Education ministry reviews sponsorship
30 December, 2009
GABORONE – The Ministry of Education and Skills Development is to embark on various reforms aimed at strengthening prudent use of the post secondary sponsorship budget beginning the 2010/2011 financial year.
Acting permanent secretary, Mr Baeti Molake, said these reforms have been necessitated by the declining government revenues resulting from the adverse economic downturn.
According to Mr Molake, the reforms will focus on expanding opportunities for all Batswana who desire to use education and training as a tool for self employment, poverty alleviation and personal growth.
He said it is anticipated that these reforms will include cost sharing, adjustments on living allowances, the financial assessment of the students and their parents, reduction of the numbers to be sponsored abroad, the selective choice of programmes and institutions of study for students as well as optimising the spaces available in the local technical and vocational colleges.
Mr Molake stated that the government had been taking care of [continue reading]