Botho University is officially the first Higher Education Institution in Botswana to be granted the “Awarding Body” Status under the new Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) Regulations, certified with the Registration number AB0001. The University was successfully awarded with the Awarding Body status on 9th August 2018, by Ms. Selebo Jobe, Acting CEO, BQA at their Headquarters.
In recognising Botho University as an Awarding body, the Acting CEO Ms. Selebo Jobe commended BU for its continued contribution towards building a quality Education and Training system in Botswana and for being at the forefront of compliance with regulations.
Vice Chancellor, Ms. Sheela Raja Rama received the award on behalf of the university, and indicated the award to be of great significance for the university’s undeterred dedication towards quality with a disciplined approach in implementing its standards dictated by BQA. During the handover ceremony, Ms. Raja Ram said, “BU’s accreditation as an Awarding body shows our maturity as a higher education provider not only in Botswana but also the SADC Region. We are very proud of our achievement as this demonstrates our strong capability for curriculum development, innovative pedagogy, assessment of learning and quality systems and process for student data management and certification of qualifications.”
Botho University programmes are designed with industry input, benchmarked with regional and international trends, and delivered in the state of art campus by highly experienced and qualified faculty members. The university provides high quality learning in Business & Accounting, Computing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Hospitality Management, Jewellery Design and Management, Health and Education. The university’s key focus is to produce well-rounded entrepreneurial graduates with attitude, knowledge, skills and competencies to create value and drive productivity in our economy. BU also places a lot of emphasis on graduate employability by embedding entrepreneurial skills into the curriculum as well as offering mandatory assessed internship for all programmes. All programmes are backed by strong quality assured systems and students centric approaches to teaching and learning.