UB celebrates 40 years

Professor David Norris PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Professor David Norris PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

University of Botswana (UB) will this year embark on a journey to celebrate its 40th anniversary since it was established.

The UB, which was the first university in the country, was established back in 1982 after Lesotho had just decided to become a National University, breaking away from the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (UBLS) back in October 20, 1975.

The separation came about the unrest that arose from the “Luyengo Package”. This week, the UB hosted a launch to kick start celebrations of the 40th anniversary, and also at the same time unveil the institution mascot for the celebrations.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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