JC Agric, Home Economics Marks Not Submitted

The decision by the Ministry of education to eventually meet teachers unions and negotiate rates for invigilation and course work may have come a little too late. Both parties met on Thursday but by that time the course work marks for Agriculture and practicals for home economics, both for Junior Secondary schools had already been affected.

Botswana Sector of Education (BOSETU) secretary general Tobokani Rari says they had communicated to their members, not to submit the course works and practicals whose deadlines were last week, pending finalisation of the rates with the ministry.

Last week Thursday’s meeting concluded that the teachers unions, Botswana teachers Unions (BTU) and BOSETU,’s bargaining structure have the powers to negotiate the rates, although according to Rari it was pointless for the ministry to engage in that exercise since the same ministry had been negotiating the rates with the unions’ bargaining structure for the last four years without questioning its legality. The teachers unions and the ministry meet again today to agree on the rates, but once again, a dragging of feet will see the third academic subject, Design & Technology, suffering. According to Rari the deadline for submission of the subject’s course work marks is this week.“

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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