Tension as teachers threaten to boycott marking

Students in an exam
Students in an exam

It never rains but pours for Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) examiners appointed for marking it, as the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) took a decision to bundle their subsistence allowances into their payments.

This follows after teachers were asked to take care of their accommodation, meals and transport fares, as the council would only pay for such at the end of the marking exercise, under the new dispensation.  

Consequently, marking did not proceed as planned.  By yesterday, work was at a standstill as examiners who have descended upon Rainbow School, the marking venue, contested this decision.

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