Education hub holds expo in Jo’burg, Rustenburg to attract foreign students.
The Botswana education hub under the Ministry of Education and Skills Development held a week long education exhibition in South Africa with various institutes which are based locally.
The Expo which was held in Johannesburg and Rustenburg respectively was meant to lure international students to come and study in Botswana.
On a mission to position Botswana as regional centre of excellence in education, training and research, the Education Hub found it fit to coordinate and pull private institutions together in the form of an international education expo.
Speaking at the expo, the Director of International Marketing and Business Development in the Ministry of Education,Mokgosi Labane, noted that the ministry has been making efforts to be at par with international standards since last year; hence partnerships with relevant team players in tertiary education should be solidified.
“South Africa has been identified as a possible market to sell our internationally recognized institutions to,” Labane said.
He said that Botswana with its stable economy and minimal crime offered a great attraction for South African students to study and reside.
A representative from BOTA in the Communications and Public Education Department ,Naledi Paledi, assured potential students about the standard of education offered by tertiary institutions in Botswana.
“BOTA is a quality assurance body that insures prospective students about quality vocational training system in Botswana,” she said.
Similar expos have been held in other countries amongst them, Namibia Zimbabwe and Zambia for the past two years. Tertiary schools that took part this time around include GIPS, University of Botswana, Botho College, IHS, and BCA.