Botswana’s Education System: A Relative Analysis with South Korean Education System

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Aobakwe Bacos Malejane
Kabo Diraditsile


Any education system has its advantages and disadvantages and the Botswana education system was developed to produce critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovative students. The system was framed to provide opportunities for all learners in order to develop their capabilities. However, the system is currently faced with a myriad of challenges as there are unprecedented proportions of graduates' unemployment, poor performance from national examinations, and dropping out of school. To bring this discussion into perspective, this paper adopts a narrative approach using literature and document analysis to examine Botswana's education system in comparison with the Asian education system. The paper seeks to learn lessons from the Asian education system; in particular, South Korea as its education systems is known to be robust and efficient in producing learners who continuously make positive changes in transforming their nation. In this regard, recommendations on what could be done to rectify the situation in Botswana in light of the South Korean education system have been made.

Education system, education policy, transformation

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Malejane, A. B., & Diraditsile, K. (2019). Botswana’s Education System: A Relative Analysis with South Korean Education System. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 32(2), 1-8.
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