MoESD ventures to eliminate school dropouts

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CHADIBE: The Minister of Education and Skills Development Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has promised residents here that they will be working hard to eliminate dropouts in the Junior Certificate (JC) category for the next two years.

Venson-Moitoi said this when addressing a Kgotla meeting at Chadibe village on Friday.  The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonota North Fidelis Molao and Tonota Sub-District Council Senior Secretary Terrence Ntalabgwe, accompanied Venson- Moitoi as she visited schools in the sub district. Their visit included one to Borolong Primary School where classroom shortages have resulted in students being taught in the open.  Other schools visited were Tlhalogang Primary and Junior Secondary Schools and John Nswazwi Junior Secondary School in Marapong.

At the meeting, Venson-Moitoi said her ministry is concerned about children roaming the streets after failing their Form Three exams while they had other talents that they can pursue."We want all children to further their studies when they finish their JC. Those who have passed will proceed to do their Form Four and those who have failed will be sent to brigades and vocational training schools to do courses in whatever discipline they have aptitude towards" said Venson-Moitoi. She disclosed that it was still an idea that was yet to go through Parliament in June this year and if supported, there will be no dropouts at JC in two years to come.

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