Botswana: Education Blends Different Backgrounds - Morupisi

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Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Carter Morupisi says extending a helping hand to others did not mean a person has plenty.

Officiating at the handing over of a block of two classrooms built by CCP Botswana at Mphinyane Primary School in Hubona recently, Mr Morupisi said many people who continued to extend a helping hand in education had an understanding that education could change people's lives.

Mr Morupisi said education blends the different backgrounds of pupils and gives them equal opportunities to determine their future. He emphasised the need for all stakeholders to come together for a common goal to assist the education sector.

He noted that government alone could not shoulder everything hence the need for stakeholders to come on board. He added that it was crucial that partnerships between parents, teachers, pupils and other individuals within the communities be nurtured to ensure that all people have a hand in driving excellence in schools.

He pointed out that often people focus on structural developments forgetting that such developments would become meaningless if positive outcomes were not visible.

Mr Morupisi said the good track records of good performance in schools were an indication that stakeholders did not look only at their challenges but worked hard to achieve the intended goal.

"Government takes seriously the important role played by education in driving the growth of the economy hence it came up with Education Training Strategic Plan (ETSP)," he said.

The strategy, he said, focused on developing and monitoring the capabilities of pupils from the time they started school so that their talents could be realised from the beginning.

Appreciating the gesture, the area Member of Parliament and Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Mr Fidelis Molao implored the school to receive the donation with open arms and ensure that they used it wisely so that their partnership with the donor opens other doors.

He also appreciated CCP Botswana for having considered one of the schools in his constituency.

CCP Botswana managing director, Mr Kobamelo Kgoboko said they were pleased to be associated with the school and promised to continue working with the school for its success.

Meanwhile, Mr Morupisi donated 50 blankets and 45 bags to Standard Seven pupils. BOPA

MAFHUNGO/HUBONA - Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Carter Morupisi says extending a helping hand to others did not mean a person has plenty.

Officiating at the handing over of a block of two classrooms built by CCP Botswana at Mphinyane Primary School in Hubona recently, Mr Morupisi said many people who continued to extend a helping hand in education had an understanding that education could change people's lives.

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