Botswana demand equity in children’s schooling opportunities

By Staff Reporter
The Botswana Federation of Free Trade Unions says the people of that country want to live in a society in which every child has the same opportunities and skills when they get out of the schooling system.
In a message of solidarity to the 2018 Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Union (BOSETU) 2018 Policy Conference being held in Francistown, BOPEU regional chairperson Tambona Jopi, said the conference should “seek innovative ways of improving the current conditions of our children’s education.
Read Jopi’s message below:
MESSAGES OF SUPPORT TO THE 2018 BOSETU POLICY CONFERENCE
02-08-2018
1. The Francistown Region of Botswana Federation of Trade Unions(BFTU) wishes Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Union (BOSETU) a successful Annual Policy Conference.
2. The 2018 BOSETU POLICY CONFERENCE is held at Majestic Five Hotel under the THEME: Research Based Policy Formulation; A Precursor To A Knowledge Based Economy.
3. BOSETU has proven its dedication to the cause of education over the years, and we are confident that the objectives of this Policy Conference will be realised.
4. As teachers, and indeed champions of the education system in this country, we are certain the conference will seek innovative ways of improving the current condition of our children’s education. We want to live in a Botswana, in which every child has the same opportunities and skills when they get out of the schooling system.
5. We, therefore, would like to take this opportunity to applaud and appreciate the role of BOSETU in particular, for sustaining the education transformation agenda and our educators in general, who are making a significant difference in raising the standards of education in our country.
“Nothing can replace a teacher”
6. Francistown Region-BFTU hopes the Conference will be focused, free of tensions with high levels of respect and discipline.
7. The debates should be robust, in-depth and fruitful engagement and enduring unity guided by discipline and persuasive attitudes among the delegates.
8. We have no doubt that the depth of resolutions adopted, will clearly demonstrate the maturity of both membership and leadership.
9. We wish to reiterate and affirm our support towards the waged struggles in favour of every worker in Botswana, where working conditions are deliberately made poor in order to compromise even the ability of such a worker to deliver quality outcomes as desired.
Longlive BOSETU!
Viva BOSETU!
ISSUED BY:
Francistown Region
Botswana Federation of Trade Unions