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BOTSWANA: ICT College gets University status

By John Churu, Gaborone, Botswana

According to an article published on BizTechAfrica, Botswana’s former NIIT College of Computer Studies has been given university status and renamed Botho University.

The newly-established Botho University (BU) was officially opened by Ian Khama Seretse Khama, the President of the Republic of Botswana.

Botho University, formally NIIT College of Computer Studies has been in existence in Botswana for close to two decades. The college was renamed Botho College and was given University status by the Tertiary Education Council as of March 2013. “With this Botho University becomes Botswana’s first homegrown private University,” said a statement from the college.

During the ceremony, Khama said educational institutions in Botswana should contribute to the nation's ability to compete regionally and globally.

He advised like-minded colleges to “provide a wide range of programmes to offer students choice when they plan their professional careers” He noted that there are increasing expectations from society in terms of access to tertiary education and demand for more programmes in various disciplines.

“Educational institutions need to rise to meet these challenges in order to provide the nation with the required human resources and provide our young people with the knowledge and skills required to reach self-fulfillment," said Khama.

Read more on BizTechAfrica.

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