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Baboki Kayawe
  • ZAC loses big in P330m tender dispute

    ZAC, a company owned by prominent businessman, Nicholas Zakhem, filed an appeal last year after the High Court ruled against the company’s earlier application. The company had sought the High Court to review and set aside the PPADB’s...

  • BOSETU calls for investment in quality education

    BOSETU made the call on the backdrop of perpetuating resource inadequacy in schools, and that the status quo is such that disinvestment in education is at the fore, hence impossible for quality to be attained. These sentiments were expressed at a...

  • Unlearnt lessons in JCE exam disgrace

    The nation is once again in tears; a dirge over the recently released 2016 Junior Certificate Examinations (JCE) results is ongoing. The results point to a slight drop in students who obtained grade C or better by 0.87 percent from 33.41% in 2015, to...

  • BQA tightens up quality assurance

    The latest development is expected to commence in April, in efforts to guarantee quality across the general education sector in order to ensure a common platform that will clearly set standards of teaching and learning for the whole education and...

  • Education Runs Out Of Overtime Funds

    Signing the communication on behalf of the permanent secretary, Oemetse Nkoane said, “considering that according to their records monthly expenditure ranges between P13 million to P15 million,  it is evident that the funds are already...

  • Women, stand up

    Pedersen has been at the helm of the international organisation for five years. “The civil society raise your voice, women of Botswana in particular stand up,” he said. “Men won’t give up power easily, you better stand up and...

  • Gantsi teachers protest transfer policy

    Increasingly combative correspondence has flown between the embittered teachers and education authorities since the beginning of last year. The teachers recently requested legal opinion on the matter, according to a communiqué written on...

  • Maiden smokersí surveillance underway

    The ministry of health is undertaking the survey in collaboration with Statistics Botswana, Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO). “The survey will help determine the number of smokers as well as to enhance...

  • UB maneuvers to fire Fako

    The Council allegedly has been instructed to calculate a strategy to show Fako the door, as higher education authorities have expressed no confidence in the direction of the University under his helm.  Subsequently, there is a fallout between...

  • Food crisis hits public schools hard

    Though a perennial problem, the situation appeared grimmer in the Kgalagadi area where multitudes of boarding students who arrived a day before the school calendar commenced on Tuesday, went to bed on empty stomachs. Authorities around the country...

  • Disaster-relief office on heightened alert

    The office said all the District Disaster Management Committees (DDMC) are on high alert and continue to monitor the situation in order to instantly render assistance when the need arises. Moreover, the office said it is adequately funded to combat...

  • Death of Christmas spirit

    While its true getting the spirit of Christmas means different things to different people, to some it is that beautiful warm feeling of no place like home for the holidays, to others it is the excitement of shopping for gifts and wrapping them by the...

  • UNESCO report finds universal education commitment a mirage

    A new report by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) forecast that universal primary completion would be attained in 2042. Moreover, universal lower secondary...

  • Mineral beneficiation key to job creation

    This week Madigele delivered a well thought out and impassionate response to the State of the Nation Address challenging government to look deeper into terms of copper, soda ash and coal as the mineral industry value chain remains unexploited. ...

  • Government report unearths secondary school sex shocker

    The study, led by the Ministry and supported by other agencies, involved questionnaires to 7,205 students in 135 schools across all districts between February and April 2015. The study was released on Tuesday. According to the results, at least five...

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