School sport return ‘far-fetched dream’

No time to play: Despite calls, school sport remains suspended FILE: PIC
No time to play: Despite calls, school sport remains suspended FILE: PIC

The return of school sports will remain a far-fetched dream as long as the recommendations of the Joint Task Team On The Review Of School Sport are not implemented, a sports administrator has said.

Back in 2020, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development together with the Ministry of Basic Education established a joint team to make recommendations on the way forward regarding school sport. The task team handed the report to the government in 2020, but key recommendations outside teachers’ allowances are not in place.

The recommendations called for a policy change. The team recommended that physical activity time should be scheduled in the curriculum to be delivered across all schools in Botswana, for all children to receive a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity, three times per week.

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