The Role of Adult Education in Women's Empowerment

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National Report on the Development and State of the Art of Adult Learning and Education in Botswana

Ministry of Education and Skills Development

2008

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FOREWORD

Honourable Jacob D. Nkate Minister of Education and Skills Development The Fifth International Conference on Adult Learning and Education (CONFINTEA V) has motivated the nation of Botswana to accelerate its effort in the provision of adult learning and education. That kind of action was necessary because we firmly believe that we must provide the best education for all the people of Botswana. The Government of Botswana did so by embarking upon policy reforms and by purposely reviewing actions and strategies aimed at meeting the goals set out in the two documents that were the
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6 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 10 GENERAL OVERVIEW: THE BOTSWANA CONTEXT ........................................................................... 17 1.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................................. 17 1.2 Botswana Context ........................................................................................................................ 17 1.2.1. Economic Situation........................................................................................................................ 18 1.2.2. Employment and Unemployment in Botswana................................................................................ 18 1.2.3 Poverty in Botswana..................................................................................................................... 19 1.2.4 Language policy in Botswana........................................................................................................ 19 1.2.5 Gender, Education and Learning................................................................................................... 20 SECTION II
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