Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Ministry fires teacher over missing exam papers

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development has fired a Development Studies teacher Keamogetse Kaweni based at Naledi Secondary school in Gaborone following the mysterious disappearance of four examination scripts in May 2013.

Speaking to The Telegraph, the expelled teacher, Kaweni aged 41 said it is almost a year since the Ministry of Education fired her from the teaching fraternity following the mysterious disappearance of exam scripts that led to her expulsion.    

She explained that it was just towards the end of first term when students were writing their end of term examination.

She said she counted the exam scripts and she discovered that there were about 60 scripts instead of 40.
Kaweni stated that when she arrived at school she called four students whose scripts were missing and asked them whether they had written their exam or not.

“I wondered where those scripts might have gone because I searched all over the place through the assistant of the students but nothing was forthcoming,” she said.

She stated that after failing to find the alleged missing scripts, she reported the matter to her immediate supervisor who gave her a cold shoulder.

She further stated that after sometime she was then called for a disciplinary hearing that was led by Kgari Sechele headmaster.

Kaweni claims that during the hearing her immediate supervisor produced those missing papers.

“I strongly believe that I was set up by my colleague or colleagues for whatever reason that I do not know,” she said.

She denied that she had entered false marks in the computer for the four students whose exam papers went missing.

“I have been a hard working teacher and my students passed my subject with flying colours therefore I humbly request to be reinstated,” she appealed.

Botswana Teachers Union (B TU) says it has appealed the verdict.

The secretary general of BTU Ibo Kenosi said he was aware of the matter.


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