Bosetu emboldened by 2009 ruling in new war with BEC

BOSETU members
BOSETU members

As deadlock characterises the nature of negotiations for exam markers between Botswana Examinations Council, BEC, and BOSETU, the latter is emboldened by a 2009 Court ruling in a similar case against the then Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MESD).

The 2009 judgement by Justice Nthomiwa confirmed that all work that is related to external examination fall within the ambit of BEC, and consequently such work is not part of the duties of teachers.

Following the 2009 judgement, the then Ministry of Education and skills Development (MESD), in 2012, agreed with the Teacher Trade Unions to remunerate teachers for the BEC mandate that takes place within school campuses, and further undertook to annually negotiate with Teacher Trade Unions on those matters as Coursework and Moderation rates, and their conditions.

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Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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