A report titled "China-aided schools make education delightful for village children in Botswana" written by Sharon Tshipa, an independent journalist in Botswana, and carried by the Botswana Guardian on Nov 19, 2021, has drawn much attention to the role China has played in building primary schools for local children and supporting the African nation in developing education.
The report said China had helped Botswana build the Mmopane Primary School in Mmopane village of Kweneng District, along with the Kubung Primary School and Serowe Primary School, honoring a promise it has made.
Teachers and students from the three China-aided elementary schools in Botswana have given high praise to the Chinese government for its precious assistance to them.
Many Botswanan students said that now there is no need for them to get up early in the morning and catch school buses because the China-aided schools are closer to their homes.
The teachers said that the China-funded schools enjoy high educational standards and are equipped with all kinds of teaching, cultural and sports facilities.
The Chinese educational aid has effectively helped address the shortage of schools in the three regions, said the headmasters of the three schools. They added that with the help of the Chinese embassy in Botswana over the past decade, the three schools have made remarkable progress in the improvement of their educational quality, and as a result a large number of Botswanan parents are eager to get their kids enrolled there.
To further fulfill its commitment to helping Botswana develop education, the Chinese government is assisting the African nation in the building of a fourth school, the Kazungula Primary School in northern Kasane Town.
"The China-aided schools have effectively improved the educational conditions for Botswanan children and strongly supported the development of basic education in the country," said Wang Xuefeng, Chinese ambassador to Botswana, in an interview.
He added that with the opening of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled for Nov 29, 2021 in Senegal, China will deepen pragmatic cooperation in multiple fields with Botswana and other African countries in alignment with bilateral development agendas, and work hard to boost bilateral ties to a new height.