Botswana has introduced a new system to coordinate education, training and skill development.
Abel Modungwa, Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) Chief Executive Officer, on Friday said the new system replaces the old fragmented quality assurance system.
Modungwa said the previous system was disjointed with two bodies performing the same assignment.
He said BQA’s key objective is to ensure quality assurance from early childhood, tertiary education as well as lifelong learning and maintain an outstanding national credit and qualification’s framework.
“In other words we are responsible for the entire educational pipeline in the country, and we have a duty to ensure that the quality of education in the country is equal to and comparable to other similar systems in the world,” Modungwa said.
The launch of the new system comes at a time, the nation is not happy with basic education examination results.
BQA was established after authorities identified poor coordination. Modungwa said BQA is going to take stern measures against bogus institutions and publish the list of all accredited institutions and courses offered.