Private sector, university partnerships can spur growth


FRANCISTOWN: University of Botswana (UB) lecturer, Rudolph Boy has urged local companies to form and embrace strategic partnerships with universities.Boy, who works in the Department of Management, was speaking at a gala dinner here last week organised by UB.

The gala dinner, which was part of the Botswana Confederations of Commerce Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) Northern Trade Fair commemorations, was themed: ‘Encompassing Value Creation Through Innovative Partnerships’.

“A partnership of local business and local universities can help drive economic growth as well as improve the efficiency of companies,” argued Boy. He explained that detailed information provided by universities on markets they operate in and the general business environment could benefit companies.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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