Use of student records for student support, counselling vital

Last year, two major academic events took place in Botswana that marked a major milestone in the initiation of use of data. These events include International Data Week Conference held at Gaborone International Convention Centre, Gaborone from November 5-8, 2018.

The second event was the Southern Africa mathematical Sciences Association Conference held at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST),  in Palapye from November 19-22, 2018.

Papers presented at this conference included modelling of natural events and phenomena as well as use of Big Data. Use of Big Data is the catch phrase these days in academic circles. The rationale is that use of Big Data, its analysis and interpretation can inform better decision-making and chart forward policy making.

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Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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