Shortage of classrooms is artificial – Tshireletso

Students in a classroom
Students in a classroom

The capital’s six overly subscribed primary schools are currently operating beyond the recommended 880 school size as informed by the Revised National Policy on Education (RNPE) - the country’s blueprint for school management and education administration.

Assistant minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, told Parliament that over subscription of these facilities presented an artificial scarcity manifesting from parents’ preference of some facilities over the others.

This comes after Gaborone City Council (GCC) raised concerns over underutilisation of ‘township’ primary schools in preference of city ones.  The result is a growing experience in which learners are taught under trees, limited learning resources as well as inadequate pupil-teacher contact time.

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