Teachers for All: Botswana

Providing policymakers with a granular overview of teacher distribution

Children and a teacher in Botswana
UNICEF/UNI103298/Christine Nesbitt


Botswana will need to invest in human capital and strengthen its skills base to transition into a knowledge-based economy. However, low foundational learning levels remain a key challenge for the education sector.  

While Botswana has invested heavily in teacher supply, teacher deployment has not always reflected school-level teacher needs. The uneven distribution of teachers – both across and within schools – contributes to disparities in class sizes and learning conditions. Moreover, female teachers are particularly underrepresented in the sciences despite comprising much of the teaching force.

This report aims to provide policymakers with a granular overview of teacher distribution in the country and inform ongoing efforts to improve teacher allocation.  

Cover of report titled "Teachers for All: Investing in Botswana's Teacher Workforce"
Mabruk Kabir
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