BQA happy with tertiary institutions

Just under a decade ago, feeling the high cost of foreign sponsored students, the Botswana government took a decision to encourage and accredit local tertiary education institutions to absorb the high number of learners for post secondary education.

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development then established the Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA) to ensure regulation and accreditation is done correctly. But instead of seeing smooth processes in place, the country has seen a high rise in tertiary students protests over a range of issues, including the poor quality of education, unaccredited courses and trainers, living allowances and poor quality of food. In a question and answer session, this is what BQA shared with Mmegi.

To what degree are private institutions complying with BQA standards?

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