Tertiary courses are relevant

Tertiary students PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Tertiary students PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Most tertiary courses are good value for students. To some extent, most of these courses are relevant to the needs of the workplace and the nation, writes Mmegi correspondent GRAHAME MCLEOD*

TONOTA: This is especially true of the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. For this reason, each year both University of Botswana (UB) and the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) churn out well-trained graduates who should be able to land good jobs – as geologists; mining, chemical, geological and electrical engineers; computer software engineers; statisticians…  Such courses of study will provide the skilled manpower required in our mineral-driven economy.

Also, if the call to diversify our economy is heeded, and the country begins to industrialise, then such graduates will also find jobs in manufacturing industries. And other institutions also offer a wide variety of other courses in accountancy, law, education, business, and finance… Such courses will ensure that locally-run businesses will operate profitably and will stand the test of time!

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