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Welcome to Botho University

Botho University was established in 1997 and has rapidly evolved over the years to become a leading multidisciplinary high quality tertiary education provider. Botho University was one of the first local tertiary institutions in Botswana to be accredited by the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC). All programmes are accredited by the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE) in Lesotho.

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  • Our highly qualified, experienced and passionate academic and nonacademic staff who work to make Botho University an exciting place to work and study
  • Botswana is a desired location to live and study
  • Our international partner network comprises of Teesside University, NIIT, Manipal, The Open University, Ohio University and Wayne State University
  • Our ISO certification and what that means for the greater community
  • An international experience - students have travelled to Russia, India and USA to represent the University

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Vision Statement: Botho University aspires to be a centre of excellence, innovation and leadership in higher learning and a driver for positive social and economic change.

Mission Statement: Operating with a strong financial and viable business model, BU will provide a quality educational experience, continually benchmarked on national and international academic standards to produce well-rounded, employable graduates for the global market

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Abraham and Goemeone crowned Mr and Miss Botho University 2015/2016

Abraham Motsumi and Goemeone Masole were crowned Mr and Miss Botho University 2015/2016 respectively on the 4th of October 2015. The event was deemed to be quite a success for both the contestants and the Botho University SRC as it attracted 23 contestants in total.

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The 2016 SUSI Exchange program successful

On the 8th January 2016, Botho University bid farewell to two of their top students, Pako Mmereki from the Gaborone campus and Naomi Guga from the Francistown Campus who embarked on a journey to the Civic Engagement for student leaders Study of the U.S Institutes (SUSI) program.

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Botho university sports teams still undefeated for 2015/2016 season

Botho University shines at the BOTESSA National Championship competitions which were held at the University of Botswana grounds on the 23rd-25th October 2015. They are once again the Champions with 3 Gold medals, 5 silver medals, 2 Bronze medals.

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Botho University in collaboration with the Masire-Mwamba Office hosted the first ever Cafe Commonwealth Roundtable

In its continued efforts to empower the youth as leaders of tomorrow, Botho University recently joined hands with the Masire-Mwamba Office in hosting the first ever Cafe Commonwealth. The session, which was meant to give the youth an opportunity

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First BU-Univen Exchange Successfully Completed

On the 13th of November 2015 Botho University (BU) held a ceremony to bid farewell to its first batch of international exchange students from the University of Venda (Univen) in South Africa after they had spent a semester at BU.

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Botho University Renews Commitment to Quality at Excellence Awards

On the 11th of December Botho University hosted its annual award ceremony and Christmas party to recognize the performance of exceptional university staff members and to celebrate the year's achievements ahead of the Christmas holidays.

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Botho University International Research Conference 2015

On the 5th and 6th of November 2015 Botho University held the Botho University International Research Conference (BUIRC) 2015.

Drawing delegates from parts of Africa, Europe and the United States, the conference was held under the broad theme of 'The future of higher education in a globalised society' and featured presentations on various topics including leadership,

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Corporate Training Stakeholders' Engagement Dinner

On the 14th of October 2015 the Corporate Training Department hosted a Corporate Training Stakeholder's Engagement Dinner. The aim was to bring together training coordinators and decision makers from both the public and private sectors to engage with the department on all issues affecting staff professional development and training.

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Botho receives the 2015 Diamond Arrow of the PMR Africa Awards

Botho University is the recipient of the 2015 PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award, 1st overall equivalent to outstanding, in the category of higher education institutions in Botswana. The awards ceremony was held at the Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort on 11th September, 2015 and Mr. Tebogo Matebesi, the Assistant Manager for Marketing, accepted the award on behalf of the university.

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First Bokgeleke Arts & Culture Festival

On the 9th of October Botho University held the first ever Bokgeleke Arts & Culture Festival at the Gaborone campus.

The exciting day started with traditional games such as mmele, diketo, morabaraba, dibeke, skipping rope, and safe. Traditional food tasting also took place and the students from the institution's Hospitality Department students assisted with the food preparation.

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Botho University Linkz ICT Challenge 2015

Aspiring innovators went head to head in battles of skill at the 2015 Botho University Linkz ICT Challenge on Friday the 18th of September. Tertiary and secondary students from schools across the country descended upon the Gaborone Botho University Campus to prove their mettle in all things technological.

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BU Gaborone Career Fair 2015

Every year Botho University Gaborone campus hostsa career fair to allow both students and alumni to interact with potential employers and in August 20th 2015 it was hosted under the theme 'Striving towards a successful partnership in creating career opportunities'.

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Training Partnership with CIPFA Launched

Botho University has entered a training partnership with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

The CIPFA partnership with Botho University will allow accountancy students in Botswana to study for CIPFA's professional qualification in International Public Financial Management, the only accountancy qualification based upon International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

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Team Zebra Wins Gaborone Staff Sports Day

The Gaborone Staff Sports Day was held on the 4th of July 2015 at the BNYC Grounds. Team Zebra emerged victorious, winning five out of the twelve games, including Basketball, Egg race, Netball, Soccer, 100m race and Pool.

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Association of African Universities' 8TH Leadership Skills Development Workshop Hosted By Botho University, Botswana.

Between the 10th and 14th of August, Botho University hosted the 8th Association of African Universities (AAU) Leadership Skills Development Workshop (LEDEV).

AAU is the apex organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa.

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Botho Exchange Students in University of Venda, South Africa

On the 20th of July Botho University (BU) sent its first batch of students outside the country to a partner university through the international exchange programme.

Five students from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Programme were taken to Thohoyandou, a town in the Limpopo province of South Africa,

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BU Education and Distance Learning Faculty Hosts National Research Conference

On the 17th of June Botho University's Faculty of Education and Distance Learning hosted its first National Research Conference. The one-day research conference focused on the theme, "Rethinking, Transforming and Changing Education in the 21st Century."

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Botho University Underscores Entrepreneurship At Memorable Graduation Ceremony

On the 27th of May Botho University hosted another memorable graduation ceremony at the institutions Gaborone campus.

During her speech at what was the institution's second graduation ceremony as a university, Vice-Chancellor Sheela Raja Ram made all the graduates repeat after her:

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Botho Community Outreach Encourages Tree Planting

Botho Community Outreach held its first project, a tree planting event, on the 27th of April 2015 at Boswa Primary school.

The event was graced by the presence of various dignitaries, including Member of Parliament for Gaborone Bonnington South Mr. Ndaba Gaolathe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Employability and Development for Botho University

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Botho Sparks Dialogue with Entrepreneurship World Café

On the 6th of May 2015 the Department of Students & Alumni Affairs hosted the first ever Botho University Entrepreneurship World Café.

The World Café is a user-friendly method for creating meaningful and cooperative dialogue around questions that count. As an organisational or social design process the World Café

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