The school head at the troubled Shakawe Secondary where six teachers were recently suspended for suspected illicit love affairs with students has quit his job.
Rantshadi vacated his top post this week after his school became bottom of the log in Botswana General Certificate of Education Examination Results with a pathetic 7.4 pass rate.
Speaking to The Voice in an interview Rantshadi explained that he has not resigned but retired with immediate effect because of health complications.
“I have decided to retire because my health has deteriorated, I need a bit of rest,” said the 50 year-old Rantshadi who went on to caution those who might be tempted to link his retirement and deteriorating health with troubles that have bedevilled the school of late not to do so.
Rantshadi’s retirement was followed by the transfer of his Deputy to Tsodilo Junior School in Maun.
Meanwhile investigations into the teacher student love relationships that led to the suspension of six teachers pending investigations by the Ministry of Educations and Skills Development are still continuing.
Regional Chairperson for Botswana Secondary Teachers Union Kabelo Mahupe however said that his office cannot comment until they are furnished with information regarding the controversial matter.
“We have just heard rumours to that effect and we are still to ascertain if indeed it happened.
Since the concerned individuals are our members we will have to find out what really happened,” he said.
Meanwhile MP for the area, Bagalatia Arone made headline news this week expressing ‘anger, ‘dismay’ but lack of surprise at the results given the many problems that plagued the relatively new school from the beginning.
The concerned Mp cited lack of access to school labs at Maun secondary school where students were accommodated and taught while classrooms construction went on in Shakawe and a fire that disrupted classes in the third term among other problems.
Efforts to get a comment from the Ministry’s Regional Director were futile as his mobile was off. Reports from those close to the Director are that he was busy attending a series of meetings in Shakawe.