Historical Perspective of Traditional Technical Subjects in Botswana

Richie Moalosi
1999, Vol. 4, No. 2,

Abstract


The Botswana education system is based on a three-tier: primary, post primary and higher academic education. Because of this linear type of education system, Botswana lags behind in the technical field. She has to rely on expatriates for technical manpower. Ultimately, the government realised that it was necessary to introduce technical subjects into the secondary school curriculum to provide a foundation for the much needed technical manpower. These technical subjects include woodwork, metalwork, technical drawing and most recently design and technology, which embraces most of the subjects in the school curriculum.

Because design and technology embraces all of the subjects mentioned above, they are slowly being phased out. Design and technology is slowly gaining recognition because of its importance to the n<font face="Time


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