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
A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do the heavy lifting.Of course, in other dynamics, there are instances where the father wants to keep the baby and the would-be mother does not want to, hence the saying ‘whose body is it anyway’.In...

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