Swaneng: Steady growth, local development, and conflict

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In this forth part series on Swaneng,writer TOM HOLZINGER looks at the rapid growth of both the central and the education sector in the region


Before Swaneng, Bechuanaland had only six secondary schools, and four of them offered only the Junior Certificate syllabus. All were run by either tribal councils or missions. Only one of these schools, Moeng College, was in the Central District. Thus the opening of Swaneng Hill School in February 1963 filled a huge need.

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