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Tshwarelo Hosia
  • How people with disabilities were treated

    This is how people with disabilities were treated in the old dispensation. The old order has long past paving the way to a new breath of fresh air. Much to the glee of the inclusive movement, Botswana has been born again and has since joined the rest...

  • The baton exchange

    The relay race analogy is relevant to the three levels of 10-year basic education. Ideally a seamless and flawless exchange of baton is supposed to occur from pre-primary and primary school, junior to senior secondary levels.But in reality there...

  • Where did things go wrong?

    I guess it is an appropriate question that can be applied in the context of the place of boarding public schools in our ever changing education landscape. Undoubtedly, boarding schools used to occupy a special place in the hearts of many parents and...

  • Honouring the teaching profession

    On the local scene, after a long and protracted struggle, government finally succumbed to demands for more pronounced and open teacher recognition and duly designated June 2 as a Teachers’ Day.Other professions such as the military were miles ahead...

  • How to manage a broken school

    At the policy level the system of education requires a data-driven human resource deployment plan. This is the one key element missing link, which if well taken care of, can kick-start a sustainable school turnaround game plan. This is to underscore...

  • Quality, commitment to teaching profession

    And it is indeed a truism that the quality of the education a school is dispensing cannot exceed the quality of the teachers. That is to say what teachers say or do in the classroom shapes the destiny of students.If I were asked to say how can all...

  • Good harvest season for Selebi-Phikwe schools

    All indications are that the once copper mining town will continue to be a beacon of hope in the foreseeable future. This is a town that prides itself in upholding high standard of instructional practices and good school governance.The bar has been...

  • Overhauling instructional practices

    It usually begins on a positive note by way of identifying and highlighting the system’s strengths. The exercise entails a walk through what makes the system tick and detailing best practices requiring continuity and reinforcement.Harping on what...

  • The devastating blow on African culture

    On many fronts, western education championed its transformative agenda with distinction. In our jurisdiction and indeed elsewhere in the continent, indigenous traditional initiation universities of bogwera and bojale, which were custodians of the...

  • The glory days

    At the time, there were few private schools most of which were still struggling to make an impact. Admission into a government school was considered a great honour and privilege.Schools like Matsha College, Matshekge Hill school, Lotsane Senior...

  • The ever-shifting world

    Our continuing survival in an ever changing world rests on our ability to adapt and develop new approaches. In particular, education must reposition itself to address pressing demands and challenges of a new world order. Charles Darwin was clearly...

  • The influece of geographical location on academics

    It is a special service knowing no bigotry, ethnic divisions or territorial boundaries. Education service was designed for all intents and purposes to breakdown geographical barriers, to create equal opportunities for all and bridge the gap between...

  • The limited powers of school heads

    Those who treat it just like any other job hardly go anywhere. A school principal is a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his institution. Yet unlike other CEOS, this plum position of school principal enjoys limited powers.CEOs in the non-teaching...

  • Classroom: The heartbeat of any school system

    Granted, it is desirous to forge a network of alliances with business community and to motivate parental engagement. However, support from outside is indispensable.With diverse talents at its disposal, a school can still stand on its feet and...

  • Money cannot perform miracles in education

    It is not really surprising that some still believe that increased financial injection is the answer. Money cannot do anything if instructional practices do not get better.Experience from other countries has taught us that the role of finance in...

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