Schools urged to embrace play-based learning

There is a need to break the teacher-centred methodology of instruction to enable learners take a lead role in the learning process.

The call was made by Dr Michael Rwibasira, the head of the Department of Examination and Accreditation, Ministry of Education, at a recent conference in Kigali. Themed ‘Play for the Advancement of Quality Education Project’, the conference was organised by Right to Play in conjunction with Ministry of Education.

Why schools need entrepreneurship clubs

For any learner to become all-round, they ought to be equipped with a variety of skills, and this can be done through joining the different clubs at school, depending on their preferences. For instance, entrepreneurship clubs provide an avenue through which learners can acquire skills to cope with life outside school, either on the labour market or for job creation.

Why we need to celebrate and empower our teachers

Education remains a very important foundation on which the base of any nation is established.  Education not only shows the right path that the students should follow but also prepares the human resource for further development of the nation. 
It has a great impact in moulding of the current and successive generations. It is indispensable, especially in today’s world where getting on in life requires a good education. 

UNICEF programme to expand pre-primary education

UNICEF is set to expand its early childhood development (ECD) programmes in Rwanda following a new grant worth over €3.5 million from the IKEA Foundation.

The grant will go towards supporting the Government and civil society organisations to improve the welfare of children.

Teachers' coop takes new measures to recover loans

New measures have been devised to trace the teachers who quit the teaching profession before they could complete repayment of loans they acquired from teachers’ savings and credit cooperative, Umwalimu-Sacco.

Speaking to The New Times on the eve of the World Teachers’ Day (which falls today), Laurence Uwambaje, the director-general of the cooperative, said the new measures come to boost ongoing efforts to recover loans that were extended to teachers who have since failed to honour repayment schedule.

World Teachers’ Day: Valuing and improving teachers’ status

This year’s celebrations of teachers’ day, usually done on the 5th of October, will assume a more serious tone than its usual celebratory ambience, not because there is nothing to celebrate but because of the glaring loopholes in our education system that must be corrected for a better future. Against this background, this year’s theme: “Valuing Teachers, Improving Their Status” could not be timelier.