Botswana education, the best of the worst in Africa

An avid educationist from the University of Botswana (UB), Phillip Bulawa says the influx of African heads of education in the country for benchmarking exercises from the local system, paints “a very wrong impression”.

While he says national examinations results are not the only yardstick to measure the state of the education system relative to the rest of the African continent, the country continues to do well in terms of education budgetary, resources and policies.

However, Botswana must strive to compete with the best globally in order to improve the education output as it lags behind pitted against the entire world.

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