Gaborone Mayor lambasts the current tertiary education sector
Gaborone Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe says the country’s Tertiary Education sector is in shambles and tatters.
Speaking at the ongoing Gaborone City Full Council Meeting yesterday Thutlwe said the students at various institutions are being taught unaccredited courses.
He challenged Botswana Qualifications Authority and the Central Government to stand up and stop killing the future generation of this country through bogus and unaccredited courses.
Still at the council meeting Thutlwe said a total of 602 pupils enrolled for reception class in 14 schools this year, an increase from 11 schools last year.
Tertiary Education Minister calls for reconciliation between students and education providers
Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology Dr. Alfred Madigele says due to the latest unfortunate events where there has been conflict between educational providers and students there is need to find solutions to the problems bedevilling the affected.
Speaking at the official opening of the Botswana Human Resource Development Skills Fair and career clinics yesterday Madigele said this entails openly engaging in national conversations and in the true spirit of “BOTHO”, amicably resolve their differences.
He said however the two parties hold opposing views and contradictions, violence should be relegated to the realms of the past.
He mentioned that for this; the nation needs to condemn in the strongest possible terms, violent behaviour perpetrated and executed by whosoever.
Students at the GIPS Francistown campus live with uncertainty regarding accreditation of courses
Most students at the GIPS Francistown campus are said to have lived with uncertainty regarding accreditation of their courses for over two years.
The campus closed indefinitely yesterday when students rioted and burnt tyres in protest of unaccredited courses.
Speaking to DUMA FM NEWS one of the students said he is yet to receive official transcripts on examinations written in the past.
Meanwhile another student said they have been advised to elect an interim student representative council which would meet GIPS management to map a way forward on the matter
An attempt to obtain a comment from the College centre manager was denied as he referred our Francistown reporter to Head office in Gaborone.
Another Gerald Estates prison escapee recaptured
Following a tip off on Sunday, Tati Town Police have recaptured 31 year old Willy Musa in Borolong Village after he and 17 others escaped from Gerald Estate Prison early this year.
Musa who hails from Natale is a murder suspect.
Prison Services Spokesperson Wamorena Ramolefhi refused to comment on the latest recapture.
Police are still on the hunt of eight escapees while extradition of the two who were arrested in Zimbabwe is yet to be processed.
Resignation of Pilots cuts down costs of Air Botswana operations
The Minister of Transport and Communications Kitso Mokaila has welcomed the resignations of some Air Botswana pilots.
When addressing members of the media yesterday Mokaila said he is relieved that some pilots have left Air Botswana for greener pastures as this move has cut down costs of operations in the organisation.