Edwin Ashimwe of The New Times Rwanda tackles how innovation in schools can revolutionise today's education system.
Ashimwe writes about the importance of having students embrace a highly technological and innovative society.
He discusses that through a political vision of embracing technology, the Rwandan education system has embarked on a journey to sensitise and nurture young Rwandan students as future innovators.
And this is "done through the advancement of students' capabilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related subjects".
Also, Ashimwe sets James Ndekezi and Israel Nishimwe as examples. Ndekezi and Nishimwe are the brains behind Kwaanda Lab, a local company that was founded to solve social issues using technology.
In an interview with The New Times, the duo revealed that as opposed to the usual way of studying in classrooms, students are required to be more innovative and creative, especially using technology to embark on a journey that will provide society's solutions. Read the Entire Article
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