oa Mosenodi - The plight of the junior certificate leavers in Botswana: an appraisal of the Recommendations made by the National Commissions on Education-1977 and 1993-and other relevant reports KB)
|Article Title||The plight of the junior certificate leavers in Botswana: an appraisal of the Recommendations made by the National Commissions on Education-1977 and 1993-and other relevant reports KB)|
|Publication Date||Jan 1995|
|Pages||33 - 54|
|Keyword(s)||Education, National Commissions on Education, Secondary education, Training and Training organisations|
The rapid expansion of junior secondary education has had several negative consequences. One of them has become a major problem today that of the future of the junior secondary leavers who cannot get access to senior secondary school. Several education reports, including the latest National Commission on Education, have examined possibilities for the junior secondary leave"" including expansion of the senior secondary programme and some form of vocational training. The preparation of children/or the 'world of work', by makingchanges to the curriculum, would also appear to be a step in the right direction. However, such efforts will be fruitless unless the 'world of work' is prepared to absorb the junior certificate leavers. In other words, the plight of the junior certificate Leaver is not something which the education system alone can solve-job creation is an essential strategy in the search for a solution.
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