Feb 18 2019 | Vol 008

 

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Feb 18 | Volume 008


BOTHO UNIVERSITY DEAN'S AWARDS


The Dean's Award is an Academic ceremony held every semester across campuses as a motivation for hardworking students. This award is given to students with a GPA (grade point average) of 3.5 and above.

The Jan-Jun 2019 Dean's award ceremony in Maseru, Lesotho was held on the 13th February 2019. BU had a total of 60 Dean's awardees; amongst them was Kabelo Shelile, a female student doing BSc (Hons) in Accounting programme who had a 4.0 GPA, considered to be a significant achievement.

During this event, students receive Dean's certificates; the award is further captured in BU's system and the same appears on the students' transcripts forming part of their educational history. This semester's event was held at the Maseru Campus with the support from the invited Managers, Team-leaders, Marketing Dept. and the SAAD officer.

In another Dean's Awards event, BHEI (Botho Higher Education Institution), our affiliate in Namibia for Botho University held its first Dean's award ceremony and the winner here was Fillemon Imene from the Windhoek Campus. BU congratulates all the achievers!


BU STUDENT RUN RESTAURANT
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(Gaborone Campus)


Last week the faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism commenced their semester practical lessons for their Food and Beverage Modules. As part of their Hospitality Management curriculum, students have the opportunity to operate a 24-seater restaurant to provide a three-course lunch service on.

Under the direction of our Chef and Restaurant instructors, students have a hand in menu creation, preparation and serving. This student-operated restaurant provides students with invaluable real-time, hands-on training. At the conclusion of the meal, patrons are actively engaged in an e-survey, where they can provide feedback about their dining and service experience. The guest feedback is then integrated into the instructional process in order to influence both individual and group learning.

The restaurant is now open to the public for lunch service on Mondays and Tuesdays. The lunch is only P30.00 for a three course set menu. We currently do not sell beverages. To dine with us, please click on the link https://goo.gl/forms/mRexpW9AEh6Mq5l22 to view the menu for the week and make your reservation. We look forward to welcoming you. Pre-booking is essential. 
 

Botho University Lesotho
continues the great work..!

Botho University Maseru (Lesotho) continued its CSR activity to young girls, this time at the Mpopo Secondary School with the much- needed sanitary towels. Mpopo is a rurally situated secondary school in the outskirts of the Leribe District.

The main aim of the this initiative which is in collaboration with Her Majesty the Queen is to make sure that no girl child ever misses school because she is on her natural cycle. Representing Botho University, Mrs. Mankhole Masisi-Thakhisi had a special message to the boys at this school that "they should support the girls and indeed their fellow sisters during their natural cycles as this is something that is common to every girl and there is nothing shameful about it’’.

She continued by urging students to commit themselves to their studies, as this will help them to progress to the next class and eventually to tertiary education.

 
Botho University is partnering and assisting the Holokomela Banana of Her Majesty the Queen Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeiso who is the Patron of the initiative.

Botho University student awarded GIA scholarship to study in india

Nthabiseng Cathrene Ntshonono, Botho University graduate of Professional Diploma in Jewellery Management and Design, has been awarded a scholarship to study full time at the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) in Mumbai, India.

Nthabiseng will go into the graduate gemologist program for a period 6 months. Each year, GIA offers two scholarships for non-American students, to any of their five international campuses based in London, India, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong. 

‘It means a lot that I have been offered such an opportunity. It is such a great honour and a laid platform for me to go explore and go study further into what I am passionate about.’ Said Nthabiseng.’ She is now the second student to qualify and travel to GIA, Mumbai, India after the successful trip by another BU student Yozikee Juliet Kariambahe in 2018. BU will be nurturing more such students like Nthabiseng and Yozikee through its various international partnerships.

BU Botswana
student to participate in the 1st Africa Social and behaviour Conference

Botho University Gaborone Campus student One Motladiile, a 3rd year student studying BSc (Hons) in Network security and computer forensics is set to attend the 1st Africa Social and Behaviour Conference organized by FHI 360, in Nairobi Kenya. One is a volunteer with the Family Health International managing a Facebook group called Cookie Jar.

She volunteered to attend the conference with the aim to share experience with the delegates from all over Africa by using social media to interact with other girls her age on Health related issues. During an interview with One she said that she believed in Jim Rohn's quote "Be part of something bigger than yourself"

UB (University of Botswana) shares Research Findings with Botho University

The University of Botswana Prof. Richard Tabulawa and his co-investigator Dr. Rebecca Schendel from the University College London were at the BU Gaborone campus on Wednesday, 13th Feb 2019  to share the findings of a longitudinal study on Pedagogies for Critical Thinking.

The study is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) aimed to investigate the impact of teaching on the critical thinking abilities of students. Critical thinking is now considered as one of the most crucial soft skills for employability.

The study was conducted in 14 universities spread across Africa in  Botswana, Kenya and Ghana and Botho University was among the few universities in the continent chosen to participate in it. Findings on Botho reveal a strong commitment to pedagogical reform, good opportunities for experiential learning and a number of  active learning  strategies employed by staff to enhance students’ critical thinking.

The researchers in their recommendation suggested that Botho University should continue to infuse critical thinking  in both core and extra curriculum  activities  as well as in the assessment of students’ learning outcomes.
 
Happening today at Lesotho (Butha-Buthe)
The Mind Liberation Career Expo which
BU Maseru campus is taking part together
with Lesotho Institute of Accountants (LI
A)

More details in the next round up..
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