Education Technology 

The Man Making Rwanda Into a Hub for Physics

Omololu Akin-Ojo was constantly reluctant to go to the United States. “I felt I might do a lot of things in Africa,” he informed me in his workplace at the new East African Institute for Essential Research (EAIFR) in Kigali, Rwanda. “Unfortunately, I was incorrect.” As a university trainee in his home country of Nigeria in the late 1990s, Akin-Ojo discovered to write computer system code by hand, without ever having the opportunity to put the code into a computer. Knowledgeable about these constraints, his father, a physicist, encouraged him…

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Kagame fires education minister for taking Shs1.9million bribe, another for telling lies

A Rwandan minister was recently fired for accepting a bribe to change a school’s ranking, President Paul Kagame has revealed. Dr Isaac Munyakazi, the former Minister of State for Education in charge of Primary and Secondary Education was, according to Kagame caught red handed taking a bribe to ‘interfere in the school rankings after he was approached by a certain school which had performed badly in national exams and bribed him for a better rank.’ The school had performed badly, ranking above 100, among the last but they approached him…

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