Botho University (file pic)


MBABANE – Botho University which is based in Botswana plans to extend its campuses to the kingdom
of Eswatini early next year. The local campus is to be the university’s fifth campus in the SADC region. Botho University currently boasts operation in Botswana (Gaborone and Francis-town), Windhoek in Namibia and Maseru in Lesotho. Kenneth Motlotlegi, the Admissions Senior Officer for Botswana campus said, “Students who prefer distance and blended learning are also catered for and our visit is to create local awareness and alert Emaswati that we hope to officially open the University here in Manzini by January next year.” Botho University can now be added
to the list of options for students seeking to enroll in tertiary institutions in the kingdom of Eswatini for
the year 2019. Motlotlegi assured the audience during his recent presentation at the Eswatini International Trade Fair (EITF) that the University is a legally registered institution in Eswatini. “We are still in a process to finalize all administrative procedures and we have already approached the Principal Secretary in the Ministry
of Labor and Social Security Thulani Madlopha and they are in the completion stage of accreditation with the Swaziland Higher Education Council”, he said. The university which was first introduced as an IT institution now
has over six faculties. It has since grown into a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning that offers several programmes namely the Faculty of Business and Accounting, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health and Education, Faculty of Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism, and Faculty
of Graduate Studies and Research. Furthermore, the university has called upon estate agents to look into
establishing student’s accommodation facilities in and around Manzini. Swaziland government will conduct
its own assessment in determining if it will offer scholarships for students studying at Botho University

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