BOTSWANA DISCUSS STRATEGY FOR QUALITY EDUCATION
Basotho have been encouraged to learn from the excellent
strategy implemented by its sister country, Botswana for
quality education and sustainable economy.
Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO Secretary General,
Mrs. 'Mapaseka Kolotsane said this at a two-day workshop
organised by the Botswana Education Hub for Stakeholders in
Education Issues in Lesotho held in Maseru on Monday.
purpose of the workshop is for the hub to network with
policy makers in different tertiary institutions and
encourage Basotho to go and study in Botswana institutions.
Kolotsane said they appreciate efforts made by Botswana
stakeholders in education as they continue to strengthen the
relationship between the two countries which share the same
history and culture.
Speaking at the same occasion the Principal Secretary for
the Ministry of Education and Development Skills in
Botswana, Mrs. Grace Muzila said the Hub is working hard to
facilitate implementation of the strategy for diversified
said the strategy entails that Botswana should look outside
borders to attract foreign students to come and study in
that country to access quality education.
''The strategy calls for engagement of both public and
private sector for quality and sustainable development,''
Director of Botswana Education Hub, Mr. Labane Mokgosi said
the workshop is a follow-up to the one which was held in
January for students in higher education institutions.
said the intention of the Hub is to implement the SADC
protocol on education which encompasses that countries
within the region must open borders for students to learn.
said 42 Basotho students have enrolled at the University of
Botswana and other tertiary institutions this academic year.
workshop which is attended by stakeholders in education from
both countries ends on Tuesday.
Source: LENA 01/08/2011