Gov't urged to prioritize teachers

Teachers during teachers day PIC FILE
Teachers during teachers day PIC FILE

This year’s Botswana Teacher's Day was commemorated in Maun on Friday under the theme: Resilient Teacher Amidst COVID-19. Speaking at the 26th Teacher's Day commemoration, the Botswana Sector of Educators Union (BOSETU) vice president, Mogomotsi Motshegwa, challenged government to introspect and address challenges faced by teachers.

“Your Excellency, a resilient teacher amidst COVID-19 should not only be pronounced rhetorically but rather, teachers’ resilience should be accompanied by tangible support from the employer and all other stakeholders in education.

In our view as the trade unions for educators, for a teacher to become resilient during COVID-19, there is a dire need for a drastic and radical transformation of our education system to address the COVID-19 related challenges.

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