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Baboki Kayawe
  • Sour relations lead to exams boycott

    Teachers at the school who declined to be named for fear of victimisation, accused school head, Lazarus Gadienewe of “managing the institution as he pleased”, making autonomous decisions and calling the environment “devoid of good...

  • Gov’t to strengthen tobacco control laws

    The law is meant to protect people from devastating consequences of tobacco use. “The Government of Botswana in recognising that tobacco use is a health and development priority, has committed to strengthen national tobacco control laws by...

  • Construction affiliated boards making progress

    The Engineers Registration Act came into force last year, to protect the status of engineers and create the ERB. It was meant to pass laws to combat the corruption, bribery and unethical practices that have caused delays, cost overruns and shoddy...

  • SRC demands action against UB employees

    This call was made just after five members of the University of Botswana’s Student Representative Council (SRC) and 19 other students were summoned for disciplinary hearings that were initially scheduled to start yesterday until Friday. Latest...

  • Tertiary sponsorship reforms imminent

    This is subsequent to a Pitso that was convened last year to explore sustainable and inclusive tertiary education financing. Making the disclosure at the opening of the eighth Botswana Human Resource Development Skills Fair and Career Clinics in the...

  • Four perish in wedding trip

    According to Mahalapye police traffic officer, assistant superintendent Kgosienalerona Sechoni, the Quantum combi was heading from Gaborone to a wedding at Bobonong. He said the vehicle was carrying 15 people, including the driver. “We suspect...

  • Japan boosts cutting-edge auto-mechanics programme

    Since the take over of brigades from communities, these facilities have been challenged with financial resources, an official from the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity, and Skills Development said when accepting the grant...

  • Botho University students petition Madigele

    The appeal, which was delivered by the Student Representative Council (SRC) vice president Oarabile Setime, at the Ministry headquarters, entailed a number of grievances pertaining to their learning conditions. The written petition accuses most...

  • Close to 700 malaria cases recorded

    There has been an increase in the number of cases in malaria-prone areas, namely Okavango, Ngami, Chobe, Boteti, Tutume and Bobirwa. “Cases of the disease have also been reported in areas that do not usually have malaria and these include...

  • BCP women launch education petition

    The petition, which will run for a month, starting next Monday will focus on a number of issues bedevilling the education system. BCPWL president, Daisy Bathusi told the press that as mothers, they would utilise the women’s history month to...

  • ‘Where are the women in Unions?’

    As the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) yesterday, women were reminded of the stark gender disparities existing in trade Unions, and were called on to close the gender gaps. Despite women-folk making up the majority of the...

  • South Sudan asks Botswana for 100 scholarships

    The East African country’s minister of higher education, science and technology, Yien Oral Lam Tut made the plea yesterday in a courtesy call on his counterpart, Alfred Madigele in Gaborone.  Tut asked for the scholarships to span a...

  • After the storm: UB students face backlog

    The one-week break normally occurs towards the end of March and spills over into the Easter holidays. Director of Public Affairs, Mhitshane Reetsang told Mmegi that plans are underway to extend the academic semester through removing the short...

  • Early Childhood Gains Momentum

    The Minister of Basic Education, Unity Dow said this when addressing Parliament recently. The introduction of the One-Year Reception Class Programme in public primary schools since 2013 has continued as an effort towards improving children’s...

  • Policy makers want immigration laws softened

    While it is necessary for the country to take care of its interests first, and ensure security, minister of Health and Wellness, also Member of Parliament for Sefhare/Ramokgonami constituency Dorcus Makgato, Tuesday called on the minister of...

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