Botswana: Residents Want Schools Inspection Strengthened

| June 28, 2016

Residents of Nshakashogwe in Shashe West constituency have asked their Member of Parliament to strengthen inspection at schools so that loopholes in the system could closed.

Updating their MP, Mr Fidelis Molao, on Friday, Village Development Committee (VDC) chairperson, Mr Blackie Ndwapi said schools in their village had not been performing well with results not pleasing from primary to secondary schools.

And that, he said had them questioning the work done by school inspectors, adding that although parents had the responsibility on the education system, it was not easy to go beyond and question the capabilities of school heads and their subordinates.

Thus, he added it will be better if upon inspection at least they be update somehow so that they can be in better position to understand what is happening at the schools rather than just a national concern at the time final examination results are announced.

In addition, Mr Ndwapi requested that the ministry should consider making an allocation for their primary school to have reception class so that those who cannot afford to take their children to crAche can make use of the reception class offered at government schools.

In his response, Mr Molao, who is also education assistant minister, said the ministry had decided to relief education officers doing inspection of schools the administrative work they had been doing so that they could only focus on inspection.

He further noted that they were addressing poor results in schools, adding that it was for that reason that they were calling upon all stakeholders to play a meaningful role to revive the standards of education in the country.

Source: Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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