BIUST VC stayed-on during ‘investigations’

Prof Otlogetswe Totolo
Prof Otlogetswe Totolo

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) Council Board chairperson Dr Seja Maphanyane has confirmed that the BIUST Council did not suspend the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Otlogetswe Totolo, during the Council’s investigations. The VC was invesitgated for alleged rampant excessive wastage of the University’s financial resources, following a damning whistle-blowing report filed by the now indefinitely suspended Council board member and Union activist Dr Malatsi Galani

The failure by the Board to exert its powers on the VC is blamed for not only the outcome of the investigations but also for the perceived harassment and persecution of the whistleblower, who the VC soon turned on with the vengeance of a wounded buffalo.

The whistleblowing report was tabled in September last year before the University Council, but within three months the VC was exonerated, and he out went for the whistleblower who was slapped with an indefinite suspension for allegedly leaking confidential information, the nature of which he is yet to learn. The suspension came from the VC’s office, through a deputy VC.

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