Status of Science in schools

Besides the Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) and its precursor the Revised National Policy on Education (RNPE), I know not of any other recent study that came close to the 2014 Professor Jaap Kuiper study in laying bare the challenges inhibiting provision of quality education in the public senior secondary schools in the republic.

The findings of Prof Kuiper’s study on low academic achievement levels warrant urgent and sufficient attention.

He raised critical concerns and issues ranging from faulty pedagogic and management practices, teacher professional development (pre-service and in-service training), external oversight and the heavily loaded curriculum to name but a few examples.

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Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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