Schools hard-hit by textbook supply shortages

Many learners will have to make do without textbooks
Many learners will have to make do without textbooks

Public schools across the country are grappling with a severe shortage of prescribed textbooks.

Insiders say the problem dates as far back as 2010 when the Junior Certificate Examination (JCE) syllabus was revised.

A teacher from central Botswana who spoke on condition of anonymity said the Class of 2012 was badly affected by the situation since they were the first group to sit for examinations under the revised curriculum. The teacher further said schools in their area had resorted to issuing textbooks during lessons and re-collecting them after, as opposed to giving each learner a copy to keep. 

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