youthful energy can derail the best lesson plans. As a result, teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it’s essential that we try new things to add to our pedagogical bag of tricks. Of all the things you have planned to do in 2018, the following should be at the forefront: View details