BCP publicity secretary Taolo Lucas said in an interview yesterday that the party’s secretary for political education, Florence Shagwa, is busy finalising the curriculum for the academy.Shagwa is assisted by the BCP’s secretary for public education.“The curriculum will be completed towards the end of March while the launch will take place during the third week of April,” he said.
Lucas further stated that the launch of the party school will be in Gaborone. He said that members of the executive committee will be the first to attend the academy.The academy, he pointed out, will then be rolled out to other regions of the country where the party’s regional leaders and other members will attend. Lucas said the academy will educate party members about the BCP ideology.
It will also focus on equipping the party’s office bearers at various levels with administrative skills, he said.“Through the academy the BCP also intends to assist its members with the basics of organising for the party,” he said.The BCP spokesperson also said that the party is well resourced to operate its academy efficiently.
He said a cadre of academics who are also party members will assist to implement the curriculum at the school.Retired party officials who know the history of the BCP will also help execute the school curriculum.Lucas added that the party will also source skills from other individuals and organisations.