Team Teaching Considered For Swollen Classes


The Minister of Basic Education Bagalatia Arone says there is consideration to introduce team teaching at schools to reduce the student-teacher ration as well as absorb unemployed graduate and temporary teachers.

Teacher trade unions have repeatedly preached against the student–teacher ratio that has been increasing gradually over the past years, blaming the deteriorating examination results in the country on it. The unions have always said the increasing student–teacher ratio and/or class size has some future negative effects on the general quality of education.  

However, this week Arone told Parliament that his ministry was currently exploring the possibility of reducing the student-teacher ration through team teach which would allow more than one teacher in a class at a time.On the other hand, he said this would also help the ministry absorb more unemployed graduate and temporary teachers.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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