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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
University of Botswana
Botswana Government

General Information





The Department of Agricultural Education & Economics is made up of three units, Agric. Economics, Agric. Education and Agric. Extension.

  • Towards Improving Agricultural Education in Botswana

 The quality of any instructional endeavours in agricultural and vocational education, whether formal or non-formal, is directly related to the competence of the individual teacher who is planning, directing and evaluating the endeavour. Today there are many issues and problems in agricultural education in Botswana including but not limited to: (1) Factors affecting agriculture teacher “burn out” in schools; (2) Impact of HIV and AIDS pandemic on agriculture teaching profession; (3) Factors affecting the teaching of agriculture in schools and teacher training institutions and (4) the role of agriculture teacher education institutions in restructuring the curricula to meet needs and challenges in the profession, Research in these and many other areas in agricultural education will legitimize changes that are recommended for improvement in the agriculture education programmes.

  • Education in Rural Schools

Agricultural education programmes in rural schools function in environments quite different from urban settings in Botswana. This creates the need for research in rural agricultural education in a number of key areas, including but not limited to (a) Examining the durability of the career choices of school rural children and their out-mobility from rural communities; (b) A qualitative study to assess the perceptions of administrators, teachers, community, leaders and students about agricultural education being offered in rural communities and the importance of the schools to the well being of the communities; (c) Factors affecting the decisions of the rural secondary pupils to enroll in agricultural education programmes; (d) The role of the rural schools in providing a path of upward mobility for rural poor youth and (d) Determining the factors influencing community support for schools.

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