BEC blames poor results on unqualified teachers


The Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has partially blamed the continued students’ dismal final examinations performance on the teachers’ low qualification.

Botswana has continually recorded poor performances year in and out in the final national examinations. These include the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE), Junior Certificate Examination (JCE) and Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE).

The current education system has for some time been experiencing below par results, with teachers unions and government blaming one another for the failures. The situation has become a national crisis, with many people calling for a reform of the country’s education.

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