About Us Education in Botswana


Botswana's educational structure mirrors that of the United Kingdom: there is universal access to primary and junior secondary school, but a process of academic selectivity reduces entrance to the senior secondary school and the university. However, educational curricula incorporate pre-vocational preparation in the junior and senior secondary schools.

Botswana's education system comprises of seven years of primary education, three years of junior secondary education, and two years of senior secondary education.

Botswana's first educational policy, called Education for Kagisano (Social Harmony), guided the country's educational development and administration from 1977 to 1993. In the early 1990s, the recognition that the country's socio-economic situation had changed significantly resulted in a review of policies and strategies for Botswana's educational development. In March 1994, the Minister of Education presented Government Paper No. 2, The Revised National Policy on Education to provide direction to Botswana' s educational system until 2020.

The objectives of the new policy were to review the current education system and its relevance and to identify problems and strategies for its further development in the context of Botswana's changing economy.

Given below, for reference, are some of the prominent education institutions in Botswana:


Officer in HCI Gaborone handling student related matters:

Mr. Mahipal Singh Yadav, Second Secretary

Telephone: +267-3972677

Email: pol[dot]gaborone[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in