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Botho University Francistown Career Fair | April 16, 2015
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Botho University Graduation
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Welcome to Botho University

Botho University was established in 1997 as a computing training institute that has rapidly evolved over the years and in recognition awarded the university status in March 2013. At Botho University, we currently offer programs through four faculties namely, Faculty of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies. We offer qualifications from certificate level to a Master's degree level with plans in place for a PhD Program to be rolled out very soon. Under our Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies, there are over 200 short-term programs suitable for career development and lifelong learning.


  • Our highly qualified, experienced and passionate academic and nonacademic staff who work to make Botho University an exciting place to work and study
  • Botswana is a desired location to live and study
  • Our international partner network comprises of Teesside University, NIIT, Manipal, The Open University, Ohio University and Wayne State University
  • Our ISO certification and what that means for the greater community
  • An international experience - students have travelled to Russia, India and USA to represent the University


Vision Statement: Botho University aspires to be a centre of excellence, innovation and leadership in higher learning and a driver for positive social and economic change.

Mission Statement: Operating with a strong financial and viable business model, BU will provide a quality educational experience, continually benchmarked on national and international academic standards to produce well-rounded, employable graduates for the global market

Botho University Makes It Happen For BU Women in Gaborone & Francistown

It is said that when you empower a woman you empower the whole society. Women play many important roles in society; as mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. This is why Botho University celebrated International Women's Day at both its Gaborone and Francistown campuses.

Botho TET Talks Emphasise Inspiration and Student Engagement in Teaching

On the 28th of February Botho University's Teaching Excellence Department hosted an enlightening symposium featuring lectures delivered by two higher education specialists from South African universities. Botho Teaching Excellence Talks (TET) is a creative platform for interactive dialogue among academics on issues that bear on the quality of teaching and learning.

Botho University Attends Higher Education Fair in Lesotho

On the 25th to the 26th of February Lesotho held its 2nd annual Higher Education Fair at Lehakoe Multi-purpose sports hall and Botho University staff members were on hand to announce the launch of BU in Lesotho to the public and begin recruiting students.

BU Francistown Hosts a Memorable Open Day

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Botho University Francistown campus held its open day for all students. The Office of Student, Research and Outreach (OSRO) found it fit to host this event to give the students an insight on services provided by the office and also give them an opportunity to discuss critical issues that affect their student life with the Centre management.

Botho University Hosts Botho ExpoTees 2015

On the 30th of January Botho University (BU) showcased the creative achievements of its finest IT students at the Botho ExpoTees 2015 event. ExpoTees is an annual event BU has adopted from its partner institution, Teesside University, UK, that gives final year IT students the opportunity to exhibit their innovative final projects to industry captains and potential employers.

Botho University Hosts Excellence Awards and Christmas Party

On the 12th of December all three campuses of Botho University simultaneously hosted the institution’s annual award ceremony to recognize the performance of exceptional university staff. The honours bestowed on deserving individuals on the night included the Teaching Excellence Awards, Service Excellence Awards, Research Excellence Awards and Long Service Awards.

BUIRC 2014 Highlights The Power of E-Learning to Transform Higher Education

On the 30th and 31st of October Botho University hosted the Botho University International Research Conference (BUIRC) 2014. This 3rd annual research conference turned the spotlight on the relationship between tertiary education and communication technology with the theme 'Transforming Higher Education Through E-Learning'.

Miss Botho University Francistown 2014

On the 31st of October 2014, multitudes of excited students descended upon the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) auditorium to witness beautiful young ladies battling it out for the coveted title of Miss Botho University Francistown campus.

The show did not start as early as anticipated, but by half past eight that evening the program was underway as the ladies took to the stage.

Botho TED Symposium on Achieving Quality in Higher Education

On the 20th of September Botho University's Teaching Excellence Department (TED) held its inaugural public BothoTED Symposium at the Gaborone campus. Academics from various tertiary institutions in Botswana attended the event which was streamed live to the Maun and Francistown campuses of BU.TED Manager Tom Atonga was recently quoted in BIZTECH AFRICA as saying that the department's main objective is to improve University-wide quality of teaching and learning and BothoTED talks are a forum they have created for teaching staff to meet and discuss best practices.

Linkz ICT challenge 2014

Aspiring innovators went head to head in battles of skill at the 2014 Botho University Linkz ICT Challenge on Friday the 19th of September. Tertiary and secondary students from schools across the country descended upon the Gaborone Botho University Campus to prove their mettle in all things technological. Botho University Gaborone emerged as the overall best tertiary institution while Gaborone Secondary School was crowned the top secondary school.

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