Examination Mess Of 2011 May Repeat, BTU Warns

A repeat of the 2011 mess, which saw teachers boycott invigilation and submission coursework and marks, may be about to repeat itself, according to the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU).

Teachers have been instructed not to submit course work as well as to stay away from invigilating classes during the 2015 examinations, after the Ministry of Education and Skills Development announced there will be no payment for invigilation and coursework.

“We do not know how this year the examinations will be administered.  The only advise we have given our members is not to submit marks for coursework, and not to invigilate (during the examinations),” Ibo Kenosi, the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) secretary general told The Monitor.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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