The blame-game jumble in education

Grassroots: Dire challenges continues to haunt the education sector
Grassroots: Dire challenges continues to haunt the education sector

An increase in the number of learners under the ‘universal access to education’ policy, coupled with automatic progression through the tiers irrespective of academic performance are among a cocktail of factors conspiring to lower pass rates across the country, experts say. Staff Writer, BABOKI KAYAWE, unravels the hydra-headed problem.

The Stats

In 2012, 31,665 candidates sat for the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Examinations (BGCSE) examinations. This was a 10 percent increase from the previous year when 29.2 percent of the grades were C or better.

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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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