BOTUSAFE Chairman, Mr Tlotlang Bakoko was invited as a Guest Speaker at Thobega JSS, Mankgodi on the 04th october 2013.The prize giving was held under the theme Acquired Knowldge and skills inspiration toward globally educated citizens.
In his welcoming remarks the Headmaster mentioned that the school is faced by challenges such as lack of water, lack of residential accomodation, unbecoming behavior by students which leads to school drop outs. He lamented that lack of funds in the developmet of the school contributes to the school not achieving the objectives of perfoming good academically.He also said that the school was in 2012 awarded for value addition in the region and 7 teachers sccoped awards .
The Chairman of BOTUSAFE in his speech thanked parents for their support in their children's education. He reminded students that the Government considers education as the universal basic need. He touched that life has become more complicated and complex so there is need for learners to be knowleageale on citizenship and global issues.
He lamented that financial meltdown is being felt by the whole world including Botswana.He advised students to take their learning seriously through wider reading and keeping up with advances in technology and communication ie use of the internet will improve vocabulary and improve studying. He encouraged those who did not scoop the prizes not to give up and improve their grades.
The Board Chairman awarded P5000.00 to the best overall three students in all forms. The day was graced by a local drama group and other entertainment by students.
BOTUSAFE is a joint venture company between the three labour Unions, being Botswana Teachers Union (BTU), Botswana Secondary School Teachers Union (BOSETU), Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) and Cutting Edge Technologies Pty Ltd (CET) a citizen owned IT Company. This company is formed to administer the central register for non statutory deductions from the government's payroll, to protect union's members and other governmental employees from over committing their salaries, to promote government's minimum take home, to provide financial skill to union members and other governmental employees and to provide information technology products and services.
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