Acute shortage of books, furniture in Botswana schools

School PIC:  PHATSIMO KAPENG
School PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The education system in Botswana is facing a critical challenge, as nearly 100% of public schools in the country are struggling with poor infrastructure, lack of books, inadequate furniture, and food shortages.

This is the report card of Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) on the status of the landscape of the country's education.

The union's president, Gotlamang Otsile, has raised concerns about the dire situation, emphasizing that the issues have persisted for five years now and are now reaching crisis levels.

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