Stop Provoking Teachers, Dow Warned

MP Mmolotsi
MP Mmolotsi

FRANCISTOWN: Francistown South Member of Parliament (MP), Wynter Mmolotsi, has warned Education and Skills Development Minister, Unity Dow, against “provoking teachers, unless she is prepared to fight a war whose effects will be residual.”

Delivering  a keynote address at the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors’ Conference in Francistown last Saturday, Mmolotsi accused Minister  Dow of doing everything within her power to reverse teachers’ gains.The BTU successfully won the essential services war at the courts of law after taking the government to court over the invigilation, coursework and marking of examinations set by the Botswana Examination Council (BEC).

Mmolotsi claimed that Dow wants to amend the schedule and include teachers and others by force into educationists and other professions to be recognised as essential service providers within the public service.

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