Schools in Remote Areas Unattractive – Namane

| June 15, 2015

Chief education officer for Boteti Mr Othusitse Namane has said teachers were not willing to work in Boteti Sub-district for a longer period and this led to vacant posts in schools.

Briefing the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Mr Slumber Tsogwane recently, he said teachers assumed posts on promotion and scouted for posts in schools located in their preferred areas.

He indicated that those who were able to work for some time were those engaged on temporary basis. He said there were vacant posts for school heads at Motopi and Rakops junior secondary schools and also in Khumaga Primary School.

He however told the minister that interviews were ongoing for head teachers. He observed that the department of education in Boteti was experiencing challenges of shortage of office space, in particular storage space for materials such as books and stationary.

Distribution of books in schools he said had been completed and managed to allocate 60 per cent of text books in each school.

Mr Namane said the department also had challenges of transport as Boteti Sub-district had only one bus to transport students throughout the district during sports activities.

In response Mr Tsogwane said development in some areas such as Xere should be prioritised as they were classified under the Remote Area Programme.

He urged Boteti Sub- district heads of departments to come up with measures in which they could address human resource issues in the district.

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Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: General

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