Youth lobby for tighter tertiary sponsorship


Young Batswana have resolved to encourage government to tighten criteria for post-secondary education sponsorship and introduce entrepreneurship early in the school system.

Youth activists have argued that Botswana’s current wide-ranging sponsorship system has become counter-productive. They say it makes learners aspire to pass their secondary school examinations with the bare minimum just to get sponsored. They argue that the criteria should be stricter to ensure that deserving learners earn sponsorship.

The resolutions were among the targets young people adopted on Tuesday as the main national priorities for youth in the post-2015 development agenda. The agreement was struck at an event dubbed the ‘Youth Think Tank’.

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