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Exhibition promotes design, technology

North East region Design and Technology (D&T) committee and Builders World recently held an exhibition to encourage information sharing and networking amongst students and teachers.

The aim of the exhibition was to resuscitate the concept and uplift the subject in today`s world. It attracted 100 exhibitors from three senior secondary schools and 17 junior schools; with each school represented by five students. 

When giving the keynote address, the manager of Builders World, Mr Mompoloki Gaborone said his company decided to hold a joint exhibition with North East region as a way of fulfilling the Ministry of Education and Skills Development’s Adopt- A-School initiative.

Mr Gaborone commended the committee for a job well done, adding that the exhibition would help promote a high standard of D&T education in the region. 

Forums like conferences, awards ceremonies and benchmarking exercises, which the committee had been involved in, would also lift up the spirit of learners. 

He congratulated the newly elected D&T committee for having successfully managed to organise the exhibition within a short period of time. 

He also pointed out that through such exhibitions, the importance of practical work and its relevance to the community would be acknowledged.  Mr Gaborone encouraged Design and Technology teachers and students to prove to the world that art and design was doing exceptionally well. 

The vice chairperson of the committee, Mr Serwalo Lesolame said the exhibition was a preparation stage for all practical subjects exhibition scheduled for September 18 to 26 at Gaborone Secondary School sports grounds. 

However, Mr Lesolame noted that they were faced with the challenge of lack of funds. The exhibition was in three categories, the resistant material, graphics and control technology.

The resistant material included plastic, wood and metal, while graphics comprised of technical drawing and finally, the control technology constituted electronic structures and mechanisms. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Dimakatso Tshekedi

Location : Francistown

Event : Exhibition

Date : Sep 03 Tue,2013

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