Moeng commemorates 70 years

Moeng College
Moeng College

FRANCISTOWN: Moeng College, one of the country’s oldest schools will on September 6 this year commemorate its 70th anniversary.

Situated in the valley of Moeng, and surrounded by the Tswapong hills, the school that opened its doors to students in 1949 has for many years been known for its serenity away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities.

Historian and Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) turn around strategy coordinator, Tshwarelo Hosia, an alumnus of Moeng College says the choice of the school’s location had to do with seeking an environment free from external influence, conducive for teaching and learning. The area, with its perennial valley, Hosia reminisces “was good for supporting a diverse and rich curriculum catering for academic pursuits and farming activities”. He posits that the school was designed to be a self-supporting institution where students would learn theory in the classroom while being exposed to the world of production outside the classroom.

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