Botho University Attends Higher Education Fair in Lesotho

On the 25th to the 26th of February Lesotho held its 2nd annual Higher Education Fair at Lehakoe Multi-purpose sports hall and Botho University staff members were on hand to announce the launch of BU in Lesotho to the public and begin recruiting students.

The aim of this annual conference is to facilitate interaction between secondary school students, especially LGCSE school leavers, and tertiary institutions both within Lesotho and regionally.Various institutions from Lesotho, South Africa and Botswana were present for this year's edition of the fair.

Eight Botho University staff members attended the event, including Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Internationalisation and Communications Ravi Srinivasan and Dean of BU Lesotho Campus Professor Subbaram Ranganathan.The BU staff members engaged in counselling students on programme choices and also assisted them with the application process.

"The students were very warm and excited by the presence of BU at the fair," saidBotho University Assistant Marketing ManagerTebogo Matebesi, who was part of the BU delegation present at the event."Our stall was packed all the time. Students were asking questions left and right and were grateful for the enrolment opportunities."

The Kingdom of Lesotho's Minister of Education and Training Hon. 'Makabelo Mosothoane was also on hand for the event and visited the BU stall.

BU Lesotho is expected to commence its inaugural semester with anintake of between 750 and 1000 students in July this year at the institution's premises housed in Maseru Mall.