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Botswana: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐁𝐆𝐂𝐒𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄𝐃

Botswana: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐁𝐆𝐂𝐒𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄𝐃

AFRICA, BOTSWANA, BREAKING NEWS, EDUCATION
Botswana Examinations Council has released the 2020 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education BGCSE examination results. A total of 36 557 candidates wrote the 2020 examination showing a small increase in candidature compared to the 2019 cohort of 36 508. There were 15 296 (41.84%) male candidates and 21 260 (58.16%) females candidates.
Douglas Smith whose Invention Melted Ugandans’ Hearts is among the Maiden Beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program.

Douglas Smith whose Invention Melted Ugandans’ Hearts is among the Maiden Beneficiaries of the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program.

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, South Africa, Sports, UGANDA
In the early part of the year 2020, MTN Uganda launched a campaign called MTN for good with the intention of awakening youth to the fact that they can achieve their dreams if they pursue them. The youths were required to submit a one minute video in which they talk about their enterprise and where they would like to take it. Douglas Smith, The CEO of Sportrise Uganda will be a maiden beneficiary of the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program Douglas Smith, the youthful CEO of Sportrise polled the highest public votes beating over 100 other participants to emerge winner in the inaugural MTN For Good campaign. As a way of drawing Smith closer to the realization of his dream, MTN Uganda has enrolled Smith to the MTN Foundation Youth Empowerment Program. Smith alongside his four col...
Senior Four candidates across the country will today sit for their first UNEB papers

Senior Four candidates across the country will today sit for their first UNEB papers

AFRICA, EDUCATION, UGANDA
The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Examinations for the 2020 candidates will start today, Monday, according to the Uganda Examinations Board (UNEB).The briefing of candidates was conducted on Friday. Β  Candidates will start with Physics (practical) in the morning and Fine Art-Still Life/ Nature in the afternoon.A total of 333,889 candidates (50.1% female) are scheduled to sit their examinations from 3,935 Examination Centres.This year’s examinations will be conducted under the theme, Integrity and security in the management of examinations; the health and safety of learners is a joint responsibility.Some 148,135 of the candidates are funded under the Universal Secondary Education (USE) Programme, while 185,754 candidates are non-USE.A total of 47 candidates will write their examina...
Botswana Government- The public is encouraged to farmiliarise themselves with the attached information on how to access BGCSE Results.

Botswana Government- The public is encouraged to farmiliarise themselves with the attached information on how to access BGCSE Results.

AFRICA, BOTSWANA, BREAKING NEWS, EDUCATION
Kindly note that BGCSE Results are ππŽπ“ πŽπ”π“ 𝐲𝐞𝐭. The circulation of this advert on different media platforms is meant to aid candidates with the know how, on accessing their results once an official announcement that Results have been released has been made.
Divisions emerge within the Teachers Union of Malawi-TUM as some leaders have called off the strike.

Divisions emerge within the Teachers Union of Malawi-TUM as some leaders have called off the strike.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EDUCATION
In a statement issued last night, TUM Vice President Rehema Harid and Treasurer Ernest Chirwa appeal to the teachers to resume work. The 2, and other TUM members argue that the government has managed to address 2 of their demands. Teachers in public schools are staging a strike, demanding provision of risk allowances & Personal Protective Equipment-PPE’s in view of the Covid 19 pandemic. The government has managed to recruit the teachers and provide PPE’s and referred the risk allowances issue to the Presidential Taskforce on Covid 19. In response, TUM President Willie Malimba describes the current stance taken by his colleagues as fishy.
The Teachers Union of Malawi maintains that teachers will continue striking unless the Presidential Covid-19 Taskforce resolves their grievance of providing risk allowances.

The Teachers Union of Malawi maintains that teachers will continue striking unless the Presidential Covid-19 Taskforce resolves their grievance of providing risk allowances.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, EDUCATION
TUM President, Willy Malimba & the union's representatives told the press in Lilongwe. The TUM leadership has confirmed that they had a meeting with President Lazarus Chakwera on Tuesday, where it was directed that the taskforce will deliberate on the matter. The union has since disclosed that it is still waiting for feedback from the taskforce.
Malawi: Minister of education, Agnes Nyalonje, describes demands for risk allowances from teachers as pointless

Malawi: Minister of education, Agnes Nyalonje, describes demands for risk allowances from teachers as pointless

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, EDUCATION
She has said this in Parliament as an update her ministry got from the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19. The taskforce was yesterday directed by President Lazarus Chakwera to deliberate on the matter and report its position to the Teachers Union of Malawi through the Ministry of Education. Nyalonje has since indicated that the matter could not have been handled alone by her ministry as it falls outside its mandate, hence leaving it to the Taskforce to decide. She has committed that her ministry will continue to decongest classes and recruit more teachers.
Botswana Government – π‚π„π‹π„ππ‘π€π“πˆππ† π–πŽπŒπ„π: πŒπ€π‘π€ππ† 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐋 πŒπ€π“π’π”πŽπŠπ–π€ππ„

Botswana Government – π‚π„π‹π„ππ‘π€π“πˆππ† π–πŽπŒπ„π: πŒπ€π‘π€ππ† 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐋 πŒπ€π“π’π”πŽπŠπ–π€ππ„

AFRICA, BOTSWANA, EDUCATION
Marang Pearl Matsuokwane is a Master of Science –Statistics student at Botswana International University of Science and Technology in Palapye. She is a recipient of the Best Student in the Department of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences award (sponsored by BIFM), class of 2020. Matsuokwane was the only female recipient of the best student award among ten male colleagues at the Class of 2020 Top Achievers Awards Ceremony. The Gabane native, looks to mentor young girls, not only those interested in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics but all those with ambition. This year she joined a mentorship program called Girls for Girls (G4G), which she hopes will be a stepping stone for her to spread her wings. She indicates that she has always been inspired by women doin...
Operators of daycare centres petition Parliament

Operators of daycare centres petition Parliament

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, EDUCATION, HEALTH, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kampala Uganda- Operators of daycare centres and nursery schools have petitioned Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over the indefinite closure of the facilities saying government is unfair to both the operators and parents.The group under their umbrella body, Early Childhood Development Association of Uganda state that the reasons put forward by the Ministry of Education and Sports are not convincing and do not rhyme with statistical evidence on Covid-19 transmission among children provided by the World Health Organization.Manuela Mulondo who led the petitioners said that according to studies done, children and schools are not the drivers of the corona virus pandemic.β€œThe World Health Organization technical report on Covid transmission in schools released in October 2020 concluded that, in countries...
Botswana Government -𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 π…πŽπ‘πŒ π…πŽπ”π‘ ππ‹π€π‚π„πŒπ„ππ“ & 𝐑𝐄-πŽππ„ππˆππ† πŽπ… 𝐏𝐑𝐄-ππ‘πˆπŒπ€π‘π˜ 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐈𝐍 ππ”ππ‹πˆπ‚ π’π‚π‡πŽπŽπ‹π’

Botswana Government -𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 π…πŽπ‘πŒ π…πŽπ”π‘ ππ‹π€π‚π„πŒπ„ππ“ & 𝐑𝐄-πŽππ„ππˆππ† πŽπ… 𝐏𝐑𝐄-ππ‘πˆπŒπ€π‘π˜ 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐈𝐍 ππ”ππ‹πˆπ‚ π’π‚π‡πŽπŽπ‹π’

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL
UNHCR East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes: Human and child rights advocates benefit from online course on ending child statelessness

UNHCR East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes: Human and child rights advocates benefit from online course on ending child statelessness

AFRICA, EDUCATION, ETHIOPIA, INTERNATIONAL, Somalia, UN, UNHCR
UNHCR teams up with the African Committee on Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to help eradicate childhood statelessness through an online course. Yvonne Kagaju, a Protection and Monitoring Officer for Rwanda’s National Commission for Human Rights attends the online course on β€˜Eradication of statelessness among children in East and Horn of Africa’. Yvonne Kagaju, a Protection and Monitoring Officer for Rwanda’s National Commission for Human Rights attends the online course on β€˜Eradication of statelessness among children in East and Horn of Africa’.   Β© Photo courtesy of Yvonne Kagaju. Initially, Yvonne Kagaju, was looking forward to travelling from Rwanda, to join a vibrant group of participants from eleven countries for a statelessness training worksho...