Open Schooling is mandated to increase access to quality education at Junior Certificate (JC) and Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) levels using open and distance learning (ODL). In principle, ODL allows pliancy and choice over what, when, where and how to learn. It is also available to anyone regardless of age. Support to learners is provided using study materials, inductions, tutorials, vacation teachings, counseling and the use of multi-media. It is important to note that Open Schooling learners sit for the same examinations as the public secondary schools.
Programmes and Courses Offered:
Junior Certificate (JC)
Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
Registration Dates: February to March annually and on a first come first serve basis
Registration Places: See a list of Learning Centers provided at the bottom of the page under each of the five Regional Centers.
Requirements: Please go to your nearest Learning Center with the following items;
- Bring a certified copy of your last academic Certificate. For JC entry we need a STD 7 pass up to C for beginners and a Junior Certificate (JC) certificate for upgraders. For Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) entry we need a JC pass up to C for beginners and a BGCSE /GCE certificate for upgraders.
- Certified Copy of Omang for Batswana and a Passport for non-Batswana.
Proof of change of name or surname only if they differ from the academic certificate.
All payment will be done at any POST OFFICE and a proof of payment (receipt) should be produced at the Learning Center when collecting the workbooks.
Contact: Manager Open Schooling in the Botswana Open University Regional Office in your area.