Botswana's education system: living testimony of boiling frog syndrome?

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The 21st century, according to the Gregorian calendar began on the 1st of January 2001 and with it emerged new opportunities and challenges for developing and middle-income countries.

We are certain that the 21st century competencies, knowledge dynamics, globalisation and technological innovations are key driving forces in the current and future developments of every nation. A brief chronological perspectives of the creative and innovative advancement is best captured from the first to the forth industrial revolutions.The first industrial revolution used water and steam to mechanise production (mechanisation of industries), the second used electric energy to create mass production and development of chemical synthesis and the third experienced the emergence of electronics and information technology to automated production.

Today, a fourth industrial revolution is underway building upon the third and the digital revolution. As everything is unfolding before our eyes with an aggressive emergence of the Internet, the revolution is not aligned to the emergence of a new form of energy but entrenched on digitalisation to enable building of a new virtual world. This virtual world will ultimately connect all lines of production, define communication and facilitate the interaction and execution in real time. Thanks to emerging technology such as Cloud, Big Data Analytics and the Internet Of Things (IoT). The benefit of the Forth Industrial Revolution present endless possibilities such as improved decision-making, improved coordination and inter connected global system all in real time.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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