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Delivering on its mission of ‘creating equal opportunities for peoples of the world’, the British Council has brought to Botswana 19 UK Universities, Colleges and examination bodies to give Batswana the opportunity to make informed choices about education opportunities in the UK.

In their commitment to supporting Botswana’s Vision 2016 Pillars of an “Educated and Informed Nation and a Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation, the Council will hold a two day workshop at Gaborone Sun Conference Centre.

REMEMBERING THE ENVIRONMENT

The Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism through the Department of Environmental Affairs will on the 3rd of March commemorate Africa Environment Day (AED) at Phakalane Golf Estate under the theme “Environment for Sustainability is everyone’s call”.

The day is expected to be used as a platform to promote sustainability using the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) framework as an entry point.

It is also an opportunity to make the local track of the GDSA to involve the whole country, through awareness and sharing of practices and experiences.

MOE AUGMENTS STUDENTS ALLOWANCES

Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) augments stipend for students studying abroad under other scholarships obtained through government, including those in China.

Students were given additional funds on top of the sponsorship allowances given by the Chinese government, Parliament was told.

The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Patrick Masimolole said this was the same for students in other countries such as Cuba, Russia and India and that the stipend was augmented as and when necessary.

He said the students in question already get allowances from their scholarships and that the ministry’s top up is meant to cover any shortfalls that might arise.


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