BOCODOL to evolve into university

BOCODOL-Tau and Mooko at the strategy launch.PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
BOCODOL-Tau and Mooko at the strategy launch.PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) Theophilus Mooko says the Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL) will be a university mid next year. Mooko said this yesterday while launching BOCODOL’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan themed ‘Embracing the Transformation’.

Government in 2012 had announced that the distance learning college would transform into the Botswana Open University (BOU). However, the enabling law, governing the establishment of universities and colleges, was never produced reportedly due to resistance from some institutions.

“We have since decided to review the act that established BOU as a college and draft a bill establishing it as a university.  It will, however, not reach Parliament during the current session.

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