• News October 31, 2022

    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 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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  • BU 25th anniversary media reception

      Botho University continues its activities to mark its 25th Anniversary, on Friday 22nd April 2022, it was a special reception for the key stakeholder, the media. Botho University Senior Management and media graced the momentous occasion from different outlets: Botswana Television (BTV), Botswana Press Agency (BOPA), The Voice, Mmegi, Botswana Gazette, The Patriot on […]

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  • BU staff & students celebrates silver jubilee

      Starting off the event with high energy and celebratory songs throughout the two sessions (morning and afternoon), Botho University Choir set the tone for the 25th Anniversary launch for staff and students held on Tuesday 26th April 2022. The exciting programme was attended physically and virtually by Senior Management, staff, and students in the […]

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  • BPS visits Gaborone campus

    Botswana Prison Service (BPS) representatives visited Botho University (BU) to discuss possible areas of possible collaboration with the Senior Management from the Office of External Relations. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Internationalisation and Communications, Ravi Srinivasan shared how BU continues to be a leader in technology and ability to maintain quality in delivering high-quality education both virtually and physically. […]

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  • BU celebrates library week 2022

    The Library, Teaching and Research Excellence (LTRE) department celebrated its second virtual Library Week from the 4th to 8th April 2022 themed “Connect with Your Library”. The theme aimed to encourage users to engage more with Library Staff, facilities, resources, technology, and service offered by the library. Esteemed University Librarian at the National University of […]

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  • News May 5, 2022

    BU launches cutting edge new programmes

      Delivering the welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of Botho University, Dr Sheela Raja Ram, shared with delight two significant milestones. She addressed the attentive audience about Botho University turning 25 years in 2022 and another upcoming milestone where BU will turn ten years as a University in 2023. She fondly shared the journey of starting […]

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  • SRC Leadership Training

    Representative Council (SRC) Leadership Training on the 8th of April 2022 at Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino. The training was conducted by Young Minds Africa for capacity building of the SRC for resuming their respective duties diligently and using the skills beyond the SRC Office. The training covered topics such as self-awareness, communication, and problem-solving […]

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  • News April 19, 2022

    BU hosts groundbreaking Virtual Employability Fair

    After much anticipation of the Botho University Virtual Employability Fair, the Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) thrilled over 220 graduates and 29 companies and employers in an interactive virtual platform called Airmeet on the 7th of April 2022. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Finance, and Employability, Dr Priya Iyer in her welcome remarks highlighted that employability sits at […]

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  • Farewell to Mr Philemon Ramatsui as the Chairperson of the Botho University Advisory Council

      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 […]

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  • eSwatini campus hosts the first BGP internship workshop

    The Student and Alumni Affairs Department (SAAD) and Faculty members organised and facilitated the first Botho Graduate Profile (BGP) Internship Workshop for third-year students across faculties, on the 5th of April 2022 in Manzini Campus. The workshop was aimed at capacity building for the students with various skills as they commence their internship scheduled for […]

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  • BU student qualifies for the next round of Metropolitan Chess Championship

    Botho University Chess Team recently participated in the Metropolitan 1st Qualifiers Chess Championship which was held at Gaborone International School. Team BU was represented by four players at the tournament, three men participated in the Open Section while for the ladies section there was one player. Tsotlhe Madingwane, scooped position 12 out of 36 participants […]

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  • eSwatini campus awards excelling students

    Eswatini campus hosted the Deans Awards Ceremony to honour students who have excelled academically with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or more for the semesters January to June 2021 and July to December 2021. The celebratory event was graced by staff and students to award three students for the semester January to June […]

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  • News April 11, 2022

    The eSwatini ICT ministry visits Botho University eSwatini campus

    The eSwatini Ministry of Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) paid a courtesy call to the Manzini campus on the 31st March 2022 and commended Botho University on its state of the art Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. The momentous occasion was graced by the Ministry of ICT, Principal Secretary, Maxwell Masuki, Under Secretary, Macanjana Motsa, and […]

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  • BU makes a mark at Eurie Summit 2022

    Botho University was hailed as a star partner at the largest educational conference, Eurasia Higher Education Summit (EURIE 2022) on the success of its virtual internships. The three-day event was attended by higher education professionals and covered a range of topics including insights into pandemic responses, innovative programming, and new trends in internalisation for institutions […]

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  • News March 29, 2022

    BU receives recognition from the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Botho University was recognised for its outstanding work last week at a glamorous gala dinner held by the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). LCCI hosted the event to appreciate organisations that contributed significantly towards addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. Botho University made a donation of M100, 000 to the LCCI. Botho University was the […]

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