Mr Philemon Ramatsui, formerly Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Botswana, and Director – Quality Assurance and Regulation at the Tertiary Education Council, Botswana, has served as an external member and Chairperson of the Botho University Advisory Council for the past six years. At the last Advisory Council meeting held on 6th April 2022, the Council members bid farewell to Mr Ramatsui as he stepped down to hand over to Professor Naomi Seboni as the new Chairperson of the Council. Professor Naomi Seboni has been a Professor and Coordinator of the WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, School of Nursing at the University of Botswana and is well known for her contribution to the field of Nursing and Midwifery in Africa.
The Botho University Advisory Council is a critical part of the University’s governance structure and consists of external members who are community leaders and experts in the field of education along with representatives from the Board of Directors, Academic Board, Student Representative Council, and Staff representatives. The Council includes members from various countries, namely, Botswana, Lesotho, eSwatini, and Namibia where Botho University has campuses and international members. At present, the following external members sit on the Advisory Council; Professor Naomi Seboni (Chairperson), Professor Paul Evans (France), Mr Mohlabi Tsekoa (Lesotho), Mrs Makotelo Teboho Motseko (Lesotho), Mrs Orefitlhetse Masire (Botswana), Mr Mocks Shikalepo Shivute (Namibia).