Botho University was pleased to host Mr. Farid Fezoua, Global Director of Health and Education at IFC (part of the World Bank). Botho University has collaborated on numerous projects with the IFC, including the Vitae Employability Project. This project highlighted Botho University as a strong performer in terms of graduate employability. Additionally, Botho University participated in the D4TEP project and was recognized as a digitally mature institution comparable to other leading institutions (making Botho University the first African University to participate in the D4TEP project).
The IFC is the arm of the World Bank Group that seeks to advance economic development by encouraging the growth of private enterprises in developing countries. In the education sector, the IFC invests in and supports leading private education providers globally, creating opportunities for students in emerging markets to access quality education and develop skills that will aid their employability.
Mr. Fezoua visited Botswana from Washington, DC, in the US to participate as a speaker and delegate at the US-Africa Business Summit 2023. During his visit, he took the opportunity to spend time at Botho University, aiming to understand the University’s strategic focus and future plans as well as tour the campus facilities. Mr. Fezoua expressed his deep appreciation for the work being done by Botho University across the continent and emphasized his enthusiasm for the IFC’s continued support of these efforts.