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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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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