Dust Settles At Biust – Goya

| April 21, 2015

The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mr Moiseraele Goya, says he is optimistic that the problems that engulfed the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) have been resolved.

Speaking in an interview after the tour of the university infrastructure recently in Palapye, Mr Goya said he was happy because the university management and the School Representative Council (SRC) members appreciated the developments that were taking place at the university.

He said the university management was heading towards the right direction because the problems, which were at the institution had come to an end and he was hopeful that the university will produce what his ministry was expecting.

Mr Goya, however, said he was hopeful that the new leadership of the university will turn it into an education hub that will attract local and international students.

He said the university must produce students who would be able to be absorbed by the industries in Botswana and outside the country.

He assured the school management that some of the facilities like the library which has the capacity to hold only 120 students will in the future be extended to accommodate more numbers.

On other issues Mr Goya appealed to the Palapye community to regard themselves as stakeholders of the university and contribute meaningfully towards the development of the university. He said members of the community should not be afraid to visit the university.

The acting deputy vice chancellor Research and Innovation Mr Boikobo Paya said that the philosophy that the university is using is to use the few things that they have.

He said construction of the institution’s infrastructure is running parallel with daily management operations hence stretching the utilisation of the available resources.

Mr Paya said the university will not be having students who would be graduating soon and they will have time to focus on their vision.

He said the university admits students who passed their form five with very high marks and the university should make sure that they give them the education that they deserve.

He appealed to the Palapye community to release their houses or build more houses to rent out to the staff of the university because they have a shortage of accommodation.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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