Botho University (BU) was established in 1997 and has rapidly evolved over the years to become a leading multidisciplinary highquality tertiary education provider. BU was initially accredited by the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) in Botswana and by regulatory bodies where it operates. BU currently has 6 campuses being : Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, the Blended & Distance Learning Campus (BDLC) and now breaking ground in West Africa and establishing its 6th campus in Accra, Ghana.
In Ghana, Botho University aims to start with bachelor’s degree level programmes with plans in place to offer Certificate, Master’s degree and Doctoral programmes soon. Botho University also has a Corporate Training Department which offers a diverse range of programmes for in-service professionals and organizations. There are over 200 short-term professional development programmes, which can be customized to meet the client’s requirements. The Botho University Graduate Profile (BGP) is one initiative that ensures the university produces all rounded graduates with additional skills sets to the academic knowledge they acquire in the different areas of study.
The BGP gives students soft skills that sets our graduates apart from the rest. BU also has several partnerships with renowned regional and international institutions such as the University of Venda-South Africa, KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden, DHBW Corporative State University in Germany, Black Hills State University-USA, University of Louisville-USA, Indian School of Mines-India, Manipal University in India and recently World Tourism Forum Lucerne-Switzerland to mention a few. Students studying with Botho University and staff have an opportunity to take advantage of these international partnerships through students and staff exchange programs. These partnerships will accord students an opportunity to network and experience multicultural environments for personal growth. All programmes offered by BU have internships as a compulsory component.
This internship is fully monitored and mentored by BU academic staff to ensure its effectiveness. Botho University firmly believes in providing its students with a superior learning environment and as such invests heavily in state of the art infrastructure and the latest technology-driven learning resources. The campus in Gaborone is well known for being of international standards and many national and international events have been held on the premises due to the quality of the facilities. As part of BU’s focus on sustainability SDG, the university has taken several initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. Academic rigor combined with excellence in all extracurricular activities ensures that Botho University graduates possess a potent combination of skills.
BU is one of the topranked sporting institutions in Botswana having won top accolades and championships in the country. Botho University is driven by the core values of integrity, excellence, and inclusiveness and aims to produce well-rounded, entrepreneurial, and globallyemployable graduates with the attitude, knowledge, skills, and competencies to create value and drive productivity increases needed to catalyze sustainable economic growth. The focus on quality has resulted in Botho University opting for BOS ISO 9001:2015 certification. With an impeccable reputation for quality in the market, Botho University graduates are leading the way in transforming the economy.