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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Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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