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Legae Academy

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Legae Academy
Plot 19893, Gaborone West Phase II, Extension 12, Gaborone

Coordinates24°38′54″S 25°53′46″E / 24.6482°S 25.8961°E / -24.6482; 25.8961Coordinates: 24°38′54″S 25°53′46″E / 24.6482°S 25.8961°E / -24.6482; 25.8961
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MottoThuto go aga Botho
(Education builds Humanity)
Established1992 (29 years ago) (1992)
PrincipalEaso Oommen
GradesForm 1, Form 2, Form 3, IG1, IG2, A1, A2
Age range12 - 20

Legae Academy is an English medium, independent, co-educational, secondary school located in Gaborone, Botswana. The academy is a sister school to Legae English Medium Primary School which was established in 1983. The academy follows the Cambridge International Examinations syllabus, allowing students to sit for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) after four years of secondary education, and the A-Level examination after a further two years.

"Legae" is a Setswana word meaning "home", which is symbolic for the schools's goal to provide a secure and caring environment that facilitates a culture of learning.[citation needed]


The academy’s Setswana motto "thuto go aga botho" roughly translates to "education builds humanity". The institute has an additional English motto "Every child is yours", which goes hand in hand with the Academy’s logo depicting fledglings being reared in their nest.[citation needed]


The academy is governed by a board of governors consisting of its managing director, the principal (ex-officio), a representative of the Ministry of Education, Gaborone City Council, parents' representatives, directors and additional members.[1]

Registration and membership[edit]

  • Registered with the Botswana Ministry of Education
  • Member of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA)
  • Member of the Botswana Association of Private Schools (BAPS)
  • Approved Oxford, Cambridge, and Royal Society of the Arts (OCR) examinations centre (through the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES))

Admission and progression[edit]

To enter Form 1, students will have completed the National Primary School Leaving Exam (PSLE), or equivalent. With the exception of Standard 7 applicants from Legae Primary School, all applicants sit an entrance examination. Students wishing to enter any other Form are assessed on latest past performance and sit an entrance examination.[2]

Progression through the Academy is based on merit.[2]

Prize Day[edit]

Each year public figures are invited to Legae's Prize Day as guests of honour, with one giving a keynote speech as guest speaker.

  • 2000 - Yarona FM station manager Percy Raditladi [3][dead link]
  • 2002 - Southern African Development Community (SADC) Gender Unit's head Dr. Athaliah Molokomme [4][dead link]
  • 2004 - Vision 2016 Co-ordinator Collie Monkge [5][dead link]
  • 2006 - Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education (MOE) and Mrs. F. Bakwena [6]
  • 2007 - Sir Ketumile Masire [6]
  • 2008 - Assistant Minister of Education Moggie Mbaakanyi [6]
  • 2012 - Director of Basic Education Simon Michael Coles, Indian High Commissioner Mr. Madhava Chandra, wife of the Nigerian High Commissioner Mrs. Cocodia, MP the Honourable Robert Masitara, and BCP president Honourable Dumelang Salishando [7]


The school was the subject of a research report for a Master's degree in Education in 2007, focussing on accountability in the school.[8]


  1. "Legae Academy". Info.bw. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Legae Academy - Year 2008 School Fees". Info.bw. 28 September 2007. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "BOPA | 05 October 2000". Dailynews.gov.bw. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  4. "BOPA | 10 October 2002". Dailynews.gov.bw. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  5. "BOPA | 05 March 2004". Dailynews.gov.bw. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Legae Academy Honours Its Outstanding Students - The Botswana Gazette". Gazettebw.com. 2008-02-26. Archived from the original on 8 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-22. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "News". Legaeacademy.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Patel, Farzeen (2007). "Internal Accountability and School Performance in Private SecondarySchools in Botswana. A Case Study of Legae Academy and Al-Nur Schools" (PDF). The University of the Witwatersrand. Retrieved 9 August 2020.

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