Quotas rattle private tertiary institutions

The UB and private institutions are fighting for resources
The UB and private institutions are fighting for resources

Even though government says the move will solve unemployment, the shock introduction of quotas for tertiary education sponsorship continues to reverberate, while the revolution by unemployed youths gathers pace. Many fingers are pointed at private tertiary institutions who are accused of bleeding taxpayer funds in irrelevant and poor quality courses. Mmegi Staff Writer, INNOCENT SELATLHWA engages Botswana Association of Private Tertiary Education Providers (BAPTEP) president, Roshen Kishun

Earlier this year, through the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) government introduced the concept of aligning the training to skills priority areas. Essentially, the efforts have been around ensuring that the billions of pula government pumps into sponsorship of tertiary students goes towards qualifications and skills that are required in the economy. 

The idea is to avoid ‘wasting’ scarce national resources, inflating the numbers of graduates in already surfeit sectors, to the detriment of sectors where hands are required.

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