Madigele says UNESCO project, an ‘embarrassment’

Madigele
Madigele

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Dr Alfred Madigele has labelled as an embarrassment a crisis-ridden tripartite initiative between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Republic of Korea and Botswana meant to enhance the quality of vocational training in the country.

The programme called ‘Better Education for Africa’s Rise’ (BEAR) was launched in 2014 to focus on developing curriculum culinary arts, travel management and hospitality management and rolled out in institutions such as the Gaborone Technical College (GTC).

“This is one of the embarrassing projects. At times examinations have not been taken, results not released or if they come they are very late. I don’t even know what to tell students anymore,” Madigele said.

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