The Development of Religious Education Curriculum and Impact on Moral Values in Botswana Since 1966

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Fidelis Nkomazana
Senzokuhle D Setume


This article examines the changes that have taken place in the teaching and the curriculum of Religious Education (RE) in Botswana from 1966 to today. It demonstrates that the teaching of the subject in the country’s primary and secondary schools has contributed to the development of social values and moral
standards in the learners. We also observe that the ecumenical teaching approach has infl uenced the learners to be tolerant to people holding divergent views. The article does not only offer background material for understanding how religion influenced the past, but also how it continues to contribute to the society today.

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