No overseas study for top achievers

The dreams of Batswana top achievers, who had wanted to study their A levels outside, may be shattered.

The Monitor has established that there are some students who would not be sponsored by the Ministry under Top Achievers Scholarship programme even if they do qualify because the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) does not have funds.  The programme was launched in 2009 and its aim was to promote both hard work and enhance competition among young learners in schools.

This has forced some parents to write to President Ian Khama expressing their displeasure with the late communication by the MoESD.  In a letter dated May 22, 2015, the concerned parents said that they received a response from the MoESD dated May 19, 2015, indicating that there was a review of the Top Achievers programme for the placement and sponsorship.

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