Bots Adopts Credit -Based System


Botswana has adopted a new education system said to be a paradigm shift from the old one. According to acting Deputy CEO, Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA), Dr Andrew Molwane, one of the highlights of the newly-gazetted BQA regulations is the creation of a credit-based system, which instead of emphasising the duration of a learning programme, institutions will be expected to emphasise the volume of work to be covered in terms of credits for qualifications.

Discussing the immediate benefits of the new BQA regulations, Molwane said institutions, also known as education and training providers, will have to make adjustments to their existing learning programmes and ensure that the programmes are aligned to the National Credit and Qualifications Framework System (NCQF).

“For instance, learning programmes will have to be: * Outcome-based (learning outcomes approach): This is the new system that emphasises the importance of showing what the learner knows and is able to demonstrate after a learning process.

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