No payment, no certificate - school heads

Minister of Education and Skills Development, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi
Minister of Education and Skills Development, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi

Schools continue to withhold students' certificates in lieu of payment for lost textbooks despite the Ministry of Education and Skills Development's (MoESD) resolution that the practice should be stopped.

This has resulted in some youth in Jamataka village forming a group that aims at empowering people; chief among their mandate is to settle students' debts resulting from lost textbooks, other stationery and development fees.

In a previous interview with Mmegi, the group chairperson lamented that it hurts to see someone who scored more than 36 points in their Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Examinations (BGSCE) eking out a living through the Ipelegeng programme.

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