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    Maseru hosts year-end party

    Maseru Campus staff celebrated their end-of-year party on the 9th December 2022. This was the year’s last event following a series of events that marked the University’s 25th celebration from the beginning of the year. All staff members were in theme, adorned in denim & white. The event also recognised the winners of the Staff […]

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    A Christmas to remember for team Namibia

    The Christmas spirit is best celebrated when people gather to welcome the holiday season and exchange gifts. On December 9th, 2022, the BU Namibia Campus held its 2022 Christmas party at the Water Park in Ongwediva. The event was an epic success, with the Assistant Dean, Mr. Tileinge Andima, electrifying the dance floor to the […]

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    Chinese Embassy awards top 8 BDLC students

      Botho University Blended & Distance Learning Campus (BDLC) students were recognised in a prestigious ceremony for their outstanding performance on the 29th of November 2022 by the Chinese Ambassador to Botswana, H.E. Wang Xuefeng.In attendance at the event were BU Senior Management and staff, Chinese Embassy representatives, BDLC students and families as well as […]

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    BU Successfully hosts the 10th Annual Botho University International Research Conference (BUIRC)

    BU hosted an insightful and successful 10th Botho University International Research Conference (BUIRC) on the 25th of November 2022. This year’s theme was “Beyond the Horizon: Reimagining a Sustainable Future.” The conference brought together academics, professionals, captains of industry regulators, the Government, and representatives of international businesses. In her welcome remarks, BU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sheela […]

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    BU student crowned winner at the UNESCO India-Africa hackathon

    Boago Okgetheng, who is studying Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education through the Blended and Distance Learning Campus (BDLC), recently emerged victorious from the UNESCO India-Africa Hackathon 2022. The event was held on the 22nd -25th of November at Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh in India. The UNESCO INDIA – AFRICA Hackathon is an annual […]

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    Japanese Embassy Donates “read Japan” project books to BU

    On the 22nd November 2022, the Embassy of Japan to Botswana donated 100 books under the READ JAPAN PROJECT to Botho University. In attendance were BU Senior Management and staff, Japan Chargé d’affaires, Ms Murai Makiko, and representatives from the Embassy, as well as members of the media. “It is an honour to welcome the […]

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    FHST first-year students on praticals

    First-year students in the Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism (FHST) were recently assigned a practical project that they had to plan and successfully complete. This exercise was part of their semester-long Internal Continuous Assessment. The students were successful in their plans to establish a honeymoon suite within the FHST Housekeeping Labs. Their bed-making abilities […]

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    Innovation Botswana Day 2022

    Dr. Chinandu Mwendapole from BU Faculty of Engineering and Technology, shared her knowledge on Indigenous Knowledge Systems at the Innovation Botswana Day 2022 held on the 18th of November 2022.

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    BU imparts library skills to high schools

    This year marks 25 years of the existence of Botho University and to mark and leave a lasting impression to our schools and communities, The BU Library hosted a one-day training for selected high schools that will benefit from the Library Donation Project. The training hosted school Librarians/Library Keepers from nine schools in Lesotho: Cana […]

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    Breaking the glass ceiling- Dr Thokgamo Boitshwarelo

    The Faculty of Health and Education (FHE)’s new dean is an esteemed and decorated professional who boasts many accolades, including being awarded the Presidential Honour for Nursing Meritorious Award, being the first-ever Director of the Department of Institute of Health Sciences in the former Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology. Dr Thokgamo Boitshwarelo […]

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    Maseru campus unites in color

    As part of the Botho University 25th Anniversary Celebrations, Maseru Campus hosted a cultural day to celebrate the diversity of staff and students on the 14th of October 2022. The vibrant and colorful event allowed staff and students to display their different talents not only in cultural entertainment but also in their cultural attire. Performances […]

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    FHST donates to Malaka Community

    Community development remains at the heart of Botho University (BU) values, hence on the 25th October 2022 Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism (FHST) donated to the Malaka Community. FHST, with the support of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), collaborated with Botswana Tourism Organisation to donate a computer, printer and paper rims to […]

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  • News October 31, 2022

    Thwala hailed as Valedictorian for Class of 2021

      In the true sense of excellence, a Liswati student studying at BU Gaborone Campus did exceptionally well when he scooped all the awards during the recent Graduation held on the 21st October 2022 in Botswana. Sipho Thwala was studying for BSc (Hons) in Network Security and Computer Forensics and scored a 3.75 GPA, which […]

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    BU releases 2021 cohort of future-ready graduates

      After almost two years of hosting graduation ceremonies virtually and being one of the first institutions in Botswana to do so, BU bounced back with a high-spirited physical ceremony held in Boipuso Hall, Gaborone. The ceremony was held on the 21st of October 2021, with over 490 graduands from both the Gaborone Campus and […]

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    Celebrating the spirit of Botho in Art

    As part of the BU 25th Anniversary Celebrations, a mural with an array of colors outside the Engineering Lab walls was commissioned by young Batswana to interpret “The Spirit of Botho.” On the wall, you can make out words that embrace BU’s presence in Botswana, Lesotho, Nambia, Eswatini, Ghana, and the global reach of the […]

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    BU gets raving reviews on the BOBS Audit

      Botho University is one of the few tertiary institutions that have adopted the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard since 2013. The effectiveness of the BU Quality Management system (QMS) is monitored through a process of both internal and external quality auditing. From the 19th to the 21st of September 2022, the Botswana Bureau of […]

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    Destination success boot camp

      Students & Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD), in partnership with Human Resources Professionals Society Botswana, successfully hosted a programme called Destination Success Boot Camp from the 11th to the 14th of October 2022 at the Gaborone Campus. The programme’s goal was to increase both students and recent graduates’ job development skills. The practical and engaging […]

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    #Team Namibia embarks on nationwide school visits

      #TeamBU Namibia embarked on school visits in the Northern Region as students around the country prepare for their final exams. The team covered the following towns: Ongwediva, Oshakati, Oshikuku, Oshikango, Ongha, Ondobe, Ondangwa, Eenhana, Rundu, and Okongo. The objectives of the visit were to promote, engage and provide career guidance to students and prepare […]

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  • News October 13, 2022

    BU to celebrate Class of 2021

    The countdown begins as we celebrate BU Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on the 21st of October 2022 at Boipuso Hall, Fairgrounds. The Chief Guest for the ceremony will be Mr Aupa Monyatsi- The Group Chief Executive Officer, Letshego Botswana. Graduands, are you ready to celebrate this huge milestone? Make sure you collect your graduation […]

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  • News September 27, 2022

    25 years of milestones-BU celebrates a culmination of academic excellence & community development

      They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and so is the case with Botho University’s (BU) journey that started in 1997 from humble beginnings to now being an international university with campuses in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini and a new campus in West Africa-Ghana as well as the dynamic […]

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    Ground-breaking ceremony for a new campus in Maseru

    Maseru Campus hosted a Ground-breaking Ceremony on the 21st of September 2022 construction of a new campus in Ha Pena-Pena, next to Green City Estates, just along the Kofi Annan Road. This is a momentous occasion to seal Botho University’s solid foundation of eight years in Lesotho and commitment to offering high-quality and industry-relevant programmes […]

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  • News September 26, 2022

    Colour & splendour at BU’s 25th radio activation with GABZ FM

    Game City Mall in Gaborone was abuzz with high energy on the 12th of September 2022 as BU collaborated with popular radio station Gabz FM to host BU’s 25th Anniversary Radio Activation. The event was attended by staff, students, and alumni, Gabz FM Team and members of the public popped in the stall to enjoy […]

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    BU Sponsors BCF for P135,000

    Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) recently celebrated a huge sponsorship valued at P135, 000.00 from Botho University (BU) on the 31st August 2022, at a glitzy event hosted at BU, Gaborone Campus. In attendance were BU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Communications), Mr Golekanye Setume, key sports stakeholders, and the media. In his keynote address, Mr Setume celebrated BU’s relationship […]

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    Maseru Deans’ Awards Ceremony

    Maseru Campus held a Dean’s Award Ceremony on the 9th of September 2022 to celebrate academic excellence for students for the past three semesters. The event was attended by Senior Management, staff and students. There were 169 recipients from different faculties : Faculty of Business and Accounting: 77 Faculty of Engineering and Technology:69 Faculty of […]

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    Celebrating Academic Excellence at Deans’ Awards-Gaborone

    Department of Assessment & Registry hosted the Deans Award Ceremony on the 1st of September 2022 to celebrate academic excellence in students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5/4 for the period Jan-June 2022 and March -July 2022. The awards ceremony saw 136 students recognised for academic excellence for the past semester across all faculties. […]

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  • News September 22, 2022

    SAAD hosts mental health awareness workshop

    Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) hosted a Mental Health Awareness Workshop on the 11th of August 2022 open for both staff and students. The event featured many presentations from experts on Mental Health. Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital made a presentation on Depression while Princess Marina Psychiatric Department covered Mental Health Intervention protocols, procedures, and support […]

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    BU & NWU explore partnership opportunities

      North-West University (NWU) staff paid a courtesy visit with NWU Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Dr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka to BU Senior Management led by BU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sheela Raja Ram. The meeting was held on the 11th of August 2022 at the Gaborone Campus to explore possible collaboration opportunities between the two parties. In sharing […]

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    BU signs MOU with Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI)

      The Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI). The FET team beamed with pride and came in numbers to mark the fruitful end of a journey that they long started with BGI to eventually sign the MoU on the 5th August 2022 at […]

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  • News September 21, 2022

    Students & parents grace 2022/23 cohort welcome day

      On the 10th August 2022, Admissions Department hosted a Welcome Day for the First Year students who will resume their academic year in August 2022. Team Leader-Admissions, Mr Kgosi Saugweme kept the momentum of the programme as the Master of Ceremonies and Assistant Manager-Mr Duelang Ngwako introduced special guests from BU Senior Management, representatives […]

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  • News August 9, 2022

    DHBW Lorrach-Tourism Department Visits Botho University

      Botho University (BU) partnership with Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg (DHBW) continues to grow in leaps and bounds. On Tuesday 12th July 2022, DHBW Lorrach-Tourism Department met with Botho University, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sheela Raja Ram, and BU Senior Management including Pro-Vice-Chancellor Communications, Mr Golekanye Setume and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academics & Quality), Dr Ivy Rose Mathew. Representatives from […]

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    BU MBA student exciting research visit in Germany

    Botho University Master of Business Administration (MBA) student and Senior Branch Manager at Access Bank, Ms Kehumile Otukile, embarked on a research visit at BU partner university, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Heidenheim Campus in Germany. Ms Otukile’s research focused on Digital Banking Platforms in German Banks – a comparative study with Botswana. As a […]

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    BU student Matse, shines at the Education Collaborative Convening

      The highly anticipated event, The Education Collaborative bounced back with its first in-person Convening since 2020 in Accra, Ghana, from the 13th to 17th of June 2022. The exciting event was held in two venues, Asheshi University (one of Botho University’s partner universities) and Accra Marriot Hotel. This year’s theme was Building the Capacity […]

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    Meet Baker Saturday, a hospitality management student

    Meet Baker Saturday who studies a degree in Hospitality Management from the Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism (FHST). Baker shares all the amazing experiences and opportunities available in FHST such as Work-Integrated-Learning which allows him to integrate his studies and work opportunities. Choose BU and get a chance to be like Baker to study […]

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    FHST facilitates volunteer training for the annual desert bush walk charity 2022

    Botho University Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism (FHST) participated in and facilitated a workshop for local volunteers for the popular annual Jwaneng Desert Bush Walk, on Saturday 9th July 2022, held in Jwaneng. The theme for the workshop was Event Management and Sport Tourism Volunteering and the majority of the attendees were Jwaneng Youth […]

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  • News July 4, 2022

    Maseru campus hosts graduation ceremony for class of 2021

    Lesotho Campus bounced back with an exciting physical graduation ceremony held on Friday 24th June 2022 at the Manthabiseng Convention Center, Maseru. The graduation ceremony was for celebrating the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2021. The joyous moment was graced by Chief Guest, Honourable Minister of Development Planning, Mr Selibe Mochoboroane, the Vice-Chancellor of […]

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    BU hosts successful charity golf day

    Light rains ushered in the first Botho University (BU) Charity Golf Day 2022. Over 27 partners and sponsors, golfers, BU Senior Management and Board Members, and media attended the event at the 18-hole scenic Stanbic Gaborone Golf Club on Thursday, 23rd June 2022. The Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Business Botswana, Mr Norman Moleele was in great […]

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    Eswatini campus participates in St. Paul high school career fair

      Eswatini Campus participated in a career fair organized by St. Paul’s Methodist High School, on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. This event was attended by students doing their Form 3 to 5, teachers, representatives from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security under the Scholarship Selection Board as well as other universities and colleges who […]

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    BU hosts Africa Science week 2022

      Botho University (BU) Faculty of Engineering and Technology through the Department of Applied Sciences hosted a three-day conference to celebrate Africa Science Week 2022 at the University of Botswana (UB). The conference was hosted in collaboration with the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassador for Botswana, Dr Dikabo Mogopodi, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), […]

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    BU hosts physical fitness activity

    Botho University Health Clinic conducted an action-packed physical fitness activity for staff on the Gaborone campus on Friday 24th June 2022. The event was one of the BU 25th Anniversary planned activities. The staff participated in various activities such as aerobics, tug of war, battle of ropes, sack race and egg race just to mention […]

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  • News June 16, 2022

    E-Learning benchmark visit by World Bank Group

      The World Bank Group (Botswana Public Service College) team visited Botho University to benchmark best practices from BU on e-Learning mechanisms adopted by the university, on Friday 3rd June 2022. The Team was led by the Senior Government Specialist, Mr Patrick Kabuya joined by World Bank consultants from the region: Mr Edward Tswaipe (Botswana), […]

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    BU partners with Gakgatla community for an exciting cultural festival

      Botho University’s (BU) partnership with Gakgatla Community continues to grow in leaps and bounds, as this year BU partners with the Gakgatla community for an exciting Setapa ko Gakgatla Cultural Dance Festival which will be held from the 29th to 30th of July 2022. The festival will be filled with a lot of activities […]

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  • News June 15, 2022

    BU hosts open day

      Botho University (BU) hosted a three-day Open Day from the 23rd to the 25th of May 2022 at the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH), Gaborone Campus. The event was a lovely showcase of the BU interdisciplinary programmes and state-of-the-art campus facilities to partners, stakeholders, and prospective students. In attendance were BU Senior Management and board, key […]

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    Manzini campus hosts open day

    On the 25th of May 2022, Botho University (BU) Manzini Campus hosted an Open Day as part of a series of events for the 25th Anniversary celebrations. The Open Day was aimed at showcasing a variety of programmes offered by BU and facilities to prospective students and industry stakeholders. In attendance were industry stakeholders from […]

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  • News June 1, 2022

    BU partnerships with international universities continue to thrive

      Botho University continues to celebrate and grow its various partnerships with international universities. Recently Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academics & Quality), Dr Ivy Rose Mathew was joined by four staff members from the Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism to visit a partner university Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Germany.   On the 13th of May […]

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    Girls for girls national graduation

    Girls for Girls hosted a National Graduation of eight cohorts, including the BU cohort, in a fancy affair on the 7th of May 2022 at Travelodge, Gaborone. Mentors and mentees attended the graduation; it was also a moment to celebrate a movement to empower women and girls to lead in public service. The BU Cohort […]

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    SAAD hosts Entrepreneurship Activation Session

    Student & Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) hosted Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategy), Botho University and Head of Deal Flow, Angel Network Botswana, Mr Ananth Ram in an entrepreneurship activation session to share his experiences on Angel Investment. Angel Network Botswana (ANB) is a network of business angels seeking to invest their personal funds into growth-oriented businesses and start-ups […]

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  • News May 6, 2022

    Unpacking employability and technology on Gabz FM

    Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor-Employability and Technology, Mrs Aravinda Ram recently sat down with Press Beat Show hosted by Titus Paul on the 2nd May 2022. She spoke about the importance of Employability and Technology to the modern graduate, as well as the different programs that Botho University has in place to help with graduate employability in […]

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    BU football team emerges victorious

    Botho University Staff Football team emerged victorious in a mini-tournament held on the 27th of April 2022 at Botho University. The matches included other corporate teams from AWIL College, Mazars, and Tswana Fuel. Thebe ‘Ramsey’ Ramarumo from Botho University’s amazing performance earned him the Golden Boot while the Player of the Tournament was awarded to […]

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