Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Molepolole’s Sebele 1 Primary School – one of the best performing primary schools in the Kweneng region. This was done at a prize giving ceremony at the school on Thursday. The theme of the day was “Nurturing the 21st century learner the tripartite system”. Sebele 1 Primary was established in 1945 and has gained itself the title of an English Medium, which is not common with government schools. This is because of their pass rate and the eloquence of the students in the English language is very high. BAC Executive Director Serty Leburu shared her excitement at being able to celebrate achievements and excellence by the students of Sebele 1 Primary. She said they are proud that Sebele 1 primary is living their core value of excellence as a university. “This adoption follows the government’s campaign for the industry and private sector to collaborate in developing the education sector in Botswana through the improvement of facilities, teaching methods and initiatives for good learning experience and imparting knowledge and skills to the students at an early age,” she said. BAC has also adopted Nxakato Junior Secondary School in Sowa Town. Leburu said they instilled a sense of confidence, excitement, and motivation on the students and community at large. “As BAC we guarantee we will ensure execution of the MoU deliverables and look forward to continue working with the school management to transform these pupils’ into tomorrow’s leaders that we can all be proud of,” she said.
The Headmaster of the school Belinah Kgwadi said their aim is to make sure that their students pass – with those awarded prizes being those that scored 85% and above. “We don’t want those who are born with brilliance, but rather we want hard workers and those who can work against all odds to make sure that they get the desired results. That is all we aim for,” she said. Giving remarks on how they award excellence Solly Jawe said they give their all because they know that in educating a child, they are helping build the economy. “Sometimes some people think we are doing this because we are under so much pressure from the management of the school – that is not the case, we are doing this because we all want results and we are not competing with anyone but ourselves because we have set a pace for ourselves,” she said. Sebele 1 Standard 7 leaver, Cindy Phesudi hailed the school leadership and parents for nurturing her to be the best person that she is. “I encourage my peers to work hard as well; they should listen to parents and continue to make Sebele 1 proud because the future is in our hands. Let us continue to work tirelessly,” she said. Various leading business leaders and experts addressed the students, motivating them to reach the top.