Making schools count

Progress towards attainment of improved learning outcomes in our public schools has been painfully slow.

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 is ticking and urgent measures should be taken to speed the process of change.

The solution to the current climate of stagnation lies in rethinking and refining strategy. There is need to shed and discard discredited efforts and shift away from the culture of doing more of the same.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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