Botswana: Selebo Sub Region Awards Teachers, Students

| June 23, 2016

Selebi Phikwe Bobirwa (SELEBO) sub region recently awarded teachers and students who excelled in the 2015 final examinations to appreciate their efforts and motivate them.

Speaking during the award ceremony, director of education central region Mr Sonny Mooketsi said as a district they were proud of the results the region produced. The SELEBO sub-region met the regional target of achieving a 76 per cent pass rate.

He said the results were an illustration that teachers and students had a strong commitment to education adding that primary schools in the region also did well in the Primary School Leaving Examinations.

Mr Mooketsi noted that stakeholder involvement in education also contributed to the achievement of the positive results.

He said even though the Ministry of Education and Skills Development was facing challenges of shortage of resources, teachers did well using the available resources to produce good results.

When giving the background of SELEBO sub-region, chief education officer, Ms Lillian Matshameko said, the sub-region was made up of 42 primary schools, 17 secondary schools, three senior schools, one technical college and one brigade.

She said all the 62 schools worked together to tackle challenges they were facing to do well in the 2015 final examinations.

Ms Metshameko said Makhubu Junior Secondary School obtained third position nationally in junior secondary school examinations while Meepong and Phatsimo schools achieved position five and 11 respectively.

She thanked teachers for the endless effort they put in mentoring students and noted that the region intended to organise a gathering where students, teachers and stakeholders will share ideas on how to improve the quality of education.

Chairperson of Muslim Association Selebi Phikwe Mr Najumudeen Safiullah encouraged students to work hard and show passion towards their education for a better future.

He urged them to aspire to become leaders and never give up in the midst of challenges. He said education led to personal freedom and better decision making.

The association sponsored the whole event to the tune of P90 000. The best overall students were awarded cash amounting to P500, a certificate, tablet and a trophy while subject's best students were awarded P250 cash and a trophy. Teachers who produced quality results were awarded certificates, trophies and airtime vouchers while best schools received certificates and trophies.

Source: Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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