Former Mahalapye West MP, Mr Bernard Bolele is the new council chairman for the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST).
He is succeeding Mr Boyce Sebetela who had a short stint as chairman following retirement of Mr Serwalo Tumelo.
Professor John Cooke, an experienced academic leader who has been with the university since 2009 as the Dean of the College of Sciences has also been appointed acting vice chancellor.
In a press release, the university noted that recent changes in leadership at both council and management led to some level of uncertainty regarding its future and its capacity to deliver on its mandate. Such major changes affected students, parents, university staff and the general public, read part of the statement.
The university announced that it had consolidated its teaching and research facilities on the Palapye campus and would not be opening a new campus in Serowe, however some student accommodation was available in Serowe.
“The management also wishes to assure students that every effort is being made to put things back on track particularly the preparations for the opening of the academic year.”
BIUST assured all students that their admission for the new academic year remains valid hence parents are aised to ignore all circulating rumours that the university intends to significantly reduce enrolment.
In addition the management assures the public of its resolve to preserve BIUST as an excellence international research university of engineering, science and technology.
To maintain this reputation, the university is currently recruiting international researchers and professors to its academic staff to meet the teaching requirements arising from an increasing enrolment.
Source : BOPA
Source : Botswana Daily News