Botho university linkz 2017 nurtures young talent

The 2017 LINKZ Challenge came to a successful end at Botho University’s Gaborone Campus on Friday 15th September 2017. The annual contest attracts competitors among the top students in the field of Information Technology (IT) from universities and secondary schools across Botswana, with the main aim of fostering leaning through healthy competition.

This year, the University of Botswana scooped top prize in the tertiary institutions category, trailed by Botho University Francistown and Limkokwing University in second and third place respectively. In the secondary schools category, Legae Academy claimed first prize, followed by Rainbow Secondary School and Kagiso Senior School in second and third place.

A Botho University initiative established in 2009, the LINKZ Challenge brings together senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions to compete and showcase their talents in categories ranging from database design, IT innovation for health, paper presentation, debugging, poetry and debate to impromptu speech, product pitching, Taxation Wizard and a science quiz. This year the platform expanded to include Health, Sciences, Accounting and Engineering fields.

Over the years, LINKZ has grown into one of the most anticipated youth events in Botswana, boasting hundreds of participants annually. This year’s event included twenty (20) activities to celebrate Botho University’s 20th anniversary. For the first time, the LINKZ Challenge went beyond Botswana borders and was also held in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

This year, competitors came from tertiary institutions including Botho University Gaborone, Botho University Francistown, Limkokwing University, BIUST, and the University of Botswana. The secondary schools that took part included Legae Academy, Kagiso Senior Secondary School and Rainbow Secondary School. The winners of the competition received certificates, trophies, and prizes at an award ceremony held the same day.

Legae Academy scoops Best Overall High School at the recently ended Linkz Challenge

University Of Botswana declared the Winners of Linkz 2017