316 graduate at Biust

Christinah Motlhabane
WE DID IT! The graduates

The feel-good factor was out in full force on a fabulous Friday in Palapye last week as Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) hosted a graduation ceremony for its class of 2023.

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In total, 316 students donned their special gowns and caps, becoming the 8th group to pass through BIUST door’s since the university started in 2013.

Held under the theme ‘Re-setting, Re-adjusting, Re-claiming, Driving Change Through Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship’, PHDs, Masters and Bachelor Degrees were all handed out on the day.

Congratulating the graduates for their hard-earned moment in the sun, Vice Chancellor, Otlogetswe Totolo noted this was a milestone that they will remember forever and marks the end of an incredible journey and the beginning of another.

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“Events of this magnitude always heighten emotions that reflect a significant era in the lives of the graduants. Your degree represents your extraordinary resilience in learning new skills, showing compassion for each other and our university community. It is a testament to your character, ambitions, resilience, stamina and determination,” praised the Professor, who encouraged his audience to ‘make BIUST proud’.

“Your education is your ticket to unlock a world of possibilities,” Totolo concluded to huge applause.

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Guest Speaker, Debswana MD, Andrew Maatla Motsomi said the theme resonates well with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the dynamic and ever-evolving world.

“It is a theme that underscores the imperative of adaptability, innovation, and collaboration as we navigate a future that is both uncertain but full of promise,” noted Motsomi, challenging the graduates to embrace the power of science, engineering, technology and entrepreneurship to drive change and make a positive impact on society.

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As well as the young graduates, BIUST also took the opportunity to recognize a golden oldie, in former President, Festus Mogae and his contributions to Botswana’s economic growth.

Mogae, who is the school’s founding and current Chancellor, was awarded an honorary Doctoral Degree as a thank you for his role in BIUST’s growth.

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