As part of their on-going commitment to give back to the community and help the less fortunate.
Botho Students Win Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition 2013 (04-04-13)Botho University students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup that was held on 4th April, 2013 in Gaborone at the Microsoft Innovation Centre. They were rewarded with a computer and Nokia windows phones. The competition was open to all tertiary students. For entry, students were invited to submit and present IT innovations essential for development. The winning team from Botho presented a system called â Tandabalaâ that is useful for managing the elderly pension fund scheme. The objective of the system is to make it easier for elderly pensioners to access their pension money from any location. The team members comprising of Mpho Ben Motsamai, Givemore Mvumba and Kabelo Bolaane have the privilege of representing Botswana at the Microsoft Imagine Cup global final to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2013. A great example indeed of what dreams may become.
Miss Botho University Pageant 2013 (29-03-13)On the night of 29th March 2013 after a spectacular display of beauty and intellect, Pearl Koloka was crowned Miss Botho 2013. Pearl is a second year student studying a BSc Honours Degree in Computing. She succeeded against eleven strong contestants. Alongside Pearl was Oweditse Fafah Phirinyane crowned 1st princess and Mary Sekgee crowned 2nd princess. The theme of the pageant â��Diversifying the Economy through youth empowermentâ�� started off with a fashion show at Botho University Gaborone and finished with a dazzling grand finale at Cresta President Hotel. From the audience perspective, one could not have predicted the winner as the ladies were all stunning and smart. The well poised contestants were more beautiful than what Shakespeareâ��s poetry could describe as a good summerâ��s day. They were top class â��Aâ�� game. When in an interview with Botho News, Pearl Koloka, now Miss Botho 2013 said it was fun taking part in the contest. She said that though this was a contest, team work among the contestants is what inspired her to win. She thanks all her friends for their support and more especially her mother for making the win possible for her. The contest was graced by performers from Botho University who showered the audience with Hip Hop, Kwaito and Motswako music. The performers included â��Douzyâ�� whom gave an exhilarating performance. Jika Jive and Wizzy also proudly from Botho University, offered the audience a great performance. The audience could be heard screaming with excitement all the time as the rib cracker Director of Ceremony Ms. Sethunya Moitoi had everything under the control of her superior voice. The organizer of the event Mr. Ricardo, Gaborone SRC, Minister of Entertainment said he was impressed by how the event turned out.
AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians
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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Botho University is proud to announce that it has been certified as a gold partner by ACCA, UK. The ACCA Gold award is only awarded to high quality tuition providers that meet a variety of challenging performance targets including the management of the ACCA programme, its delivery and student support. The award to Botho University demonstrates that ACCA recognises the institutions as meeting global best practice in the provision of ACCA tuition and support.
Golden Arrow Award
Botho University is a proud recipient of the "Golden Arrow Award" for excellence from PMR Africa on a score of 4.05/5, rated highest under Higher Education/Tertiary Institutions in Botswana.
The award was handed to Botho University at a gala event hosted by the PMR.africa awards team. The event was titled Botswana Country Survey Leaders and AchieversAwards breakfast held on 4th August, 2014 at Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) of The Grand Palm Hotel. The event was well attended by various industry captains and recipients of awards in their respective category.
Campus Vue ERP System is launched
Botho University has always believed in the use of technology to improve the quality of education and other services to students and stakeholders and that is why on the 23rd January 2013, the new Campus Vue ERP system was launched. In his opening remarks, Mr. Ananth Ram, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director – Education and Quality Assurance said the ERP is a system that integrates all Botho University operations effectively across departments and campuses to ensure that data is up to date, that services are smooth and that decision-making is based on real-time information. Further on, he said the ERP comes with a lot advantages as now:
The student can log into their student portal where they can see what modules are on offer, who is teaching them and when they are running. They can register directly online. They can then study the timetable online and see all of their class material on the web and on their mobile devices. The student can apply for housing and can be allocated accommodation based on availability as seen on the system.
The student can post their CV and employers can also post job opportunities online. Students can apply directly through the system and then attend interviews on campus for jobs that they qualify for - all managed by the system. Staff appraisals, leave applications etc, now happen online so that data is shared in real time with no papers or e-mails flying around.
His Excellency, Former President of Botswana launches Botho University Alumni Association
Alumni refers to an association of graduates or former students of a school. Alumni are a valuable resource for any university because they can help raise awareness of the university to the outside world, thus Botho University saw it fitting to create the association and officially launch it on 27 February 2014. The Association most often referred to as BUAA was officially launched by His Excellency Former President of Botswana, Mr. Festus Mogae. The event was graced by more than one hundred graduates eager to be part of the association and to make a difference; not only to put their names on the map but also that of Botho University. When giving out his keynote address, His Excellency mentioned that the Alumni Association will raise the profile of Botho University among its alumni, which would eventually be a platform for them to support the university in various ways. As mentioned by Mr. Kenneth Moeng, Botho University alumnus, “Graduates