Education ministry broke

Ministry of Education
Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) is too broke to send employees for further studies such that authorities are advising teachers to self-sponsor instead.

Assistant minister Fidelis Molao, who met with teachers from Molepolole sub-region on Tuesday, to discuss a wide range of issues in the profession, said the ministry was running at a budget deficit of P1billion.  He explained that this financial status was making it difficult for in-service training to materialise.

“The ministry is operating at zero budget for training. As we are grappling with in-service training people should consider to self-train and develop with institutions of distance learning such as the Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning,” Molao said. “We are really budget constrained. We had hoped to replicate the   process that saw some of your colleagues sent to schools a few years ago but under the prevailing circumstances, we don’t see it happening anytime soon,” he added.

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