TVET, a solution to youth unemployment

I often wonder what my mother would have said or reacted if I had told her that I wanted to go and study dressmaking or go for a textile related course after passing my then Cambridge examinations.

It is highly probable that my mother would have rejected that idea. There was no career guidance those days and therefore I ended up doing what the Ministry of Education officers chose for me considering my examination results. 

My mother did not have a secondary school education but had passed Standard 6 examinations very well.  She was “married off” just before she could go to Moeng College where she was admitted for secondary education.  Her mother who was a tailor then, had even made a Moeng College uniform for her. 

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

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