MoBE, The Bedrock For Knowledge Based Economy

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I am highly tempted to submit this appreciation regarding our dream for moving Botswana from a middle-income to a high-income economy. As a matter of fact, it has been observed throughout history that changes in the shape and process of education have often followed fundamental changes in the structure of economies.

Most countries that are known to be having quality and equitable access to education such as the United States of America, Germany, Singapore, Israel and Rwanda, are all thriving economically. During the beginning of the fifth session of the 11th Parliament of Botswana, His Excellency the President reiterated the emphasis on the need for increasing multiple skills acquisition by Batswana in quest for meeting various economic demands of our country through vocational training.

The underlying message of SONA 2018 was ‘transforming Botswana from a resource based economy to a more diversified knowledge based economy’. As we aspire to move to a high-income nation, this transformation remains a critically important purpose for Botswana.

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