Venson-Moitoi is caught in a time warp

In this edition, we report on the Minister of Education and Skills Development Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi's recent visit to Borolong Primary School.

The sum and substance of the story is overcrowding at the school and all the ills that go with it. It is reported that the minister was shocked to learn that the school has 1,005 pupils, which is way in excess of the 800-limit for primary schools in Botswana. Not surprisingly, the minister was told that seven classes are taught under trees.

This is Borolong's only primary school. Because of the village's proximity to Francistown, being only 15 kilometres to the east of Botswana's second city, the village has experienced an exponential population growth that is overstretching services. In search for a solution, the school Head has now been assigned to compile profiles of pupils in order to establish where their parents live and work and then relocate the children accordingly.

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