Continuous Assessment Will Do Us Good

Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) reflects on the need to develop new and alternative pathways in the education system especially at secondary school level. This appreciation is premised on the grounds that all learners are very capable of tremendous achievements through their talents and abilities.

 It is based on the fact that no child is born with inability status or condition. Therefore, it is just a matter of nurturing and developing one’s abilities for them to play a meaningful role in the society. Since Multiple Pathway implementation is nigh, I want to submit my view on the type of assessment that I believe will serve us well in that regard.

Continuous Assessment (CA) is a form of educational examination that evaluates a student’s progress throughout a prescribed course (Wikipedia, October 2018). It is often used as an alternative to the final examination system. For most subjects, the current assessment approach in Botswana basic education is such that only the final examination has some bearing on the overall grading of a student.

Editor's Comment
Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up