Botswana Education System

The Secondary education in Botswana is neither mandatory nor free. In the year 2002, the gross and net primary admission rate was 81% & 103% respectively. The gross and net enrollment ratios depends on the students’ number, officially recorded in primary school, and as a result do not essentially replicate the definite school attendance.

The latest statics for primary school attendance is unavailable for Botswana. According to the year 2001 details, 86% of the kids, who attended primary school, were likely to touch the grade 5. In the education system of Botswana, both the boys and girls, have equivalent education admission. However, because of pregnancy factor, the girls abandon secondary school.

Ever since its independence in the year 1966, Botswana has made immense treads in the development of education. During that time only there was a handful of graduates in the country and only a few children went to secondary school. Subsequent to the unearthing of diamonds, immediately after gaining independence, the government got more revenues from diamonds and this lead to the increase of educational facilities. Every student was guaranteed with ten years of fundamental education, which entitled them to obtain a junior certificate.

Roughly nearly half of the school students take in an additional 2 year secondary schooling which leads them to obtain BGCSE (Botswana General Certificate of Education) award.

Once after leaving the school, the students can either take a vocational course in nursing or teaching, or attend any of the country’s 6 technical colleges. The best student can gain admission to the Botswana College of Agriculture, University of Botswana, Botswana Accountancy College located in Gaborone.

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