Science and Technology
MIST Adopts A School
MIST has pledged to adopt Ramotswa Center for deaf school as a key foundation to show commitment to improve education in the country.This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure. Science and Technology, Nonofo Molefhi during a recent community service in Ramotswa.He even promised those who graced the event that the Ministry will make sure that they visit the school every six months to provide infrastructural and technological service as those are the key areas that the ministry prides itself with.Molefhi said his Ministry will do its best to support the school; he however pointed out that the ministry is not saying it will solve all their problems.
The Minister also told the gathering that a sponsored walk will be organised as a way of raising funds for the school. He also lobbied that the anticipated sponsored walk would be walking from Lobatse to Gaborone.During community service, the Ministry fixed the area parking roof, painted the common room at the boy’s hostels and also glued classrooms carpets which have detached from the floor.The school admits children with hearing impairment from around the country. Ramotswa Center for Deaf School accommodates 87 pupils and 16 for preschool.Commenting on the Ministry’s decision of adopting the school, the school head Ms Baleti Tlhalerwa appreciated the Ministry’s noble gesture of adopting the school as the school hasn’t been adopted yet.She said this effort will go a long way in creating a conducive environment for the learners as well as the school management. She however, disclosed that the school is underperforming nationally due to the current Botswana education system (curriculum) which does not accommodate.She also said challenges they face include children with multiple disability, making it difficult to master sign language.She also expressed disappointment as parents are not involved in their children’s welfrare.