Thursday, May 23, 2024

Botswana has one of the ‘largest proportions of overeducated workers’ in Africa

An African Development Bank (AfDB) report has made another revelation that reinforces the ironic contradiction in Botswana’s education sector.

Successive editions of the Global Innovation Index report show that while Botswana ranks first in Sub-Saharan African in terms of public spending on education, it produces fewer innovation outputs relative to such spending. The country also produces fewer innovation outputs relative to its level of innovation investments. Likewise, UNICEF has stated that despite high levels of funding, Botswana’s education sector faces several challenges – like inadequate transition from junior to senior secondary education, mismatch between education outcomes and labour force needs and poor education performance and results by international standards.

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