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25 Students Appeal to University of Rwanda After Losing Scholarship
November,26 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60418" align="alignnone" width="824"] UR College of Business and Economics[/caption] Students who join the University of Rwanda(UR) under government scholarship sign a performance contract with the Higher Education Council(HEC) according to which failing exams would lead to the loss of scholarship. According to UR, 25 students from the Finance and Business Management department appealed this…
National
Tags: Education
Gov’t To Avail 10% Teachers’ Salary Increment This Month
November,25 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29727" align="alignnone" width="800"] Teacher at Kazo Primary School in Kamonyi district shows a student what she should have done during school quiz. [/caption] Primary, secondary and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  teachers will be paid their 10% increment salary arrears that were not paid by the government since July 2020. The 10% increment…
National
Tags: Education
Students Who Tested Covid-19 Positive Doing Well ─ Ministry Of Health 
November,23 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) says that students who contracted Covid-19 are not in critical condition and will not be sent back to their families or hospitals, but will continue to study and be treated in their respective schools.  Last week, RBC started conducting the Covid-19 mass testing in schools, after schools were partially reopened…
National
Tags: Education
Social Service Delivery: What Does RSSB’s  Autonomy Mean?
November,21 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60263" align="alignnone" width="600"] RSSB headquarters[/caption] The Government’s efforts to improve the social services have moved a further step with offering Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) full financial and administrative independence or autonomy, the condition expected to improve service delivery and achievement of operational excellence. RSSB was offered autonomy to recruit employees, decide employee salaries,…
Economy
Tags: Rssb
Rwanda Launches Rwf 800M ‘Cardiac Cath Lab’
November,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The Government’s efforts to improve the health sector have moved a further step with the establishment of the first cardiac catheterization laboratory that helps to diagnose, treat, correct heart deformations, and treat sickness. The cardiac catheterization lab, also medically known as a “cardiac cath lab,” is a hospital room where doctors perform the minimal cutting of patient…
National
Tags: Health
Gov’t To Replace 14,000 Teachers Over Absenteeism 
November,19 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33436" align="alignnone" width="595"] Children in class. Ugandan teachers will need o find legal documents to stay in Rwandan classes[/caption] A total of 14,140 primary and secondary teachers could be replaced over absenteeism, the Ministry of Education said. On 12th October 2020, the ministry of education directed teachers to report back to their respective schools,…
National
Tags: Education
Rwanda Conducts COVID-19 Mass Testing in Schools
November,18 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60153" align="alignnone" width="1080"] COVID-19 testing, Ecole Belge-Kigali[/caption] The Ministry of Health has started Covid-19 mass testing in schools, ahead of the second batch of students who are expected to resume studies next week.  The second batch of students in primary four and secondary students from senior one, two, and four will resume their studies …
National
Tags: Coronavirus
Expensive Internet: Universities Request Govt Subsidy
November,17 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

Since the gradual reopening of universities, the government has proposed a mechanism that can allow students and teacher to interact either physically or digitally. Codnamed ‘blended model of learning’ to be used in the continuity of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this method has experienced the existing challenge of internet affordability. Both the…
National
Tags: Education
Education Ministry Completes Placement Of 6,741 New Teachers  
November,16 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The ministry of education has finished phase one of the new teacher’s recruitment and placement, an exercise that was recently messed up, leading to the suspension of senior officials at Rwanda Education Board(REB) last month. The placement involved 3,732 for Pre-primary and Primary teachers compared to the required 18,039 teachers, meaning 14,307 are still needed…
National
Tags: Education
Seventeen Songs and Counting: Lawmaker Surprises with Music Talent
November,15 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60136" align="alignnone" width="655"] Hon. Uwumukiza Francoise[/caption] The days spent in the Covid- 19 lockdown were a nightmare that most people would not wish to experience again, but to others, it was an opportunity to explore talents. Hon. Francoise Uwumukiza, Member of the East African Legislative Assembly from Rwanda has a living testimony. When Covid-19 lockdown was…
Society
Tags: Local Music
KIM University Students Stranded As Unpaid Lecturers Hold Marks
November,14 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_60048" align="alignnone" width="824"] KIM[/caption] The troubled former Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) students have failed to join other universities after their former lecturers refused to release their marks citing unpaid salary arrears. On 2nd November 2020, the KIM University permanently closed doors for alleged financial problems that have accumulated over the years. “Students are stranded, the…
National
Tags: Latestnews
Sponsored: GCS Supports Hillside Irrigation In Kamonyi  District
November,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

With drip irrigation, farmers can have regular harvests, multiply production, and income.  The insufficient usage of this system of irrigation has encouraged the government and development partners including Global Civic Sharing (GCS), a South Korean non-governmental  organisation to establish the demonstration of irrigation projects for the benefit of farmers. Drip irrigation not only allows a farmer…
National
Tags: GCS
Fire Guts Gisozi Modern Market 
November,13 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

 The fire has affected Gisozi modern market located in the Gisozi sector, Gasabo district, Kigali city. The affected part of the modern market largely includes shopping malls for clothes, mattress shops, and tailoring rooms. The other affected facilities are stores and construction materials.  The fire started at around 4: am from the clothes shopping mall…
National
Tags: Disasters
University of Rwanda: Delays In Laptops Distribution Blamed on COVID-19
November,12 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59982" align="alignnone" width="1200"] UR headquarters in Kigali[/caption] The University of Rwanda will have to wait a bit longer before using the  ‘blended model of learning’ because of delaying laptops distribution allegedly caused by Covid-19 pandemic. With a global health crisis going on(Covid-19 pandemic), ‘blended learning’ is one of many proposed models for the future…
National
Tags: Education
University Of Rwanda To Fully Reopen In Three Weeks    
November,11 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55208" align="alignnone" width="799"] UR, Rukara Campus[/caption] Year 1 and 2 at University of Rwanda will return to school in three weeks time ending a-8 month interruption that was intended to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. According to Ignatius Kabagambe, the Corporate Communication Specialist for the University of Rwanda, all the campuses will be…
National
Tags: Education
Sliced Dry Pineapple Exporters Eye American Market
November,06 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

The post-harvest losses can be minimized by physically preventing the entry of insects and rodents, and maintaining the environmental conditions that avoid the growth of microorganisms attack harvests. But also most important is establishing innovative ways that add value to the harvests that compete on the local and world markets. While Rwandan farmers still lose about…
Economy
Tags: Agribusiness
In Class Under COVID-19: How Rwandan Teachers, Students Are Coping
November,03 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

When Rwandan schools were still closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, teachers were wondering how it would work to standi front of students and teach while wearing face masks, how they would  speak loudly enough for students to hear them through a mask, among other challenges.  The academic year is here now and teachers who are back…
National
Tags: Education
REB Boss, His Deputy Suspended
November,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59157" align="alignnone" width="400"] Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje[/caption] Dr. Irenee Ndayambaje, Director General of Rwanda Education Board(REB) and his deputy , Tusiime Angelique have been suspended from their duties “for failure to properly manage and coordinate the ongoing teacher recruitment process – the office of the Prime Minister has said. Also suspended is James Ngoga, Head…
National
Tags: Education
Ministry of Education Renews Warning Against Hiking School Fees
November,02 2020 Williams Buningwire Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_59486" align="alignnone" width="1080"] The academic year started this November 2nd. Complaints of school fees hikes were reported by many parents[/caption] The Ministry of Education says private schools have no autonomy over school fees charges, but school management can always meet and negotiate with Parent Teachers’ Associations (PTA), the organ that works with the education…
National
Tags: Education
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