The way to go

Underlying issues that have crippled the delivery of quality education The underlying issues that have crippled the delivery of quality education for many years and unfortunately succeeded in placing the future of the young generation in jeopardy must be addressed and checked as a matter of urgency.

Beginning on an optimistic note, one must state with confidence that these challenges, however stubborn though they may look, cannot overwhelm the moral courage and will of a determined people. This means the power to remedy the situation and bring back on the rails the education system lies with the people. It takes no rocket science to realise that government, with all the resources at its disposal, can only do so much and clearly can never be a solution to all problems.

It is vitally important to supplement government machinery with the power of the people. We the people must wake up from our deep slumber and assume a more pronounced role in the quest for durable and lasting solutions to our trouble-prone school system. As a country we did it before and we can do it again. A quick glance at our colonial history clearly shows that on the one hand, our traditional chiefs, for strategic security reasons, ceded political power to the British but on the other hand retained the much treasured traditional spirit of self-determination and self-reliance.

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Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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