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15 YEARS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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In its 15th year of operation, Botho College boasts the best accounting and computing programmes from Certificate to Masters degree levels and over 16 000 graduates to date.

PROUD: Ravi Srinivasan

The college that sits on a 10 000m2  piece of land in Kgale with other centres in Francistown and Maun is one of the largest private tertiary education provider operating in the country since 1997. Among its many firsts, Botho College is the first private tertiary institution to be accredited by the Tertiary Education Council (TEC).

All its programmes are also accredited by the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA). The Administration and Stakeholder Relations Director at Botho College, Ravi Srinivasan, this week spoke highly of the institution that he described as a premier quality tertiary educational provider.

“We operate in a very conducive and convenient learning environment with outdoor recreational areas that include a 700sqm shaded seating area with wi-fi and sporting facilities for Basket ball, tennis, volleyball, netball and an informal soccer field.

The campus is well planned, secure and is built as per health and safety regulations. There is ample shaded car parking area and landscaped area around for students to relax. The classrooms are fully networked and each seat is computerized. The facilities include a large well equipped library which has access to online journals for research, it also gives the opportunity to all that one to keep a personal journal to click here to create an online journal which will have total privacy.

Senior students are supplied with laptops for their personal use and the campus includes a dedicated laptop help desk,” he said.
Among its success stories, Srinivasan says, the college has produced prominent people including Permanent Secretaries and senior government officials who were advancing their education. “In every organization and government offices that I enter I find a lot of our graduates and it’s so fulfilling to know that we are doing such a good job in the country’s education system. We offer a well rounded learning experience.

Academic rigor combined with excellence in extracurricular activities ensures Botho College graduates are a potent combination. Our students have a well known reputation amongst local employers of being readily employable and making excellent employees.”

Pointing to an array of trophies and awards donning the college’s boardroom, Srinivasan also revealed that the institution was not only academically oriented as it was among the top ranked sporting institutions in the country. We have extensive sporting facilities for basketball, netball, volleyball, soccer and Chess. We have won all the top accolades and championships in the country and are currently the BOTESSA and PTIA games champion,” he said.

The college counts Zebras player, Mogakolodi ‘Tsotso’ Ngele and female boxer and Olympics hopeful Pearl Morake among its host of successful athletes.
The students at Botho College, Srinivan says, enjoy a wide range of academic support services during their studies to make earning an enjoyable experience.

“The institution models itself on the best universities across the globe and set up departments dedicated to make the Botho College experience memorable. A few key departments include the Management Information Services (MIS) Department which is the central repository of all student related personal and academic information at Botho College. We also have the Assessments department which is responsible for organizing, managing and conducting all examinations at the institution.

There is also the Projects Office which is is tasked with providing all students an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to develop real life projects while still in school. Other departments include the Student Services Department, Career Advisory Services and Placement Support Office (CASPO) and the Botho College Alumni Association (BOCAA).”