Boitekanelo College held their first graduation ceremony at Boipuso Hall last week under the theme; ‘Changing lives through training and educating health professionals’.
The country’s first privately owned health institute awarded 225 Diploma’s and 200 certificates to gradudates of 2013.
“The course that you have just completed has armed you with the necessary skills to allow you to make a difference in the health sector of this country,” Assistant Minister of Health, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri said addressing the graduates.
“The college has given you the opportunity to transform the health sector, however, it will not be your knowledge and acquired skills alone which will make you bring change but your character, courage and discipline under the most difficult circumstances,” Matlhabaphiri further stated.
The minister was pleased with the college for responding to his ministry’s call to help meet the health staffing needs of the country which is currently under staffed..
“With the current national challenge of under- five mortality and the maternal mortality, we are encouraged to learn that of the graduating class, in health education and promotion and health care assistant graduates will go a long way in assisting in the alleviation of these deaths.
Currently the Ministry of Health is embarking on a National Ambulance Service of which Boitekanelo College is feeding the initiative with emergency medical care graduates who will provide the necessary pre-hospital care.