Bravo UB!

Soon after the 2018 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) results were released, The Monitor carried an article about a 17-year-old refugee from Zimbabwe, who is currently housed at the Dukwi refugee camp.

Xolile Ngwenya, who got 48 points from her best six subjects, had fears that she might not get the opportunity to further her studies.  Many Batswana from different walks of life were pained by the young woman’s circumstances. Many pleaded with the government to sponsor Ngwenya, to fulfill her dream of attending tertiary institution. Some even called on the business community to assist the Ngwenya family with funds to send their daughter to university.

Well, now Ngwenya and three other young women from the Dukwi camp will be able to attend university, thanks to the decision taken by the University of Botswana (UB) to pay for their tuition fees, accommodation, and living costs. 

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up