Education is a basic need and its wave is unstoppable while its appetite is insatiable. Somehow, it appears fashionable to be in school, especially, in university.
Today being International Labour Day Education Times tackles an interesting subject; the pursuit for higher education beyond Rwanda’s borders. The increasing competition on the job market has literally forced those in offices to step out of their comfort zones in search of better qualifications.
Rwanda’s reading culture is still a major concern to educationists and other stakeholders, which is why the government of Rwanda and a few other organizations are coming up with different campaigns to improve it. The U.S. Embassy has joined in the fight against the poor reading culture by launching its second annual Everybody Reads Rwanda campaign.
Lecturers from the Institute of Legal Practitioners and Development, Nyanza District, Southern Province have launched the first series of the 9 books they were writing.
Statistics from the Rwanda Education Board show that apparently there are over 1128 Rwandan nationals on undergraduate, post graduate and PhDs in different courses worldwide. Eric Kabeera & Irene Nayebare sought to find out why.
When talking about why Rwandan students may seek to go for further studies abroad we cannot ignore the role played by the international schools that have come up of late. Many well to do parents and expatriates living in Rwanda have embraced the idea of international schools that offer Western syllabi on top of the local curriculum.
The student body and staff of Nyarutarama-based Hope Kids Academy visited G.S Kagugu, in what was the final step of their annual Solidarity Festival.