MoE-Union talks off to tripping start

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The scuffle between the teachers' unions and the Botswana Examinations Council seems to be far from over.

A joint statement by the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) and the Botswana Secondary Teachers Union (BOSETU) has accused the Education Minister, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi of misleading the public that negotiations have started at one national radio station.

"The alleged negotiations have not yet started and we are banking on the minister to broker the deal as we have indicated that we have always been ready to talk. This therefore implies that our position to disassociate ourselves with the current national final examinations still stands," the statement signed by the secretaries general of the two unions, Tidimalo Maeletso and Mogomotsi Motshegwe. 

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