Legae Academy

Chess Club

Members of the Chess Club have been active in chess tournaments since the start of the school year. Most successful among our players has been Naledi Marape (2B). She finished in third position in the African Junior Chess Championships in Entebbe, Uganda in early January, winning bronze in the Girls’ Section. She was also a prize-winner in the Ladies Section of the Airefficiency Chess Championships held at Mogoditshane SSS over the weekend 26-27th January 2019, finishing second in her age group. Nandadev Gopal (2A) also won a prize in the Open Section in the U-13 category with a score of 4 points from 7 games. Other Legae Academy players who competed were Iphaza Masala (1C), Malcom Dzimiri (2B), Vaishnauv Vanith Kumar (2C), Krish Ramesh (1C) and Antony Joseph (1C). Naledi also scored an excellent 5 points from 7 games in the Metropolitan National Chess Championships Qualifier (Ladies) in order to qualify for the next round. This was held at our school over the weekend 9-10th February. Another fine performance was by Iphaza Masala with a score of 4 points in the Open Section. Other competing Legae Academy players were Jose Martin (1B), Krish Choudhary (1C), Aarav Gupta (1C), Rohan Renny Thomas (1D), Achal Gupta (2B), Vaishnauv Vanith Kumar (2C) and Ewetse Modimoopelo (4B).

About Legae Academy Botswana

Legae Academy opened its gates in January 1992 with its mission of providing ordinary Batswana with access to world-class Secondary Education at an affordable cost. In keeping with its commitment to provide world class education that meets the competitive demands of the 21st century, the Academy has pioneered the introduction into Botswana of the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and Higher International General Certificate of Education (HIGCSE). Due to the decision made by the Cambridge to phase out HIGCSE and also because of the great demand for the internationally recognized A-Level course, the school introduced A – Level in 2006. A-level course is an entrance qualification for University Education around the world. These two established, University of Cambridge externally monitored, international curricula give students the opportunity to go beyond Botswana’s local examinations standard.