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Tshwarelo Hosia
  • Sir Seretse Khama: The man of the people

    Everybody was alive to the fact that he was a sickly man who was in and out of hospital throughout his 59-year life yet many hoped that providence would continue to spare him.With the benefit of hindsight, following a London diagnosis of no hope,...

  • Proper remuneration and learning outcomes

    Today here I am, finding myself so foolhardy as to attempt a direct confrontation with the money factor and its role (perceived or real) on learning outcomes.Of course, one should tread with caution when dealing with an emotive and sensitive subject...

  • Making schools count

    Only modest gains have been made, measured in inches and not miles. This is a worrisome scenario because a quick turnaround in education (and not slow incremental changes) is the only vehicle that can deliver a secure post diamond future. The clock...

  • Change the system

    Here are some key areas requiring swift and immediate attention. The first port of call is to create an enabling environment in which teachers and students can thrive. The role of governance in the overall health of schools and acceleration...

  • A complacent school

    It is a school where cultural preservation is everything and cannot be traded for anything. Commitment to a certain way of life is pursued at all costs, including sacrificing the goal of achieving improved learning outcomes.Writing on the subject of...

  • Thirteenth cheque for extraordinary deliver

    Fatigue or compliance is when a system goes on as usual when past experience has shown that it won’t work.This is a case of flogging a dead horse. If our schools are to serve students better, there is need to draw lessons from experience and borrow...

  • A requiem for Roy

    I first set eyes on him as a fresher at Moeng College while he was beginning to study for his two-year Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) in the same institution almost four decades ago.He was my senior at college and I continued to regard...

  • Determining the pulse of schools

    With its added flair brought about by newly commissioned state of the art Kazungula Bridge, one could not have asked for a better venue.The Headmasters’ conference executive committee as it was traditionally called, sprang back to life following...

  • Pursuit of knowledge

    For a very long time, the pursuit of knowledge was the ultimate goal of our education system. But gone are the days when power and improved livelihoods simply rested on knowledge.The advent of the 21st century has rendered knowledge acquisition...

  • ‘Calm down and get back to the basics’

    In spite of the continuing culture of academic under achievement, many schools are still caught up or entangled in a state of inertia.Year in and year out, fresh commitments are made and resources are allocated to redeem the ailing education system...

  • MoBE welcomes skills development

    The changes were primarily predicated upon a desire to drive the Reset Agenda and improve service deliver. Some ministries have become leaner after shedding excess fats while others have grown bigger after assuming additional responsibilities. Some...

  • Advocating for strong principalship

    Of course there is no denying the fact that there is more than one way of transforming struggling and underachieving schools. Improving school funding, building more infrastructure, trimming the overloaded curriculum, reducing student-teacher ratio,...

  • Schools celebrate mediocrity

    Only a handful of schools boast significant academic achievement while many schools sadly continue to celebrate mediocrity and minute incremental changes. This can only mean one thing: that hitherto far too many students remain unserved.That the...

  • Winning the big war

    The foundation for academic success begins with successful tackling of small things. The one minor skirmish any school worth its salt cannot afford to lose is keeping order and discipline. Discipline is everything in a school setting. It defines the...

  • Leaders don’t operate in a vacuum

    Student outcomes continue to be a source of grave concern. It is clear that our public schools require lifeline - fresh and alternative approaches. It is against this background that this column has consistently made a case for adoption of a...

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