Maikano Celebrates Culture Day

Moreri Moroka reciting a poem during Maikano CJSS culture day.
Moreri Moroka reciting a poem during Maikano CJSS culture day.

Celebrated poet and television personality Benson Phuthego encouraged students at Maikano Junior Secondary School to take pride in the Setswana language and culture.

The baritoned poet told students during the school’s culture day that having a keen interest in Setswana opened up opportunities for him.  He said Setswana continues to play a pivotal role in his life. “I am a living example of the fact that if you take your language seriously, you can make a career out of it. 

It was because of my interest in Setswana that I got jobs on both radio and television. I remember when Botswana Television employed me some years back.  They emphasised that of the four new readers they employed at the time, I was the best for the Setswana bulletin,” he said. He called on students to fight to preserve their mother tongue, as it is part of their identity.

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