Pushing students to swell unemployed ranks

Sadly for over a decade, student achievement levels have been sitting at low levels, which did not add any credit to the teaching profession.

Our schools have a notorious distinction of failing students and pushing them to swell the ranks of the unemployed rather than helping students to achieve and improve their livelihoods. Schools are linked with the notorious distinction for failing students rather than success.

This is a serious indictment on the teaching profession. It is a truism that not everything is entirely in the hands of teachers. There are well known and documented situational constraints, which are not of the making of the teachers, which indeed require policy shifts and external intervention. Much as there are multiple factors shaping the success or otherwise of students in the classroom, there is no denying the fact that the teacher is the principal actor in the classroom theatre. When students achieve, deservedly so, all praise and glory go to the teacher and in the same vein when students do not achieve the buck stops with the teacher.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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