Archive for April 14th, 2007

source: IOL

Competition is fierce among South Africa’s neighbours to attract business around the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Saturday Star newspaper reported.

Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Zimbabwe are all vying for a share of the World Cup pie by seeking to attract qualifying teams to train in their countries in the run-up to the tournament, the Johannesburg paper reported.

The potential tourism revenue of the World Cup has also not gone unnoticed in the region, prompting governments to step up plans for a single travel visa for the region.

Botswana’s Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister Kitso Mokaila said he [continue reading]

source: Daily News

Last week’s Daily News headlines included a front-page story about the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Howard University and our Ministry of Education, in order to assist in the establishment of the new Botswana International University of Science and Technology. Who be they and what can they possibly do for us?
For over a century Howard University has played a significant role in the development of the African Diaspora as one of America’s leading historically black universities. It was founded in 1866, shortly after the Civil War, which resulted in the end of slavery throughout the United States.
Howard’s genesis was a proposal by members of the First Congregational Society of Washington DC for the establishment of a theological seminary. But, the concept was soon expanded to provide for the establishment of a full University.
An institutional charter was thus enacted by the US Congress and approved by the then American President Andrew Johnson in March 1867. It designated Howard as “a University for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences.” By 1869 a medical school had also been established.
The University is named after General Oliver Howard, a Civil War hero who was one [continue reading]

source: BOPA
13 April, 2007

GABORONE – The Department of Curriculum Development and Evaluation (DCDE) has launched youth-friendly Vision 2016 booklets.

The simplified versions of the national vision booklets, was launched recently along side the revised primary school curriculum for lower and upper levels.

The launch which was held at Boipuso Hall had been described by many as a step in the right direction in addressing young Batswana on crucial issues, especially Vision 2016 Pillars at an early age.

Speaking at the launch, the Assistant Minister of Education Mr Peter Seile, said the nation was proud to celebrate the completion of a new primary school curriculum and witness the launching of Vision 2016 simplified booklets.

He said these programmes have come about as a result of [continue reading]