Graduates Urged to Become Global Citizens

Botho University held yet another set of successful graduation ceremonies at the Gaborone and Francistown campuses of the institution on the 27th of May 2016.

During her welcome remarks to the University’s 18th graduation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs. Sheela Raja Ram, proudly indicated that this year the institution produced 831 graduates from its three Botswana campuses. She also indicated to the audience that Botho University recently launched its first international campus in Lesotho, Maseru, where similar graduation ceremonies of globally ready graduates are expected.

“There just aren’t enough jobs for all of you; Botswana’s small economy will not accommodate all graduating students in the workforce,” Mrs. Raja Ram said to the gathered graduates, urging them to strive to become global citizens and to view Africa’s problems as opportunities for them to create their own niche.

Director of Phakalane Estates, Mr. Thola Magang, commended Botho University’s evident commitment to empowering young Batswana through quality education during his Keynote Address. He then advised graduates to be persistent and bold as they enter the business world, adding, “If plan A doesn’t work, remember that there are 25 other letters in the alphabet.”

One of the highlights of every Botho University graduation ceremony is the Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama Spirit of Botho award which is given to a graduate whose performance has been impressive both inside and beyond the classroom. The 2016 award went to a young lady with an impressive portfolio; former SRC member, Miss Botho University 2013/2014 and Girl Power Club founder, Ms. Pearl Koloka, went home with the prize of P10, 000.