Stitch in time for education

When juxtaposed with the real returns in the economy it is highly debatable whether the billions of Pula pumped into education since Independence have been a wise investment.

The initial goals of this investment, as outlined by the founding president, were to ensure that Batswana are given the skills required to run the country once the colonial authorities had left office.

In Seretse Khama’s own words: “The Colonial Government failed to recognise the need to educate and train our people so they could run their own country.  We did not inherit any properly equipped institutions for vocational training even at the lowest level of artisan skills”.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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