Children Belong In Classrooms, Not The Roadside

One of the pillars of Vision 2016 clearly stated that Botswana was striving to have an educated and informed nation by that year. While the country has made commendable progress in ensuring that all children of school-going age have access to education, even though the issue of overcrowding in most schools still remains a challenge, it still needs to do more.

The education sector up-to-date still has plethora of challenges, but the commentary for now will address the issue of children of school-going years who are either not enrolled in schools, or dropouts of school for various reasons.  It has come to this publication’s attention that teachers in some schools have expressed concern that there are pupils who drop out of school to go and sell herbs.

The teachers seem to have done all in their powers to keep the children in school, but they seem to be fighting a losing battle. The teachers report that they have visited the children at their homes and urged the parents to encourage them to attend school, but that did not bear any fruit.

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