UB targets world class status


Having been around for 41 years, the University of Botswana (UB) is yet to fully achieve the purpose it was built for. According to Vice Chancellor of the university Professor David Norris, while the university has delivered over 86,000 certificates, other functions of the UB Act have not been met. Mmegi staffer INNOCENT SELATLHWA interviews Norris to unpack the university’s transformation process into a High- Performance Organisation (HPO),

According to Norris, given the global competitiveness of higher education post COVID-19, UB will now focus more on strengthening core functions and co-creation with stakeholders to create value.

In line with the UB Act, which Norris referred to in the opening of the interview, the functions of the University shall include the following; providing higher education and training; advancing and disseminating knowledge through teaching; undertaking, promoting and facilitating research and scholarly investigations; supporting and contributing to the realisation of economic and social development of the nation; contributing to the cultural and social life of the community; and contributing to the advancement of the intellectual and human resource capacity of the international community.

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It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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