Minister promises textbook delivery by April

Textbooks will be delivered to schools before April, the Minister of Education and Skills Development (MoESD), Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, said at a meeting with permanent secretaries, directors and head teachers of junior secondary schools in Gaborone on Tuesday this week.

The minister had called the meeting to address a number of issues, especially the dismal results of 2012 Junior Certificate Examinations.

Public junior secondary schools nationwide have had no prescribed textbooks since 2011, a situation MoESD has blamed on a protracted court battle between the ministry and two publishing companies, Pentagon and Medi Publishers.

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