Saturday, March 2, 2024

Botswana needs more Maths literacy, not less

This week the Minister of education, Dr Douglas Letsholathebe announced that mathematics will henceforth be no longer compulsory across the education system.

They are rolling back years of a requirement that they say has held progress for many school going kids.

He said this was necessary because some people do not need mathematics in their latter working lives.

It is difficult to understand what Dr Letsholathebe is talking about.

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