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Tshwarelo Hosia
  • Numbers never lie

    Clearly numbers never lie. There is trouble in our schools and uprooting the cancer eating our schools is a daunting challenge. We are a nation that has always pinned its hopes on education.The goal of achieving prosperity for all and delivering a...

  • Pressure mounts on school principals

    Four decades ago, public schools were small both in terms of physical size and student numbers and therefore they were relatively easy to govern. Seemingly founded on the principle that mission failure was not an option, most schools acquitted...

  • When the school environment is right

    When the school environment is right, students get it right and can overcome distractors no matter how powerful. In their 1996 World Bank report titled, ‘School Count’, Heneveld Ward and Craig Helen spelt out in clear, unadorned and unambiguous...

  • Replenishing love batteries

    I had always naively believed that the celebration of a Valentine’s Day is the exclusive business of adults. But I couldn’t have been more dead wrong.The fact of the matter is that the spirit of Valentine’s Day is increasingly gaining ground...

  • Education: The busiest entity

    Men and women are hard at work striving to create more and better learning in order to secure the future of our children. Recognising the challenges besieging the system, Parliament continues to allocate more financial resources to education.There is...

  • No room for despondency

    There should never be any room for despondency because far too many people regard a school as a beacon of hope. The expected and much desired results may be delayed but a school system that keeps a sharp and increased focus on the one thing that...

  • Public schools exist to cater for all

    Designed with inclusivity in mind, public schools exist to cater for all eligible students including those with special education needs.The idea is to guarantee access to school by all while not compromising quality. This means students are supposed...

  • The pride of private schools

    In the private school space continuity and a business as usual atmosphere are likely to reign supreme.This is because private schools take pride in having a proven track record of successfully pushing to proficiency many if not all learners under...

  • The long awaited Super Tuesday

    But finally the long awaited Super Tuesday arrived and our public schools resumed their academic business following a long, laborious and exciting but well deserved break.Though Christmas festivities are notoriously known for their energy sapping...

  • Special, gifted school principal

    Schools are littered across the vast expanse of this semi-arid country from Ramatlabama in the south, Ramokgwebana in the north, Gudigwa in the North West to the Kgalagadi sands in the west.Literally the country boasts of at least one fully-fledged...

  • What a team

    It widened and deepened my understanding and knowledge of what goes on in the world of schools leaders charged with the delicate duty of shaping the destiny of our children.My close association and professional engagements with principals was an eye...

  • ETSSP: A new hope for Botswana’s education system

    It also laid bare the challenges bedevilling the education sector in the country and more importantly created some sense of urgency to close gaps identified. ETSSP was designed to restore a sense of accountability in schools among other things.A...

  • The power of school principal

    Besides, executing the principal function of providing instructional leadership, school principals shoulder the onerous task of building and sustaining a culture of rapprochement and harmonious relations in their schools.To render quality service to...

  • A steady return to normalcy

    Already schools should be starting to conduct a post-mortem of the year while pondering on plans for the new season.Just like the two seasons that preceded it, schools could not throw caution to the wind as there were no signs that COVID- 19 would...

  • The role of external oversight bodies in public schools

    The main road blocks were identified as weak external oversight institutions, poor school governance, a dysfunctional curriculum with irrelevant and overcrowded content and modes of assessment with a bias on knowledge at the expense of skills.Of...

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