The baton exchange

Baton exchange is very critical in the success of a relay team. The exchange of the baton from one runner to the other must be seamless.

The relay race analogy is relevant to the three levels of 10-year basic education. Ideally a seamless and flawless exchange of baton is supposed to occur from pre-primary and primary school, junior to senior secondary levels.

But in reality there appears to be a crisis of baton exchange. Lack of a strong synergy and communication across these levels is a vexing challenge which should give classroom practitioners on the ground and policy makers at the central office sleepless nights. Here is a very interesting scenario. There is a clear and pronounced achievement gap between the three levels of basic education. The primary sub sector seems to be ticking all the right boxes and continues to rule the roost while its secondary school sub sector is shaky and wobbling.

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It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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