Govt’s curse on Shakawe

Shakawe Senior Secondary School once again made it to the bottom of the list of the just released Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) results with a seven percent pass rate.

Just over a year ago, the school made debut results with the same level of pass rate.  The first batch of students had just settled in the school after they had to attend classes at Maun Senior Secondary School, over 500 kilometres away from home. They had to do that because their school was still under construction after it was discovered that the contractor had initially omitted brick force to reinforce the classroom walls.

When they returned to the school, they had to do without teachers, textbooks, accommodation, and water. Despite the outcry, the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD)went ahead as if it was business as usual, and a few months later, the students sat for the examination like all other students in the country. They competed against colleagues who have had all learning needs at their disposal.

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Keep your mask close

Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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