|Hon. Minister of Education, Dr Unity Dow|
Other speakers spoke about the fact that it’s never too late in life to learn new skills. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your professional background might be, there are always opportunities to develop news skills or improve old ones. I’ve met various people over the years who’ve done this. After decades working in one industry they have completely abandoned it and gone their own way, usually influenced by a hobby or passion that drew them away.
|Nkata Seleka, Sleek Foods|
|Dr Patrick Benon, Orange|
|TK Tekane, Botswana Savings Bank|
This is also going to have an effect on the way in which children are taught in schools. We simply won’t need the old approach of a teacher lecturing her students on facts, dates and figures. Instead, teachers are going to need to become guides who teach their learners HOW to learn and how to critically consider the material out there.
|Bobby Tlhabiwe, Engen|
|Adam Jones, Wealth magazine|
But who’s best placed to offer this education? No, it’s not the Ministry of Education. While it’s their job to include critical thinking and consumer rights in the curriculum that doesn’t help those of us who left school decades ago. I think that’s where business should take the lead. Who better to teach us about managing money than the experts. I think banks, insurance companies and legitimate micro-lenders should be getting off their rear ends and teaching their customers and the public in general on how money works. And how it doesn’t work.
|Uyapo Ndadi, Ndadi Law Firm|
|Bilkiss Moorad, Botswana Life Insurance Ltd|
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