Botswana: Masisi Adopts Chadibe

Chadibe — The President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has adopted Chadibe Primary School in Sefhare/Ramokgonami constituency.

Dr Masisi who was officiating at Chadibe Primary School 50th Anniversary on September 20 also donated P30 000 cheque for the school to purchase more books and computers.

He said education was at the top of his agenda hence he would like to see Chadibe Primary School excelling particularly in science and mathematics.

Further, he said countries with sound economies had invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) hence the government's aspirations to transform the economy from a resource based to a knowledge based economy.

Therefore, President Masisi said his government would continue supporting investment in STEM and in turn encouraged the nation to patent their researches and products.

Dr Masisi expressed his wish to see Chadibe primary school at the fore front in the STEM field and promised to include learners from Borotsi primary school in the initiative.

He informed the residents that First Lady Neo Masisi had adopted a school in Ncojane.

Dr Masisi further informed the residents that the country's vision 2036 could only be achievable if the country produced competent learners who would use their knowledge to grow the economy.

He commended the school for improvement in the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) in the past three years and encouraged them to continue putting in more effort to meet or exceed the set target.

The school attained 48.6 per cent pass rate in 2016, 63.4 per cent and 74 per cent in 2017 and 2018 respectively in the PSLE.

He called on parents to join hands with teachers to come up with initiatives to improve their children's academic performance and encouraged them to always go an extra mile.

In addition he encouraged parents to take good care of their children and ensure that they go to school clean and well fed.

For her part Minister of Transport and Communications Ms Dorcas Makgato thanked President Masisi for adopting the school and placing education at the top of his priorities.

She also thanked him for ensuring that the long proposed Chadibe Brigade project was implemented to up-skill children in the Tswapong community.

She said the P30 000 donated by Dr Masisi would go a long way to address the school's challenges hence motivate teachers and learners to do better.

Ms Makgato also thanked the founders of Chadibe primary school Mr Masima and Mr Makgato for establishing the school.

She said prior to the establishment of the school, children from Chadibe attended school at Sefhare, walking six km to and from the school.

This, she said, led to many pupils quitting school to seek employment from the nearby farms, adding that establishing a school in Chadibe helped address the challenge.

She also took the opportunity to inform Dr Masisi about challenges facing the village which included shortage of water and high learner population at Chadibe primary school.

Minister Makgatho informed the president that the village needed a kgosi to succeed the late Kgosi Rabojang who passed on last year.

Kgosi Galeakanye Modise of Sefhare also informed the President that it was challenging for him to service two villages at the same time hence the need to install a kgosi to serve Chadibe community.

Source : BOPA

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