Once again, Shakawe comes last

Shakawe Senior Secondary School has once again performed badly in the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Examinations (BGCSE) released on Tuesday.

According to the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC), the controversial school recorded the lowest performance at 6.99 percent.  In 2013, the inaugural batch of students who started off on the wrong footing, also sat at the bottom of the BGCSE list.  The school has had problems ranging from infrastructural defects and shortage of water.  Students also had to contend with an unfavourable learning environment due to inadequate facilities such as science laboratories and an empty library among others issues.   

At the time, more than 600 students at the school sat for the BGCSE, but only 29 did well enough to be absorbed into tertiary institutions.   A special dispensation was then made to allow the failed students to re-sit their exams at the end of the year at the insistence of the area Member of Parliament, Balalatia Arone.  The ministry announced then that 571 students were expected to be admitted to the boarding schools at Good Hope, Gantsi, Madiba, Maun and Shakawe in September to repeat their Form 4, and will re-sit their Form 5 exams in October 2015.

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